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Atlético Madrid 1 – 0 Barcelona: result, summary, goals

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On the whistle report

Atlético Madrid pulled off their first LaLiga win over Barcelona in more than a decade as Yannick Carrasco capitalised on a blunder from Barça keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to secure a 1-0 victory at an empty Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Belgian winger Carrasco broke the deadlock at the end of the first half, pulling off a classy backheel to knock the ball through the legs of Ter Stegen and keep his composure in front of goal after the German had charged out of his area.

Atlético got the victory without joint-top scorer Luis Suárez, who was deprived of a reunion with his former side after testing positive for covid-19, but they were more than worthy winners.

Marcos Llorente nearly gave them an early lead when his shot crashed off the bar, while it took a brilliant save from Ter Stegen to keep out a vicious distance strike from Saúl Niguez.

Barça captain Lionel Messi had a match to forget, creating very little danger, while former Atleti forward Antoine Griezmann missed the target in each half as the Catalans fell to a third defeat of the season, leaving them 10th in the table on 11 points.

Atlético moved up to second in the standings, level on 20 points with leaders Real Sociedad. 

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