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Primera Division Gameweek 10
Nov 21, 2020 KO: 20:00

Atletico Madrid - Barcelona

Estadio Wanda Metropolitano Madrid
Referee: José Luis Munuera
Carrasco 45+3  

Report & events

Nightmare for Barcelona as Pique injured in woeful Atletico loss

Ronald Koeman's Barcelona suffered another defeat and another potentially costly injury as they fell further off the pace in La Liga.

Barcelona endured a wretched evening as Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid claimed a victory over the Catalans at their 18th attempt in LaLiga.

A single goal from Yannick Carrasco in first-half stoppage time was sufficient to win the match for Atleti.

Meanwhile, Barca were unable to create many clear scoring opportunities as the pressure mounts on Ronald Koeman after what was a miserable night at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Things started to unravel for the Camp Nou side on the stroke of half-time. A disjointed game was suddenly broken open when Marc-Andre ter Stegen charged 40 yards from his line to try to claim the ball, only for Carrasco to slip by him and convert into an empty net.

There was little revolt from Barcelona, who saw matters take a desperate twist after the hour mark when Gerard Pique was stretched off with a knee injury that early reports suggest could see him miss between four to six months. Clement Lenglet is currently Barca’s only fit centre-back.

No further response came from Koeman’s side, who trudged off the field and refused to give any post-match interviews to Spanish TV. A fine is likely to follow, and while it will be a derisory sum, the Catalans can ill-afford to squander their money in the manner they are currently squandering points.

Through eight matches of the season, they have already suffered three defeats, all of which have arrived in their last five league outings.

Already an eight-point chasm has opened up to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad at the summit of the standings.

An already dark mood around Camp Nou has only grown darker.

Key Events

45+3
  • CARRASCO: The winger beats Marc-Andre ter Stegen to a long ball forward and converts into an empty net from 40 yards out on the left.
    62'
  • INJURY: Pique crumples to the ground with an apparently serious knee injury and is taken off.

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    Atletico Madrid has won the match.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Felipe.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Yannick Carrasco.
    90+1'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Geoffrey Kondogbia.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Thomas Lemar.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Ángel Correa.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, João Félix.
    84'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Martin Braithwaite.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Trincão.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Miralem Pjanić.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Antoine Griezmann.
    83'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for José Maria Giménez.
    80'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Stefan Savić.
    79'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Diego Costa.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marcos Llorente.
    73'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Sergiño Dest.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Gerard Pique.
    62'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Philippe Coutinho.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Pedri.
    57'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Ángel Correa.
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Goal by Yannick Carrasco.
    45+3'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Yannick Carrasco.
    26'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Koke.
    9'