BARÇA IS STILL THE LEADER
The courage of Messi and Ter Stegen decides a great game between two favourites of LaLiga (0-1)
Published:1/12/2019 - 23:02h
Updated:1/12/2019 - 23:20h
FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid will fight for the LaLiga title, and that was clear in a great match in the Wanda Metropolitano. With Ter Stegen holding the catalans in the first half, in the 85th minute Messi appeared to defend the lead
The FC Barcelona continues being leader of LaLiga 2019-20, but the Athletic of Madrid showed him that it will not tire to litigate. In a partidazo in Wanda Metropolitan both applicants were to the height of the cicrunstancias, but confirmed that the football decides in the areas. In Marc-André ter Stegen sustained to the Catalans so that in the another, with a played mark of the house in the minute 85, Leo Messi certified that the hand manually with the Real Madrid by the title goes on.
The plan of Diego Simeone surprised to the visitors, that had problems to brake to an opponent revolutionised from the pitido initial of the referee. The men of Ernesto Valverde could not counter the intensity of the ones of house, and his effort in the pressure after loss did not achieve to detain to an opponent that followed pushing no rest to the goal of Marc-André Ter Stegen.
The first fright of the duel put it Junior Firpo, with a clear fallido that the wood avoided that it turned into goal in own. Mario Beautiful took advantage of a second played to put a balloon to the area and the Hispanic-dominican brushed it, surpassing the exit of the cancerbero and appreciating that the fortune was of his side. While, Clément Lenglet apuraba to tie up to Álvaro Morata very active in the long passes of his mates.
The Barcelona suffered a lot without the possession, and in front of the overwhelm rojiblanco had to surface an exceptional Ter Stegen. The first of his decisive interventions arrived after a centre of Joao Félix that pushed point-blank Beautiful , so that the one of Mönchengladbach diverted with the interior of his right leg. Shortly after, the guardameta heaved the voice, mosqueado by a double defensive error that allowed an attempt of Héctor Herrera that it did not finish between the three sticks.
The Barça followed lastrado by his failures in the exit and the pressure of an Athletic that did not go down the rhythm, but with some fogonazos went waking up happened the half hour of game. The first arrived with a theft advanced of Leo Messi, that yielded for Luis Suárez that left to happen in front of the incorporation of Ivan Rakitic, that arrived something late and slipped when connecting a shot that detained with security Jan Oblak.
In the final stretch of the first time balanced at last the strengths, and there were dangerous occasions for both edicts. A combination with Antoine Griezmann turned into a warning of the Uruguayan, and of a clear fault that Mateu Lahoz did not concede on the silbadísimo French was born a corner that Morata finished hammered so that Ter Stegen went back to lucir. The culés threw of pride to follow looking for the triumph, and in another kickoff of corner was Gerard Hammered the one who connected a head butt that crashed in the crossbar.
Leo Messi grave to a big Athletic
The rhythm, logically, descended in the start of the resumption, but after a momentary truce went back the opportunities. After going through changing rooms, recovered something of temper the Catalans, that began to win terrain as they know, dominating the clash through the balloon. The first in looking to door was Griezmann, but his derechazo centred it blocó without complications Oblak.
The score gave step to a new exchange of hits, increasingly delivered between barcelonistas and 'colchoneros'. The localen lost bellows, placing and stepped backwards, but did not renounce to look for the contras and like this carried danger to the inmediaciones of the zone of punishment. Precisely, in a started was ready Thomas to do blood, but did not dare to kick and the defence desactivo his confined.
Messi was something more freed to head to the troops, and of his baton in the half tip were born several attempts of the Barcelona. First, a zurdazo that detained the goalkeeper in two times, and afterwards, after a fight in the retaguardia, a ridden of Sergi Roberto that Suárez could not define with forcefulness. Another career of the Argentinian left freed to Griezmann for the volley, but the Frenchman neither knew to concretise and commanded it too high.
To the Barça touched him suffer when the Athletic tightened, but did not leave carry and after so much rub, the genius went out of the lamp. A played embarullada that took out Lenglet and Sergi Roberto did to contain the breath to the culés, but after the brilliant performance of Ter Stegen, the '10' put the guinda. A perfect wall with Luis Suárez in the balcony of the area turned into this classical shot with effect in front of which no longer there was answer. In spite of the last coletazos local, the football decides in the areas, and in the one of the rojiblancos decided Read a duel that costs a leadership, and that well can cost a title.
Technical index card of the party: Athletic-FC Barcelona 0-1
- Athletic Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Beautiful, Saúl; Herrera (Lodi, min 87), Thomas, Koke, Correa (Lemar, min 73); Joao Félix (Vitolo, min 66) and Morata.
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Hammered (Umtiti, min 83), Lenglet, Junior; Arthur (Arturo Vidal, min 73), Rakitic, Of Jong; Messi, Suárez and Griezmann.
- Referee: Mateu Lahoz.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 15 of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.
- Goals of the party: 0-1, Messi (min 86).