Friday, December 4
Nov 21, 2020 at 8pm UK
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Carrasco (45+3')
Koke (9'), Carrasco (26'), Savic (79'), Gimenez (80')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Marc-Andre ter Stegen mistake costs Barcelona against Atletico Madrid

:Headline: Result: Marc-Andre ter Stegen mistake costs Barcelona against Atletico Madrid: ID:423250: from db_amp
The German came racing out of his goal to try to shutdown a counter-attack, with Yannick Carrasco capitalising.

Atletico Madrid punished a mistake by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to close out a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night.

The German had a rush of blood in first-half stoppage time when he raced up field to try to shutdown a counter-attack, only to be left red-faced as Yannick Carrasco took the ball around him and knocked it into the empty net.

Barcelona could not find their way back into the match, leaving coach Ronald Koeman once again facing more questions over the direction of his side.

Antoine Griezmann had almost given Barcelona an early lead against his old club, but fired over from a cross by Ousmane Dembele.

Atletico then nearly went in front as Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen produced a fine reaction stop to save Saul Niguez's first-time strike.

The hosts were denied by the frame of the goal on 12 minutes after Marcos Llorente was played in and his shot came back off the crossbar.

Following such an electric start, the tempo of the match dropped as half-time approached, only for the game to come to life again in stoppage time.

Ter Stegen came racing out of his goal to try to shutdown an Atletico counter-attack from a long pass upfield, and Carrasco took the ball around the stranded Barcelona keeper before knocking it into an empty net from 25 yards.

Barcelona regrouped during the interval and almost got back on level terms soon after the restart when Clement Lenglet headed straight at Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

As the hour mark approached, coach Ronald Koeman made a change as Philippe Coutinho replaced Pedri.

Oblak was again in the right place to save Lenglet's downward header from a cross by Lionel Messi before Barcelona were dealt an injury blow to Gerard Pique.

The defender was forced off following a tangle with Angel Correa as they fell during a tackle, replaced by Sergino Dest.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique (left) was forced off injured following an awkward fall (Bernat Armangue/AP)

Atletico made a tactical change with 15 minutes left when Llorente was substitute for Diego Costa, the striker fit again following his own injury lay-off.

Barca coach Koeman sent on Portuguese winger for the closing stages, replacing Griezmann, but there was to be no late drama.

Atletico, who are now 24 games unbeaten, move level on 20 points with leaders Real Sociedad, while Barcelona are down in 10th place.

amp_article_423250 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2020-11-21 22:21:50:
html db last update - 2020-12-04 17:01:42 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Share this article now:
La Liga Table
1Real Sociedad117312251724
2Atletico MadridAtletico97201921723
4Real Madrid105231612417
10Celta Vigo123451320-713
12Athletic Bilbao114161212013
16Real Betis114071223-1112
18Real Valladolid112451116-510
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Championship Table
2Norwich CityNorwich158431914528
4Bristol City158341915427
6Swansea CitySwansea157531710726
7Stoke CityStoke157442218425
8Blackburn RoversBlackburn1573529171224
11Luton TownLuton156451418-422
12Cardiff CityCardiff155552013720
14Preston North EndPreston156182023-319
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield155371822-418
17Queens Park RangersQPR154561722-517
18Birmingham CityBirmingham153751114-316
19Coventry CityCoventry153571525-1014
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham153481420-613
21Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest15348917-813
22Wycombe WanderersWycombe15249721-1410
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds15366813-59
24Derby CountyDerby15159722-158
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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.