FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, reacts after scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi against Atletico Madrid during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Barcelona took a big step toward successfully defending its Spanish league title when it fought back to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Saturday.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored to put the hosts in front before Atletico's Filipe Luis earned a direct red card for sticking his studs into Messi's knee seconds before halftime.Diego Godin left Atletico down two men from the 65th with a second booking for a second hard foul on Suarez.The highly charged match between the past two league champions, who started level on points atop the table, promised to be a fight between Barcelona's spectacular attack led by Messi and an Atletico defense anchored by goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who had conceded a league-low eight goals and only three away from home.Atletico continued to boss the first half hour- with Fernandez almost adding another goal -- until Suarez earned a foul for Godin's first booking, and finally forced Oblak to make a save.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE