Pressure on Koeman as Barcelona suffers consecutive loss
Atlético Madrid won a precious victory over its guest Barcelona, with two goals without return, in the confrontation that brought them together on Saturday October 2, at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium, the stronghold of Rokhi Blancos, in the eighth round of the Spanish League competition 2021-2022.
Thomas Lemar scored the goal for Atletico Madrid in the 24th minute of the match, then Uruguayan star Luis Suarez added the second goal of Al-Rouki Blancos against his former team in the 44th minute of the match.
Suarez refused to celebrate the goal he scored against his former team, who won many titles with him, and raised his score to 4 goals in the Spanish League this season.
After his goal against Barcelona, Suarez managed to net all 31 teams he faced in the Spanish League, the Opta statistics network reported.
Barcelona played the match with a formation that included: Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen / Defense line: Dest, Pique, Araujo, Mengueza / Midfield: Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Nico Gonzalez / Forward line: Coutinho, Depay, Gavi.
The line-up of Atletico Madrid is as follows: Goalkeepers: Jan Oblak / Defense line: Llorente, Savic, Jimenez, Hermoso, Carrasco / Midfield: De Paul, Koke, Lemar / Forward line: Joao Felix, Suarez.
With this result, Atlético Madrid occupies second place in the Spanish league standings with 17 points, won in 5 games, a draw on two occasions, and one loss, to come behind Real Madrid, the leader, by goal difference only.
While Barcelona fell to ninth place in the Spanish league standings, after its balance froze at 12 points, collected from three victories and the same from draws, and received its first defeat in La Liga against Atlético Madrid.
Barcelona is at the bottom of the Champions League group E table, without any points, while Benfica is second with 4 points collected from a tie with Dynamo Kiev in the first round, and a victory over Barca.