Thomas Lemar and Luis Suarez’s goals in the first half helped Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on Saturday night football match. With this match, the Rojiblancos moved into second place in La Liga. The visitors soon got into the game, controlling the majority of possession in the early stages.
On the other hand, in the 24th minute, Diego Simeone’s team broke the deadlock with a razor-sharp play. With a beautiful touch, Joao Felix opened up the pitch before finding Luis Suarez, who then put through Thomas Lemar to fire past Marc-Andre ter Stegen
On the verge of halftime, Suarez himself doubled the lead scoring his first goal against his previous club. Following a breakaway, Lemar sent a controlled ball into the path of the Uruguayan, who displayed excellent composure to take his time before clinically finding the bottom corner.
Although a disciplined and experienced Atleti team were more than happy to hold firm and see out a well-earned 2-0 victory, a change of tactics made La Blaugrana seem brighter and more imaginative after the break. Suffering their first league loss of the season Barcelona drops to ninth after and the victory lifts the hosts to second place in La Liga. Watch football highlights of the La Liga match in which Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Barcelona
Goals: 1 – 0 Lemar 23, 2 – 0 Suarez 44
Bookings: De Paul, Koke; Gavi
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Hermoso, Gimenez, Savic, Carrasco, Lemar, Koke, De Paul, Llorente, Suarez, Joao Felix
Substitutions: Griezmann, Renan Lodi, Trippier, Correa, Felipe
Barcelona: ter Stegen, Mingueza, Araujo, Pique, Dest, Nico, Busquets, de Jong, Coutinho, Gavi, Depay
Substitutions: Lenglet, Fati, Puig, de Jong, Roberto
Osasuna – Rayo Vallecano 1-0 (Sanchez 90+1)
Mallorca – Levante 1-0 (Baba 75)
Cadiz – Valencia 0-0
Atletico Madrid – Barcelona 2-0 (Lemar 24, Suarez 45)
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