Joao Felix gets his redemption as Barcelona sweep over Atletico

Joao Felix gets his redemption as Barcelona sweep over Atletico

Analysis

Football

March 18th, 2024

Joao Felix was the main man for Barcelona last night swept Atletico Madrid with a result of 3-0 to raise their La Liga hopes, as they climb to the second place of the score table 8 points behind Real Madrid.

As Barcelona climbed up Atletico are now out of the UEFA Champions League spot, due to the Athletic Club's win on Saturday. Barcelona almost crushed at the 6th minute as Alvaro Morata won a penalty, but the forward was called for offside. No longer than 9 minutes that Simeone's side were saved from a penalty as Kounde but referee denied the claims and continued the match.

Barcelona

Barcelona took advantage of a fantastic opportunity in the 38th minute to stun the home squad. Atletico Madrid defended well, but Ilkay Gundogan passed to Lewandowski almost immediately. Lewandowski then crossed the ball, allowing Joao Felix, playing against his own team, to finish and give Barcelona the lead.

Raphinha took advantage of Rodrigo De Paul's mistake in the 47th minute to set up Lewandowski, who easily shot into the far corner to make it 2-0.

Barcelona

Ultimately, Barcelona sealed the deal as Lewandowski played a crucial role in setting up the goal. In the 65th minute, a well-placed cross was delivered into the box and a powerful header found the back of the net, extending the lead to 3-0. 

In the 92nd minute, Molina was sent off for fouling Vitor Roque, who was set to score. This prevented a penalty and sent Molina off shortly before the match. The contest lacked scoring chances regardless of the outcome. Barcelona had nine accurate shots, while Atletico Madrid had more shots but only five within 18 yards.

Xavi got Sent Off at 42'

In a highly competitive match, which could have significantly narrowed the point gap between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Xavi unfortunately received a red card.

La Liga

Two instances of disagreement with the officials, oddly occurring right after they scored, resulted in the renowned former soccer player being sent off after being shown the red card.

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