La Liga defending champions Atletico Madrid went level with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga table as they inflicted roth on Ronald Koeman’s struggling team courtesy of Luis Suarez and Thomas Lemar’s goals. Thomas Lemar scored the opener, finishing well at the end of a move involving Joao Felix and Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez Response Barcelona with a Goal
Former Barcelona forwards Luis Suarez pen down his name in the game and celebrated in a way that looked like he responded to Korman’s call. Last season the former Liverpool man was told by Ronald Koeman that he is not in his plans via a call. Suarez scored and then if a sign as if he was making a call.
Antoine Griezmann also featured against his former club as a late substitute as Atletico basked in their superiority. Before the was played, Barca had three wins and three draws to their name, with back-to-back 3-0 losses in the Champions League doing most to harm Koeman’s position at the club.
Barcelona had chances on Saturday, especially at 1-0, with Philippe Coutinho volleying an effort just wide and Frenkie de Jong just inches away from converting from close range following Memphis Depay’s header across goal. Atletico Madrid keeper was kept on his tors as he made lots of saves in the game.
Reacting to the loss, Koeman said: “It’s important and well done for his part – because if everything isn’t clear in this sense, then it’s difficult to work and have the kind of calm you need to try to make the changes we are trying to implement.”
He also said: “We know how it is from today moving forwards… We spoke last night on the phone and then again this morning.” “There’s a solution [to what is happening], but it can’t be done overnight,” added Koeman. “We have to work hard, give time to the youngsters and get back our injured forwards.”