The stalemate continued between La Liga’s two giants when the first half of the campaign came to a close for the sides on Saturday. Atlético and Barcelona played to a second straight 0-0 draw, with the third version of the great battle of styles this season taking place at the Vicente Calderón.
Atlético will hope they used up the very last bit of their allotted bad luck for the season on Sunday, as los Rojiblancos were unfortunate to fall to the newly-crowned champions of La Liga. An own goal by captain Gabi handed Barcelona a, perhaps, undeserved 2-1 comeback victory. The stronger side for the vast majority of
Barcelona had an easy night, as all the new champions needed to do was wait for a sloppy suicide. Leading up to the match, feelings were mixed after Atleti’s successful Galician away tour that collected the four points necessary to secure the third and final UEFA Champions League spot so crucial to the club’s financial
Barcelona have broken free from the pack in Spain with their 4-1 thrashing of Atlético at the Camp Nou. For a magical half hour, Atleti led their fans on, allowing the Rojiblanco faithful to get lost in one of those fantasies boss Diego Simeone had referred to on Saturday. But eventually, as the wise Argentine
Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi attended to a press conference at the Cerro del Espino training facilities this morning, in order to talk about his controversial challenge against Lionel Messi in yesterday’s defeat to Barcelona. The tackle, which earned Ujfalusi a red card, left the Argentine superstar with a sprained ankle and out for at least two weeks.
Our favourite game of the year has been scheduled early in the season this time around! Will we give Barcelona another thumping, or will the Catalonian champions claim a position at the top of la Liga? In our eight league matches at home in Madrid, we beat them five times, suffering only one defeat in the process.