Atlético de Madrid has undoubtedly been the great winner of this day 10 in the games this Saturday. The rojiblanco team beat FC Barcelona 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano and are co-leaders of LaLiga, tied on points and with the same goal difference as Real Sociedad. On the other hand, the culés remain tenth in the classification with only 11 points. In the other great clash of this day, Real Madrid stumbled at Villarreal (1-1) and added only one point.
In what was undoubtedly the best duel of the day, Barça continued with its free fall in LaLiga and fell in Madrid. Those of Ronald Koeman had their options, but they did not generate much football or chances, and the few that created ended up forgiving. The clearest one was undoubtedly from Clément Lenglet, who as soon as the second half began, finished with a head at Oblak’s hands when he had everything in his favor to equalize.
For its part, Atleti played a very complete game, both in defense and attack, and was the great dominator of this match. A goal from Carrasco on the brink of halftime after a resounding error at the start of Ter Stegen unbalanced the game. Those of Cholo Simeone want this League and they showed it at Wanda this Saturday. With 8 games played and 20 out of 24 points, the colchoneros are right now the big favorites to win the championship.
On the other hand, Madrid did not give for more in Ceramics and only endured at an acceptable level the first 45 minutes. In that first half, the whites went ahead through Mariano Díaz, who took advantage of a good center from Carvajal to head to goal. In that first half, the madridistas played the ball well and They knew how to control the game, something that frustrated a Villarreal a lot that woke up after the intermission.
The ‘Yellow Submarine’ tied through Gerard Moreno after an absurd penalty from Courtois on Chukwueze. Before the target, the ‘groguets’ had several dangerous approaches to tie. Instead, the meringues ran out of gasoline and ended up asking for the time. With this 1-1, Zidane’s men are left with 17 points, fourth, while Unai Emery’s are third with two more points, 19.
Sevilla came back against Celta de Vigo
We must also talk about Sevilla, who had to come back against Celta de Vigo in the craziest game of the day. Koundé put the Andalusians ahead, but Iago Aspas and Nolito turned the score around. En-Nesyri tied just before the break and in the second half Escudero and Munir sentenced to the Celtinas. With the victory, the sevillitas are put with 13 points and are already only one of the Europa League and four of the Champions League.