February 1, 2023

Barcelona outperforms Atletico and isolates at the top of Espanyol

Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the classics held on Sunday (8) and took the reclusive command of the Spanish championship.

  • The winning goal for the Catalans was scored by Dembele in a beautiful collective plot.
  • With the victory, Barcelona went to 41 points and opened with three points against its arch-rivals and vice-captain, Real Madrid.
  • In the crisis, Betis overtook Atlético and dropped to fifth place, outside the Champions League ranking area.
  • El Clasico was marked by the expulsion of Savic and Ferran Torres, who fought on the field and received a straight red card.
  • Griezmann almost leveled the game in stoppage time, but Araujo took it over the line and secured Barcelona’s victory.

curiousity: Known for their attacking game, Barcelona has the best defense in La Liga. Xavi’s team conceded only 6 goals in 16 matches. No other team has conceded fewer than 10 goals.

Upcoming games: Now, the isolated leader, Barcelona returns to the pitch for Espanyol next Saturday (14), against Betis. Atletico face Almeria on Sunday (15).

the game

Barcelona is leading the controversy. Barcelona scored a try that had a lot of complaints from Atlético. Reinaldo called in a free kick from Javi, who flicked it up and turned to the wing to serve Dembele. After the VAR review, the referee maintained field marking and goal validation.

pressure. After conceding the goal, Atlético went for it, cornering Barcelona and wasting two good chances in a row.

  • First, Giménez dangerously nodded and knocked paint off Ter Stegen’s crossbar.
  • After that, Molina freestyled a right and kicked with high power, but the finish was narrowly missed.

Ter Stegen saves! Atlético did not equalize at the end of the first half, because the Barcelona goalkeeper made a wonderful save with Griezmann’s shot. The French striker received a free kick at the entrance to the area and hit it well, but Ter Stegen saved it from the wrong hand.

on the beam. Atlético continued to press in the second half, but it was Barcelona who nearly extended it, again with Dembele. He received a quick release and was hit by the defense. The ball rebounded and hit the post, fortunately for Oblak.

Not worth. In the 27th minute of the second half, Ferran Torres scored for Barcelona, ​​​​but he was in the bathtub. Offside and goal scoring is not allowed.

MMA? Already in the extras, Ferrán Torres and Savic starred in an extraordinary scene. They got weird, got tangled up in the lawn and ended up getting kicked out.

at the head of the line. Today was not really for Atlético. In the last minute of the match, Griezmann finished off the ball after hitting the area and the ball went past Ter Stegen, but Araujo saved it with a heel over the line. The Uruguayan celebrated like a goal.


1 x 0. Dembele opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 22nd minute of the first half. After a good move from Pedri, Javi rolled and the French striker fell low into the corner.

data sheet

Atletico Madrid 0 x 1 Barcelona
competition: Spanish championship
Place: Civitas Metropolitano (Madrid)
date and time: January 8 (Sunday), 5 p.m. (Brasilia time)
Rule: Jose Luis Monoeira
Yellow cards: Araujo, Rafinha and Christensen (Barcelona); Molina and Correa (Atlético)
Red cards: Savic (Atletico) and Ferran Torres (Barcelona)
Objectives: Dembélé (22nd minute of the first half)
Athlete: oblac. Molina, Savic, Jimenez, Reneldo (Reguilon); Cook (Lemar), Barrios (Condogbia), Carrasco (Morata), Llorente; Joao Felix (Korea) and Griezmann. Technical: Simeon.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen Conde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde (Marcos Alonso); Busquets (Sergi Roberto), De Jong (Casey), Javi (Rafinha); Pedri, Dembele and Ansu Fati (Ferran Torres). Technical: Xavi.