He Atlético de Madrid completed a good match against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. This is how the players of Diego Pablo Simeone.
JAN OBLAK. Attentive
He had a job, like every time he visits the Camp Nou. He responded well to the first shot of Rakitic as soon as you start. There was nothing he could do in Costa or Messi penalty. It shone in some lack of Messi.
Life was more complicated than necessary when taking the ball and that created danger. He was wrong on several occasions when making decisions. To his credit, when he could he successfully joined the attack.
The Brazilian played his first minutes after the break, because between injuries and technical decisions he had had no opportunities. A unique but in his good game, but important, the penalty that he did to Semedo.
GIMÉNEZ. Plugged in
The Uruguayan was very attentive throughout the match. Of the two centrals, the most involved in the game. On your line.
I GAVE IT. Incisor
It started well, with good climbs and dangerous centers that did not find the auction they would have deserved. He had a nice duel with Messi in which he was not intimidated.
He tried to dribble and be vertical around his area. His free kick in the first minutes was poisoned and almost scored. And his huge career in the quarter hour ended in a penalty in favor of the rojiblancos.
He started somewhat erratic on the pass, although well positioned. It was intoned with the passage of minutes.
SAÚL. Goal scorer
He worked a lot in the midfield to prevent Messi, Puig, Rakitic and company from associating. It marked the tie at one and the tie at two, both from the penalty spot. Good match of the youth squad.
He played on the right wing, more focused on defending than attacking, so he looked less than he should. The further you are from the area, the less weight you have in the game.
The man from Madrid emptied himself in many actions. He tried but was less decisive than in other games, closely watched by Piqué and Lenglet.
DIEGO COSTA. Goggle
It is clear that the Camp Nou does not give him luck. He scored the initial own goal, missed a penalty … Beyond that he fought a lot
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JOAO FÉLIX. Baptism
The Portuguese jumped in the second half. Tried a shot from the front.
ÁLVARO MORATA. Replacement
He came out on the final stretch to replace Diego Costa, who had emptied himself out on the pitch.
THOMAS LEMAR. Unnoticed
With little participation in the minutes he had.
He came out to give Atlético some depth in attack, who needed legs to unsettle the Barcelona team.