FC Barcelona lost the squatter 2-0 on a visit to Atlético Madrid. Trainer Ronald Koeman saw it from the stands because he was suspended.
Barca have 12 points after 7 games. That is 5 points less than leader Real Madrid. Atlético have 17 points after 8 matches.
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Goals in 1st half
Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong started in the base, Luuk started on the bench. After 23 minutes it was Thomas Lemar who completed a wonderful attack by Atlético: 1-0. Just before half time, Luis Suárez increased his concerns for his old club by scoring the 2-0.
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In the 2nd half, Atlético Madrid mainly defended the lead. Barça tried to force something, but without success. Substitutes Ansu Fati and Luuk de Jong were also unable to turn the tide in Wanda Metropolitano. FC Barcelona had to take another blow and Koeman’s position as a trainer was not very stable.
President Joan Laporta announced earlier on Saturday that Koeman will remain Barça’s trainer regardless of the result against Atlético. Undoubtedly to be continued.
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