This Sunday evening’s meeting in La Liga between Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona smelled of sulfur. Before the match, Joao Felix’s words about the Madrid club were bound to get people talking in the Madrid locker room.
This Sunday, the Portuguese, who still belongs to the Colchoneros, logically appeared in the eleven lined up by Xavi in this clash for the podium between the third and fourth in the standings who had the same number of points before this meeting (31). And from the first moments of the match, the rhythm was set with the Catalans dominating.
Infernal at the start of the game, Robert Lewandowski, singled out in recent weeks, stood out thanks to three big chances (2nd, 6th, 12th). Blocked the first time, the Polish striker was ultimately too clumsy to open the scoring on his other two attempts.
Dominant, the locals continued to put pressure on Diego Simeone’s flock. Monopolizing the ball, the club culé then opened the scoring before the half-hour mark.
Found on the left of the area following a tumble from Raphinha, Joao Felix, after a lucky check, managed to deceive Jan Oblak with a clever lob (1-0, 28th). And despite some sluggish reactions from an invisible Atlético in the first period (33rd, 36th), Barça returned to the locker room with a more than logical score advantage and which deserved to be larger.