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Barca chilled Atletico`s ambitions and headed for the title


Barca chilled Atletico`s ambitions and headed for the title
5.03.2018

Leader in Primera Barcelona beat 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in a 27th round match at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi realized a brilliant goal from a direct free kick in the 26th minute and thanks to him the front of the Catalans in front of the second became eight points, including better marks in the direct duels. The capital team hoped at least for a tie to keep the title intriguing. La Pulga`s attack was number 600 in his professional career.






Ernesto Valverde put Philippe Coettinho to the right wing on the 4-3-3 line. Luis Suarez took a position on the left, and Lionel Messi played like a `fake nine`. Diego Simeone preferred 4-4-2 with Antoine Grizzman and Diego Costa in attack. Thomas had to help Saul, Gabi Fernandez and Coke in the middle zone.

Before the game, footballers kept a minute of silence in memory of David Astori. On the stands of Camp Nou, a large banner appeared in memory of the late-born Enrique Castro-Kini. Wanda Metropolitano`s guests were expected to start a high pressure with the idea of ??worrying the defenders and goalkeeper of the Catalunya. In the first ten minutes `los coules` filled four corners but did not seriously threaten Jan Oblak`s door.

In the 12th Gabi kicked Luis Suarez on the corner of the box. Messi preferred to shoot and find the wall. `Los Colchoneros` chose to play in their half and only at certain times press high. The 21st Leo Messi magically escaped, surrounded by three. The Argentine has won a position for a shot and shoots on land - the ball did not hinder the Cloud. Perhaps the better solution was a pass to the right to the Cootinho.

In the 24th, Kouttinio hesitated to shoot from a very good position in the penalty area and the moment passed. Two minutes later, Leo Messi received a great opportunity to shoot from a direct free kick. The Argentine turned the ball over the wall and sent it around the junction, making it impossible to save - 1:0. It was a goal number 600 for the great footballer and a direct free kick from a third consecutive round of La Liga. In the last 30 years, no one had scored direct free kicks in three consecutive championship games. After the attack, Barca continued to play more offensive. In the 30th Leo he flipped two of the tactile, but he took his lead too long, then kicked Philippe Luis to win the first yellow card. In the 32nd Messi Craig he slipped into the penalty area and stole the ball, Luis Suarez shot, but his shot was blocked by Jose Jimenez.

In the 35th captain of the Blaugranas, Andres Iniesta left with an injury in the thigh that was received a little earlier. Spain`s hero felt he had to leave the field and Andre Gomes came in. Coutinho took Andres and the Portuguese played to the right. In the 37th Cow kicked into the box and decided to shoot - Cloud was in the right place and boxing. In the 39th, the hosts developed a nice attack that ended with a desperate centering of the Portuguese midfielder. At the end of the half-time, the Madrid squad went a little further ahead, but did not endanger Marc-Andr

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