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CORREA SCORES A VALUABLE TIE AGAINST BARCELONA

Golden point at Camp Nou

Atlético de Madrid conceded the goal from Rakitic in the final stretch of the first half and Correa equalised the fixture a quarter of an hour into the second half.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

BARCELONA 1 – 1 ATLÉTICO


Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets (André Gomes, 51’), Iniesta; Messi (Arda Turan, 59’), Luis Suárez and Neymar.

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Koke, Saúl (Correa, 59); Carrasco (Thomas, 73), Griezmann and Gameiro (Fernando Torres, 59).

Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalusian Committee). Booked the home players Luis Suárez (84’) and Jordi Alba (92’); and the visiting Koke (54’), Griezmann (67’), Thomas (82’) and Filipe Luis (86’).

GOALS:
1-0. 41’. Rakitic nods into the net a cross from Iniesta from Barcelona´s left attacking line.
1-1. 61’. Correa receives a pass from Torres and shoots close to the right post of Ter Stegen.

Matched game at Camp Nou between two teams that did not have many chances to score in the first half. Our team stood up at all times and left very few gaps for Barcelona. However, the first to warn Barcelona was Carrasco but Ter Stegen diverted the effort from the Belgian. The answer came from Iniesta and Oblak saved comfortably. In the final stretch of the first half, a cross from Iniesta was headed into the net by Rakitic.

After the interval, our players went firmly for the win. Griezmann warned 15 seconds in with a shot that was saved by Barça’s German keeper. The team pressured closer to the top and Luis Enrique’s suffered because they had no clear path for the ball. Messi was injured, Correa and Torres entered and the match changed. Torres touched for Correa and the Argentinian kicked a low and measured fierce shot to tie the game. An important draw to continue along the good line. Now, we have to think about Sunday’s match against Deportivo at the Calderón. 

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