Barcelona hosted Atlético Madrid in a LaLiga match this weekend and the athletes scored three points after a thrilling 4-2 victory. This mouth-watering match lived up to the hype on Sunday as both sides went for the jugular right from the first whistle.
While Barcelona were ahead in the first minutes it was Diego Simeone’s side who scored first after Luis Suárez beat Yannick Carrasco. But just two minutes later, Jordi Alba secured a Puskas appointment after his volley from the top of the box crashed into a very high corner and Barcelona’s return began.
As Atleti’s attack diminished, the athletes climbed higher after the equalizer.
Adama Traoré, who had been dangerous all night, eventually outscored Gavi 2-0 and Ronald Araújo managed to clear the box 3-1 before half-time.
Coming out after the break the momentum continued to favor the Xavi boys as a certain trick in the box led to Dani Alves hitting the ball past Jan Oblak for the fourth time.
But not down and out yet, Atletico Madrid’s replacement brought power to the bench and eventually made things a two-goal game when Suárez beat his former club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then appeared for the first time to add an explosive but things would then take another turn. Barcelona dropped to 10 after Alves stepped on Carrasco’s calf and saw VAR give him a straight red.
With the male benefit, the visitors continued to try to close the gap however despite the best efforts of Corngel Correa and Daniel Wass, they were unable to turn things around.
The result means Barcelona are in 4th place and Atletico Madrid are in 5th place.