Atlético Madrid Vs Barcelona, La Liga

FC Barcelona returned trang chủ on Saturday after earning a midweek draw on the road against Valencia, & recorded a decisive 5-0 victory against Atletico Madrid to lớn climb the table back into the second place spot.

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Prior khổng lồ the match, Barcelona was surprisingly sitting in fourth place in the La Liga standings, suffering an uncharacteristic early-season slump of the variety that only Barca could really điện thoại tư vấn a slump at all: two league draws separated by a huge 8-0 blowout victory over Osasuna.

Barcelona corrected those "troubles" early on against Atletico, taking a commanding three-goal lead in the first 45 minutes. First half goals from David Villa & Lionel Messi, plus a horrifying own-goal from Atletico"s defensive line as Barcelona applied heavy attacking pressure, were all the reigning Spanish champions would need to secure the three points.


But Barcelona were not finished yet. Specifically, Lionel Messi still had something to lớn say about Barca"s supposed "slump."

Not khổng lồ be outshone by Cristiano Ronaldo"s hat trick against Rayo Vallecano earlier in the day, Messi added another two goals in the second half for a hat trick of his own. In the 78th minute, Messi scored his second of the night, & met his quota khổng lồ stay on pace with Ronaldo during second-half injury time.

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Overall, Barcelona dominated the match with a 67 percent nói qua of possession, và outshot Atletico Madrid 18-6.

With the victory, Barcelona sit only one point behind the first-place Betis, though Betis currently has a trò chơi in hand to be played on Monday.

Barcelona now head lớn Belarus for a midweek Champions League fixture against FC BATE Borisov, before returning to Spain for another La Liga road match against Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

Goals:

Barcelona: David Villa (9")

Barcelona: Miranda (OG, 15")

Barcelona: Lionel Messi (26")

Barcelona: Lionel Messi (78")

Barcelona: Lionel Messi (90")

Barcelona Lineup:

Victor Valdés, Javier Mascherano, Eric Abidal, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Thiago, Cesc Fábregas, Lionel Messi, David Villa, Pedro

Subs: Gerard Piqué for Sergio Busquets (54"), Seydou Keita for Cesc Fábregas (72"), Maxwell for Eric Abidal (81")

Atletico Madrid Lineup:

Thibaut Courtois, Diego Godín, Miranda, Antonio López, Luis Perea, Mario Suárez, Gabi, Tiago, Diego, Radamel Falcao Garcia, José Antonio Reyes

Subs: Arda Turan for Mario Suárez (45"), Eduardo Salvio for José Antonio Reyes (45"), Adrián for Tiago (79")

See Also:

Valencia 2-2 Barcelona: Watch All the Goals & Highlights

Barcelona 8-0 Osasuna: Watch All the Goals and Highlights


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