The defending champion of La Liga which is Barcelona faced one of the most potential contenders of La Liga yesterday and the title holder finished the game with no victory. French star Dembele scored a goal as Barca drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last match.
Barcelona dominated the game most of the time but their opponent Atletico played defensive football there and so, Barca did not create many opportunities. In the opposite way, they digested a goal and about to lose the game. But at the end of the game, Ousmane Dembele scored a goal and so, the title holder left the ground with no pain.
At the home ground of Atletico Madrid named Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Saturday night, the match ended with 1 – 1 goal draw. In the ongoing season of La Liga, the apprentices of Ernesto Valverde failed to win consecutive two matches. In last round against Real Betis, they faced defeat by 4 – 3 goals.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are the two top-rated teams in La Liga and they are trying to get to the top in the season. Barcelona was in first and Atletico was in 2njd position earlier the match. If Atletico did manage a victory, they could get the top position. But in the first half of the match, Barcelona dominated the ground and the defense of Atletico faced so much pressure. Atletico squad complete played defensively in the first half and just saved the goal and so, the guest team failed to make opportunities. Just before the end of the first half, the only shot was taken by the local team and it was missed.
The only incident of the first half was in 45th minutes of the game, Sergi Roberto left the ground facing injury. He and Koke tried to get the ball and Sergi Roberto got injured. In the 2nd half, he was replaced by Brazilian Rafinha. In a counter attack in 59th minutes of the game, Atletico Madrid got the real opportunity. From the right side French star, Griezmann went to attack and he made a cut-back but Pique touched the ball and the chance was in front of Costa. But the Spanish forward failed to use the opportunity.
In the opposite way of the game, in 77th minutes Atletico Madrid took the lead of the game. From the right side once again Griezmann took the shot from the corner and through the head, Costa found the net. Barcelona was about to lose the game but in 90th minutes of the game, they got the most demanded goal. Messi passed the ball and the replaced player Dembele once again proved himself by scoring the most important goal.
By playing 13 matches, with seven victories and four draws Barcelona gathered 25 points and holding the top position on La Liga point table. Atletico Madrid is in 2nd position with 24 points so far.