Atlético Madrid succeeded in ending the first half, ahead of its guest Barcelona, with two goals without return, in the confrontation being held between them at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium, the stronghold of Roji Blancos, in the eighth round of the Spanish League competition 2021-2022.
Thomas Lemar scored the goal for Atletico Madrid in the 24th minute of the match, then Uruguayan star Luis Suarez added the second goal of Al-Rouki Blancos against his former team in the 44th minute of the match.
Barcelona will play the match with a formation that includes:
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defence: Dest, Pique, Araujo, Mingueza
Midfield: Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Nico Gonzalez
Forwards: Coutinho, Depay, Jaffe
Atletico Madrid formation
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Defence: Llorente, Savic, Jimenez, Hermoso, Carrasco
Midfield: De Paul, Koke, Lemar
Forwards: Joao Felix, Suarez
Barcelona is sixth in the Spanish league standings with 12 points, collected from three victories and the same from draws, and the Catalan club has a postponed match.
As for Atlético Madrid, it is fourth in the La Liga standings with 14 points, which it has won in four games, a draw on two occasions and one loss.
Atlético Madrid is looking to avoid making mistakes again by preparing for the meeting to try to stop the bleeding of points and continue to compete for the title and defend it for the second season in a row.
While the Catalan team is preparing for this meeting with full force, coach Ronald Koeman knows that his balance has run out and any loss that may topple him outside the walls of the Catalan club, and realizes the difficulty and strength of the opponent.
Thomas Lemar celebration
The fans in the stands
Barcelona players mourned after the first goal
Suarez shakes hands with Busquets before kick-off
Lemar and Joao Felix