Barcelona beat Cholo Simeone’s Atlético Madrid and is the only leader

With Ousmane Dembélé’s goal, Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid 1-0for date 16 of La Liga at the Cívitas Metropolitano.

With this result, Xavi Hernández’s men climb to the top of the table alone with 41 points obtainedwhile Diego Simeone’s men fall to fifth positionwith 27 harvested units and they are in the Europa League area.

As the minutes passed, the Blaugrana team planted the flag, began to set the pace of the game and thus became the owner of the ball, but without being able to translate it into scoring chances.

until in the 21st minute of the first half, Ousmane Dembélé appearedthat after a collective play in which Pedri ruled out giving him speed and being sharp to step on the rival area, the number five was left at the feet of Gavi, who unloaded for the appearance of the French attacker who did not forgive: he finished off from the right, crossed and put the visitors up.

Already in the plugin, and although the domain of the tool continued to be of the visit, Those of Cholo Simeone showed a better version and went in search of the goal that would give them equality.

But The longed for so much did not come thanks to a tremendous save on the line of the Uruguayan defender Ronald Araújo. Ángel Correa overflowed on the right, sent a cross back to Antoine Griezmann, who defined correctly to overcome Marc André Ter-Stegen, but the Uruguayan defender got in the way before the ball crossed the lime line and cleared.

A) Yes, the Blaugranas took the three points from the Metropolitan, they climbed to the top alone and they further complicated the irregular gait of Simeone’s men.

Cholo Simeone did not change all the world champions

For the duel against Barcelona, Diego Simeone only put Nahuel Molina as the starterwhile Ángel Correa entered at 73 minutes game instead of João Félix.

Finally, Rodrigo de Paul again had no minutes on court.