Atlético de Madrid continues to enjoy the good time it is living and wanted to show it in the game this Saturday, November 21, against FC Barcelona. The ‘Cholo’ Simeone team arrived at the Wanda Metropolitano to continue in the race to conquer the top of LaLiga, which fights side by side with the Real Sociedad de San Sebastián, but for that, they had to first defeat Ronald Koeman’s team .
As expected, things were not easy for the mattress team, who saw how Barcelona tried to get ahead on the scoreboard after a great shot from Griezmann that went over Largero. However, Atleti’s response was immediate, as Ter Stegen had to interfere with a majestic save to prevent Saúl from vaccinating them at minute five.
After the two notices, Marcos Llorente was the next to try to open the scoring at minute 11, but the crossbar prevented him. The game continued its course, both teams tried to maintain possession of the ball to create danger, however, it was until 41 ‘when Messi dared to shoot through a gap in the goal, but Oblak said no.
Messi’s attempt seemed to wake Atleti, as seven minutes later, Carrasco made a play from another game. He received the ball from the left sector, faced Ter Stegen face to face, who wanted to go ahead to close the angle, but the Belgian made an impressive tunnel and defined the course of the game.
For the second half, the most shocking play had to do with an injury, because at minute 59 of the game, Correa fell on top of Piqué’s leg, who tearfully left the field for what could be a serious knee injury.
Barcelona wanted to equalize the score through Lenglet, Pjianic, Dembelé, Griezmann and Sergi Roberto, but the blaugranas never found clarity and, although Atlético did the same when trying to increase their advantage, the score did not move any more.
Barcelona’s next game
Barcelona will have to recover from this bitter drink quickly, because on Tuesday, November 24 they will have to face the Dynamo Kiev in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The appointment is the point of 4:00 p.m. ET.