Barcelona Vs Atletico Madrid
A lot will happen when the title defending Barcelona against the second place competitor Atletico madrid plays in such an early stage of the La liga. Unfortunately the audience on the stadium and all over the television does not get what they want to see, even though both clubs wants to have the result not to lose a possession on this time.
Barcelona started off strongly and were in the driving seat from the word go. Atletico though were happy to let the hosts keep possession of the ball and sit back. the defence looked rock solid as usual and it too a beauty of a cross from Iniesta in the 41st minute for Barcelona to finally break through. Ivan Rakitic was unmarked in the box and he nodded in the first goal of the game in the 41st minute.
That was not the final result what the barcelona coach wants to have and the atletico fans will be so upset about the result that have been involved. The 2nd half kicked off with some amazing end-to-end stuff as both teams tried to score but it dried down once again when Barcelona got control of the ball. Messi went down injured in the 58th minute and was straight away taken off. Atletico Madrid also brought on Correa at the same time and the Atletico Madrid striker scored with his first couple of touches.
and the game goes over with a one to one draw for both the teams which can make both the coaches happy for the result they get. Lets look at what the coaches said about the game, The barcelona coach said the following "With Leo Messi out, football loses, we all lose," Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. "We now have to look for different solutions. Of course we are stronger with Messi, but we are still strong enough.".
Simeone said that the goal coming on the heels of Messi's exit was "coincidence, pure coincidence."
"The key to the match was the change we made at the start of the second half," Simeone said. "We defended very well throughout, but in the second half we were able to be protagonists as well."
One of the biggest hit on the game was barcelona loses its main two key players that they can live without, at this critical and so early season barca shouldn't lose Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi with a single game held on.
The hosts looked to be well in control of the game thanks to Rakitic's opener before a double injury blow knocked them out of their stride just after the break.
Firstly, a day before he puts paper to a lucrative new deal Busquets limped off before Messi pulled up with the recurrence of a groin problem.
Arda Turan had barely set foot on the field to replace Messi before Correa burst clear to level.
Losing two points hurts in the short-term, but Barca's biggest loss of the night could be in the two players they find impossible to replace for the coming weeks.