Carrasco advanced to Atlético de Madrid just before the break. He took advantage of a bug Pique, Correa stole the ball and put a deep pass so that later Ter Stegen that went very far from his goal to err again. When it seemed that he was going to clear the ball, the Belgian managed to dribble the goalkeeper and scored into an empty goal. An award for his great work throughout the first half, and he had been the protagonist long before….
The line-up that Atlético de Madrid took against Barcelona was the one that had been worked on in the previous days and it was the one that everyone expected, but Diego Pablo Simeone he had a surprise in store. Placed Yannick Ferreira Carrasco lateral. Yes from the side.
The Argentine coach prepared a plan with a mixed system in which his team played 5-3-2 in defense. The three centrals were Savic, Gimenez and beautiful. The gangs occupied them Trippier Y Carrasco. With a midfield formed by Llorente, Saúl and Koke with strap and Joao Felix in attack with a lot of mobility.
In this way, Carrasco had a nice duel with Dembelé. The speed of the Frenchman caused that the Belgian was used to fund. To the point that just before the break he was about to damage the '11' Barça player. Trinçao He got to warm up but finally stayed on the bench.
While in attack he became one more extreme. For the band he originated some dangerous plays for the mattresses, especially one of Saul what stopped Ter Stegen in the first bars of the game. And already at the edge of the end of the first half came the goal that put the Atlético de Madrid.
His prominence in the second half was decreasing but due to the good level of the Atlético de Madrid. He kept doing a lot of damage upstairs. He even had two good scoring chances. An interned by the band in which instead of centering, he decided to shoot when he was already in the area. The second in a rebound after a corner kick that arrived, controlled it and spliced a volley that went very high.
In the last minutes he left his hole in the field to Philip. They were minutes of enduring the result and Simeone it was clear to him that the way was to introduce one more central defender in the field. With four the colchoneros finished the game.