Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid, La Liga: Final score 1-0, Joao Felix returns to Diego Simeone's team

Barcelona won a thrilling La Liga match against Atlético on Sunday and maintained their Champions League victory over Porto midweek. Who else but Joao Felix continued Barça's recent incredible performance over the Rojiblancos by scoring the only goal of the game?


Barcelona made a strong start in the match and created a chance in the opening minutes itself. After a wonderful move down the right side by Ilkay Gundogan, Raphinha exchanged passes with Pedri to open the scoring, but he mishandled the ball and missed.


Shortly after, Felix successfully intercepted a ball inside the Atletico half, leading to Robert Lewandowski, but Mario Hermoso blocked his attempt on goal. A few minutes later, Lewandowski had another chance, but he was only able to volley Jules Kounde's cross over the bar.


In an attempt to get his team back into the game at halftime, Diego Simeone made three substitutions. Angel Correa, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Samuel Lino entered the game, but Barcelona held on and came very close to scoring a second goal shortly before the hour mark.


Once again, Raphinha was sprinting up the pitch and attempting to score. The Brazilian's effort went beyond Jan Oblak, but he hit the post and cleared the air. Atletico responded to the opportunity immediately, with Griezmann blasting into the side net after another counterattack.

In the end both teams had more chances. The best chance was certainly a free-kick from substitute Memphis Depay, which Iñaki Peña expertly tipped onto the woodwork in the Barcelona goal.


Barcelona: Peña; Araujo, Kounde, Criscenson, Cancelo; Pedri (Fermin Lopez, 88′), De Jong, Gundogan; Raphinha (Lamin Yamal, 76′), Lewandowski, Felix (Ferran Torres, 76′)

Atlético: Oblak; Jiménez (Lino, 46′), Witsel, Hermoso; Molina Azpilicueta, 46′), Llorente, Koke (Saul, 66′), De Paul, Riquelme (Correa, 46′); Griezmann, Morata (Memphis, 66′)

Goal: Felix (28′)

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