The Catalan team fell 1-0 against Atlético de Madrid.
Atlético de Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0, a result that allows the rojiblancos to catch up with Real Sociedad in the leadership of LaLiga and that moves a Barça that is already 9 points away from the fight.
The team coached by Diego Simeone, the only undefeated in the Spanish championship, won with a lone goal from Belgian Yannick Carrasco on the edge of half-time, taking advantage of a big mistake by Marc André Ter Stegen.
In a quick against Atlética, the German goalkeeper missed his exit 35 meters from his goal and Carrasco only had to push the ball into the net.
“It was a very difficult game, we knew how they play, we knew this could happen. We weren’t accurate or effective enough. They mark us in 45, a bad moment from the mental point of view ”, analyzed Pedri, the 17-year-old Barça pearl.
– Injuries to Piqué and Sergi Roberto –
The night was disastrous for Barcelona and not only because of the defeat, but because its central Gerard Piqué left the field crying, supposedly with a serious knee injury, and ended with 10 because Sergi Roberto was also injured when coach Ronald Koeman already I had made all the changes.
With this result, Atlético reaches 20 points, the same as Real Sociedad, which will visit Cádiz (6th) on Sunday, while Barça wanders through the middle zone, nine points behind the co-leaders.
The one who has not just started at Real Madrid either. Two weeks after losing in Valencia (4-1) and four days before receiving Inter, Zinedine Zidane’s team lost two points again on their visit to Villarreal, after drawing one goal.
Dominican-born forward Mariano Díaz, who was surprisingly a starter, opened the scoring for Real Madrid as soon as the game started, but the team coached by Zinedine Zidane was unplugging from the game as the minutes progressed and Villarreal ended up drawing with a penalty goal from Gerard Moreno (75).
– ‘We lose two points’ –
With this tie, Real Madrid remains fourth in the provisional classification (with 17 points out of 27 possible), while Villarreal gets on the podium (3rd) with 19 points, one behind Real Sociedad and Atlético.
“Clearly, we lose two points. The tie knows little. We deserved so much more today for the match we played. It bothered me because of the efforts of the boys ”, declared after the game a Zidane who had important casualties for this game (Benzema, Ramos and Casemiro).
After the criticism received for the bad results of the team at the beginning of the season, Zidane assured journalists: “I have the same illusion as the first day, do not worry about it.”
This Saturday also, Sevilla (7th) relaunched their career with a 4-2 win on their home court against Celta (19th).
Jules Koundé (5), Youssef En-Nesyri (45 + 3), Sergio Escudero (85) and Munir (87) signed the goals of the reigning champions of the Europa League. For Celta, Iago Aspas (10) and Nolito (36), two former Sevilla players, scored.