MADRID. FC Barcelona beats Atlético Madrid 1-0 after O. Dembélé scored just 1 goal (22′). FC Barcelona capitalized on its superior ball possession (59%).
FC Barcelona remained with 10 players after Ferran Torres received a red card in the 90′. On the other side, also Stefan Savić received a red card (90′). This red card was one of the reason why Atlético Madrid lost the match.
The match was played at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Sunday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. In front of 63,493 spectators. The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero who was helped by Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín and Antonio Ramón Martínez Moreno. The 4th official was Sergio Escriche Guzmán. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.9 degrees Celsius or 53.42 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 94%.
FC Barcelona had a superior ball possession 59% while Atlético Madrid was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Atlético Madrid was putting more pressure with 65 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 3 were on target. Even so, FC Barcelona succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Atlético Madrid shot 19 times, 3 on target, 16 off target. Regarding the opposition, FC Barcelona shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.
Atlético Madrid received 2 yellow cards (Ángel Correa and Nahuel Molina). Talking about the opposition, FC Barcelona received 3 yellow cards (Ronald Araújo , Andreas Christensen and Raphinha).
(Atlético Madrid) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (90′).
Also, FC Barcelona didn’t finish the match with 11 players after Ferran Torres (FC Barcelona) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).
After this match, Atlético Madrid will stay with 27 points like Villarreal to remain in the 5th place. Talking about the opposition, FC Barcelona will have 41 points to sit in the 1st place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Atlético Madrid will play away with Almería on the 15th of January with a 5-2 head to head stats in favor of Atlético Madrid (5 draws).
FC Barcelona will play away agasint Real Betis on the 1st of February with a 21-4 head to head statistic in favor of FC Barcelona (5 draws).
Atlético Madrid – Formation
Atlético Madrid started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Diego Pablo Simeone decided to play with the following team: Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina , Stefan Savić , José María Giménez , Reinildo Isnard Mandava , Marcos Llorente , Koke , Pablo Barrios , Yannick Carrasco , Antoine Griezmann and João Félix .
The home team had on the bench: Álvaro Morata, Felipe, Rodrigo de Paul, Ángel Correa , Geoffrey Kondogbia , Saúl Ñíguez, Marco Moreno, Axel Witsel, Sergio Reguilón , Ivo Grbić, Antonio Gomis and Thomas Lemar .
Atlético Madrid made 6 changes: P. Rivas for Geoffrey Kondogbia (64′), Yannick Carrasco for Álvaro Morata (64′), João Félix for Thomas Lemar (73′), Koke for Raphinha (73′), Reinildo Mandava for Sergi Roberto (81′) and Reinildo Mandava for Reguilón (82′).
Best player: Stefan Savić
The most impressive player for Atlético Madrid was Stefan Savić.
His rating iswith 52 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8.
FC Barcelona – Formation
FC Barcelona started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Xavier Hernández Creus played with: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jules Koundé , Ronald Araújo , Andreas Christensen , Alejandro Balde , Gavi , Sergio Busquets , Frenkie de Jong , Ousmane Dembélé , Ansu Fati and Pedri .
They had on the bench: Arnau Tenas, Memphis Depay, Raphinha, Iñaki Peña, Franck Kessié , Sergi Roberto , Pablo Torre, Ferran Torres , Héctor Bellerín, Marcos Alonso and Eric García.
FC Barcelona made 4 changes: Ansu Fati for Ferran Torres (57′), Frenkie de Jong for Franck Kessié (58′), Gavi for Ángel Correa (73′) and Alejandro Balde for Marcos Alonso (81′).
Best player: Jules Koundé
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for FC Barcelona was Jules Koundé even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 68 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.