Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona Highlights

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona Highlights

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It’s all over at the Wanda, as Atletico pick up a comfortable 2-0 win over a deflated Barcelona, with first half goals from Lemar and Suarez.

Minute 73: Griezmann comes on

Griezmann comes on to face his parent club, in place of Joao Felix.

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Angel Correa also comes on, for Luis Suarez.

Minute 66: Felix with a good chance

Another swift counter attack from Atleti almost ends with a goal, but Felix drives his shot straight at Ter Stegen from Suarez’s cutback.

Minute 65: Ansu Fati enters the field

Coutinho, despite being Barcelona’s main attacking threat, is taken off.

Ansu Fati comes on.

Minute 60: Coutinho… denied!

Gavi makes two excellent interventions to lead the counter attack and picks out Coutinho in space. But alone against Oblak, Coutinho blasts the ball straight at the keeper.

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Minute 55: Little action at the start of second half

Barcelona have had more of the ball but with little penetration, as Atletico comfortably manage the game.

Minute 46: Changes for both sides

Barcelona: Sergi Roberto on for Nico

Atletico: Trippier on for De Paul

HALF TIME

Barcelona haven’t been bad in possession, but Atletico have been lethal on the counter-attack. Calm finishes from Lemar and Suarez have the hosts in the driver’s seat.

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Minute 44: Suarez doubles Atletico’s lead!

A quick breakaway from the hosts ends with Suarez slotting the ball beyond Ter Stegen.

Minute 28: What a chance for Suarez!

Suarez is played through on goal, in space, yet the Uruguayan places the ball wide of the far post.

Minute 26: Coutinho goes close

The ball falls to Coutinho on the edge of the box and, with the outside of his right foot, the Brazilian strikes just wide.

Minute 23: Lemar gives Atletico the lead!

Lemar is played through and finishes emphatically past Ter Stegen.

Minute 17: Felix goes close

Felix turns on the edge of the box and fires just wide with a low strike.

Minute 7: Lemar fires wide

A smart over from Suarez allows Lemar in behind, who strikes from distances but it goes just wide of the mark.

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KICK OFF

We’re underway at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico’s confirmed starting XI

Griezmann is left on the bench by Simeone as he opts instead for Joao Felix to partner Luis Suarez. Hermoso gets the nod at left back.

Atletico’s confirmed starting XI: Oblak, Llorente, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso, Carrasco, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Joao Felix and Luis Suarez.

Barcelona’s confirmed starting XI

Frenkie de Jong returns to the starting eleven after suspension, yet Jordi Alba is only able to make the bench. It’s another youthful looking XI for under-pressure Koeman.

Barcelona’s starting XI to face Atletico: Ter Stegen, Mingueza, Pique, Araujo, Dest, Busquets, De Jong, Nico, Gavi, Coutinho and Memphis.

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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona highlights

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