10 men Barcelona dismantled Atletico Madrid in the La Liga giants clash and are in the top 4.


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Barcelona faced Atletico Madrid in a much awaited la Liga fixture and dismantled them (4-2) in a highscoring game.

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Carrasco scored the opener for Atletico Madrid in the 8th minute. Jordi Alba equalised with a tremendous volley in the 10th minute assisted by Dani Alves.

Rising star Gavi scored the header in the 21st minute as Ferran Torres made space for him to pounce on the ball.Ferran Torres also assisted Barca’s 3rd goal scored by Ronald Araujo.

In the starting minutes of second half Dani Alves scored for Barca and gave’em a 3 goal cussion.

Barcelona players celebrating

Former Barcelona player and club legend Luis Suarez pulled one back for Atletico Madrid. Late in the second half Dani Alves committed a naive foul and got sent off.

Barca managed the game very well after the red card as they held on to the lead and cruise ahead with crucial three points.

Now, Barcelona have leapfrogged Atletico Madrid and are placed on 4th spot.

Atletico Madrid had a really bad first half as they were not having a structured press and were easily toddled around by Barcelona.

As for Barcelona new signing Adama Traore has shown some glimpses as he also provided an assist.

Now the La Liga top 4 race has become very interesting and other teams could put tough fight for the giants in the upcoming matchweeks.


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