Sa 8 May 2021 16:36 BST
First published on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2:09 p.m. CET
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61 min: Sergino Dest sends a flank from the right starlight into the hands of Jan Oblak. In the penalty area, Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann are not particularly happy with their teammate’s poor performance.
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60 min: Saul Niguez, already on a yellow card, is punished for pushing Antoine Griezmann. He’s walking on thin ice, not least with this whistling referee.
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57th Minute: Correa hovers the ball over the penalty area and looks for Luis Suarez, who turns directly at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and plays volleyball. The linesman is offside and triggers an angry reaction from Uruguay.
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54th Minute: Koke’s corner is only half cleared by Carrasco, whose poisonous shot is blocked by Frenkie de Jong in the Barcelona penalty area.
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53rd Minute: Sergino Dest heads a ball from below for an Atletico corner. From this they gain another one thanks to Correa’s good work.
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52nd Minute: Griezmann pushes high on the field as Atletico tries to build an attack from below.
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50 min: Jordi Alba and Messi combine in the lower left before the defender sends a cross towards the far post. It is designed for a corner that Jan Oblak clearly hits when the ball comes its way.
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49 min: Corner for Real Madrid. Carrasco whips the ball past the far post and it is a goal kick for Barcelona.
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46th Minute: The second half begins similarly to the first, Messi is fouled by Felipe. Free kick to Barca, far right. The ball floated into the area of the penalty area, where Clement Lenglet stretches every tendon and heads over it. If he had left, Araujo would lurk behind him in a better position to steer the ball into the goal.
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Minute 46: The game continues, with Ronaldo Araujo replacing Oscar Mingueza in Barcelona’s three opponents. Mingueza had a pretty hot time in the first half so it’s no big surprise to see him retired.
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Look! It’s goalless at break but both teams will head to their locker rooms to ruin missed opportunities. Leo Messi created and missed the selection, which was denied by an excellent save by Jan Oblak. But it was Atletico who dominated, with Yannick Carrasco, Felipe, Angel Correa and Marcos Llorente standing close together.
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45 1 min: After the injuries to Thomas Lemar and Sergio Busquets, who both had to leave, there will be four minutes of stoppage time.
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45th minute: From the corner the ball falls on Felipe, who shoots over the crossbar from a distance.
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43rd Minute: Now Carrasco cuts through the Barcelona defense like a hot knife through butter before firing a shot. Pique makes a crucial block.
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41 min: Oof! Leo Messi cuts in from the right sideline, the ball sticks to his feet. He rushes past one … two … three … four … five defenders before firing a shot from the edge of the box. His exertion whistles just inches past the post after Jan Oblak dived to his left to get a fingertip on it. Nothing comes out of the corner.
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40 min: The deadlock remains unbroken in a game that could go in both directions. Barcelona dominate possession, but Atletico had a choice so far.
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37th Minute: Ter Stegen is forced to act again and gets out at his near post to block a low Correa drive from the left. The ball bounces in the air and Ter Stegen quickly gets up to knock it off the head of the arriving Luis Suarez.
He ties Suarez’s head with his hand and the Urugayan goes down as if he had just been shot. He wants a penalty, but has to be content with a corner from which nothing comes.
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Minute 34: Saul Niguez is booked for withdrawing Messi after the Barcelona skipper gave him the slip on the right wing.
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33rd Minute: Atletico storms forward, Carasco pulls the ball back to Marcos Llorente in the Barcelona penalty area. His shot on the run is pretty weak, but has yet to be saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
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31 min: Barcelona Susbtitution: Sergio Busquets out, Ilaix Moriba up. The substitute takes the position previously occupied by Frenkie de Jong, who is returning to the role of Busquets.
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30 min: The referee admits Busquets to get back on after a brief conversation with the medical staff in Barcelona. He is immediately back in action and denies the ball and goes down injured again. It has to be for him.
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28 min: There is a break in play as Busquets is treated and both groups of players go to the contact line for a spontaneous drink reception. Busquets go out with a bloody nose and look a bit dazed. He is eager to get back on, but his team’s medical staff is keeping him on the track for the time being.
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27. Minute: Sergio Busquets comes out second best after a head fight with Stefan Savic after the couple had denied a high ball.
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Minute 26: Barcelona patiently pushes and gropes around the edge of the last third, trying to find a way through the crowds of Atletico defense.
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25 min: Jordi Alba moves forward to the left, but completely exceeds his attempted pass to Leo Messi.
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22 min: Luis Suarez goes face down after sending a forearm to Gerard Pique’s chops when he tried to shoot past him. He instructs the referee to give his former teammate a yellow card, an instruction that will be ignored.
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18 min: Clement Lenglet is stuck in one foot to prevent Angel Correa from making a clean contact on a cross from the left. It’s a crucial interception from about eight meters away and Barcelona clears the resulting corner.
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17 min: Alba and Pedri try to combine on the left side of the Atletico penalty area, but Felipe extends a leg and intercepts the ball before they can cause damage. Fun stat: Barcelona completed almost 160 passes in the first 15 minutes, Atletico only 39.
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16 min: The free kick is played briefly to Dest, who crosses into the penalty area. Gerard Pique climbs up but cannot reach it. Atletico clears their lines.
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15 min: Saul Niguez replaces the injured Lemar in a cage game in which the chances were so far slim and the free kicks very high. There is another when Dest is fouled by Hermoso on the right side between the left side of the box and the sideline.
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13 min: Thomas Lemar pulled with a thigh injury during this passage and has to go. Nothing comes out of the corner.
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12 min: Barcelona win a corner when Griezmann tries to pick Sergino Dest in the penalty area after a decent through pass from Messi.
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11 min: Atletico looks happy to sit back and invite Barcelona to join them, hoping to attack their hosts during the break.
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9 min: Now fouls Luis Suarez, who falls on the edge of the Barcelona penalty area. The free kick is far to the left of center and Suarez rolls it straight into Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s gloves.
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8 min: Another foul on Messi, this time by Angel Correa about 25 meters from the Atletico penalty area.
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7 min: Atletico tries to move forward and makes the playing field as wide as possible, with Kieran Trippier and Yannick Carrasco hugging their respective touchlines.
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6 min: Messi is fouled again in midfield when he puts the ball on Sergio Busquets, Mario Hermoso, the culprit.
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5 min: Both teams have positioned themselves identically, with five on the back, three central midfielders and two strikers each.
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3 min: Thomas Lemar picks up the ball on the left flank, cuts inward and tries a shot from distance. His low drive is there, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen does not disturb the Barcelona goal.
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2 min: Diego Simeone has hacked and changed his formations in the last few weeks, sometimes without four, sometimes with five. Today he appears to be in the back line with three, with Kieran Trippier and Yannick Carasco playing as full-backs.
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1 min: The game starts and within seconds Leo Messi is fouled by Koke. A moment later, Pedri is punished for handball in a very scratchy opening of 20 seconds.
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Not long now: The teams march past the pastoral care center near the changing rooms at Camp Nou and onto the field. Both players wear the colors their clubs are usually associated with.
Barcelona wear maroon and blue shirts, blue shorts and blue socks. Atletico Madrid representatives wear red and white striped shirts, red shorts and red socks. The kick-off is only moments away after the final paperwork between Captains Leo Messi and Koke before the maths.
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Elsewhere in the league: Real Sociedad defeated Elche last night, leaving the Alicante side in big trouble, second from bottom of the table but only one point from safety. Alavers and Levante drew 2-2 in today’s early kick-off. The point moves Alaves fifth from the bottom, two points above the drop zone. Levante looks safe on 39 points.
2:28 p.m. BST 2:28 p.m.
Ronald Koeman: The Barcelona manager is serving the second part of a two-game touchline ban today after he received the suspension he received after being out of his game against Granada in Barcelona shortly before the end of April technical department had been fired, had not been repealed.
Koeman was punished for saying « what a character ». Referee Gonzalez Fuertes and believes his punishment does not fit the crime. He was also upset that he had already served half of his ban before the powers that be considered his appeal and finally got around to upholding his sentence yesterday.
What I can say is yes, I feel like it is personal. he said. « For saying » What kind of character « ? I think it’s not an insult, it’s not a reason to sanction a person for two games, so there’s something else. They’ve already sanctioned me with two games and I. I do not understand why the resolution is taking so long and it cannot be confirmed whether I can be there tomorrow or not. ”???? Koeman’s assistant Alfred Schreuder will take his place in the technical area.
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Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati are both out for Barcelona while striker Martin Braithwaite is a big doubt. Sergi Roberto is expected to start on the right for Ronald Koeman and with Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann likely to start for Barca, Ousmane Dembele may have to settle for a spot on the bench.
The Brazilian Left-back Renan Lodi is one of two injury concerns for Atletico Madrid and will be replaced by Yannick Carasco when unable to play. There are also doubts about center-back Jose Gimenez’s fitness but the Uruguayan is expected to play.
12:58 p.m. BST12: 58
It’s all to play in Spain and the stakes could hardly be higher when La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid travel to Camp Nou to play a game that turns out to be decisive About this year’s earnings is likely to turn out. s title race.
Atletico are leaders, two points ahead of Real Madrid and today’s opponents Barcelona. With only four rounds left, they nearly ended Barca’s title hopes with a win. A win for the hosts, on the other hand, would allow them to be one point ahead of Diego Simeone’s side.
In other parts of Spain, Real Madrid will face fourth-placed Sevilla in another game tonight. The kick-off in Barcelona is at 3:15 p.m. (BST), but in the meantime, stay tuned for news about the team and the build-up.
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