M
SM
Collect News Data
Dec 1, 2019 at 8pm UK
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
0-1
Barcelona
 
FT(HT: 0-0)
Messi (86')

TIMELINE

/esi/1339/6_G_1_100588/index.html?art_id=381386&game_id=100588&sport_id=1&ESI

Saul Niguez: 'Lionel Messi is the best'

:Headline: Saul Niguez: 'Lionel Messi is the best':
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez praises Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the Argentine decides Sunday night's La Liga clash.
By , European Football Editor | 8d

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has lavished praise on Lionel Messi after the Argentine decided Sunday night's La Liga clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Barcelona were heading for a goalless draw with Atletico before Messi struck an 86th-minute winner for the Spanish champions, combining with Luis Suarez before finding the bottom corner to silence the home supporters.

Despite being on the wrong end of the result, Saul was keen to praise Barca's star player, with the Spain international branding the South American "the best".

"We are frustrated at the end with a defeat, as we played well and created chances to score. But when Messi is on the pitch, he can do that, and with such ease," Saul told Marca. "He is the best.

"[Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen made some important saves for Barcelona, but for me, Messi is the one, and he has shown why he is the best."

The victory moved Ernesto Valverde's side back to the top of the table, leaving Atletico in sixth position with the capital giants only winning six league matches this season.

body check tags ::
amp_article_381386 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-12-06 14:40:14:
html db last update - 2019-12-09 16:19:28 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Saul Niguez

Click here for more stories about Barcelona

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Barcelona 'weigh up swoop for Saul Niguez'
Result: Arsenal come from behind to triumph at West Ham
Tuesday's Barcelona transfer talk: Dembele, Vidal, Umtiti
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.