Fifth in the championship with 35 points on the clock, Barça received this Saturday afternoon Atletico de Madrid, fourth with only one length in advance. A decisive shock in the race for the Champions League.
And for his first match with all his new recruits at Camp Nou, Aubameyang having remained on the bench but Ferran Torres and Adama Traoré established, Barça fell back into his ways by conceding a goal on three lightning passes when the Catalans had started well .
Before Jordi Alba responds with a formidable volley on a cross from the other side, Dani Alves. Goal of the weekend!
And another ten minutes after Jordi Alba’s sensational volley, Adama Traoré, who had nevertheless been mystified on Carrasco’s opener, decided to catch up by making his vis-à-vis dizzy. screw before crossing for Gavi’s header past Oblak to his right.
And with a third goal conceded even before half-time after leading 1-0. Diego Simeone took a lot on the networks. The end of “cholismo”?
Conversely, FC Barcelona remained faithful to its principles and delivered an attacking and attractive recital. Something to arouse enthusiasm among fans of the Catalan club.
And among the recruits to hold the barracks: an old-timer. Dani Alves, yet removed from the list for the Europa League this week, delivered a formidable score at the height of his 38 years, hailed by Twittos.
Before receiving a red card (69th) for a nasty sole on Carrasco.
But since everything is never so simple for Barça, the Catalans once again conceded a goal from their former gunslinger, Luis Suarez, giving hope to his people. Without celebrating.
Nevertheless, Barça won and took 4th place in the standings from their opponent of the day, synonymous for the moment with qualification for the Champions League.