Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic got here to blows throughout Atletico vs Barca match© Twitter
Barcelona’s La Liga title bid confronted a stern check on Sunday as they took on Atletico Madrid in an away conflict at Wanda Metropolitano. With out their top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski, Barca had no surety over targets nevertheless it was Ousmane Dembele‘s first-half strike that show to be sufficient, because the Catalans secured a 1-0 win. Nonetheless, simply minutes earlier than the full-time whistle, Barcelona’s Ferran Torres and Atletico’s Stefan Savic had been concerned in an unpleasant battle on the sector. The referee had no apprehensions about sending each gamers off.
Shorn of suspended prime scorer Robert Lewandowski, Xavi chosen Ansu Fati up entrance in his place, nevertheless it was Dembele who made the distinction, ending a slick transfer within the twenty second minute.
Each groups completed with 10 males after Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic had been despatched off for brawling with one another on the ground as tempers soured.
The gloves are off!!
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“We’re very blissful, we knew it was a troublesome place to go, that Actual Madrid had slipped up and it was an opportunity we needed to take,” veteran Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets instructed DAZN.
“Though they got here out strongly within the second half, we knew tips on how to management the sport. In the long run we suffered, however these are three superb factors.”
With the win, Barcelona have strengthened their place on the prime of the Spanish league desk. With 41 factors from 16 video games, Barcelona are 3 factors forward of bitter-rivals Actual Madrid.
With AFP inputs
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