Atl. Madrid played for the clean sheet, but a late shock decided the draw.
Atl. Madrid – 1
Barcelona – 1
Diego Costa, Ousmane Dembele
Atletico Madrid are not the strong team they were just a couple of years ago, with La liga win and Champions league final. When Barca visited the capital in this Match, Atletico looked to be satisfied with a 0-0 draw. Barca played okay, but the absence of Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic showed in their struggle to find the net. Lionel Messi tried his best to lift Barca, but his efforts were only enough to secure the draw when he assisted the Dembele goal a few minutes before the Match ended. Barca will keep the lead in the league because of that goal, but personally I’m not convinced with the way Valverde plays Suarez. Valverde is to blame for his lack of goals, when Messi is in the starting line-up.
This is very tough, cause I didn’t see a hero today. Messi played an okay Match, but he could have scored one or two. Busquets were okay too and he will get it today. Busquets can always be trusted to deliver and he did that fairly in this Match. His abilities are crazy and he showed of a couple of times against Cholo’s boys. A leader on the pitch and a role model for every footballer out there.
To me, it looks like Suarez will be the zero every time Lionel Messi starts. “Luisito” is not to blame though. He shows, every time he is allowed to play in his own way, that he can be trusted to score. Valverde looks to be destroying Suarez, because of Messi. Valverde needs to step up on this to get the best out of his team. If he can’t, then he has to go. Suarez is world class and he shows it every time he is allowed to.