Barcelona, Spain, fell in the trap of a positive tie 2-2 against Atletico Madrid in the crazy confrontation that took place between them, on Tuesday evening, at the “Camp Nou” stadium, in the summit of the 33rd round matches of the Spanish league competition in the current season 2019-2020.
Summary and goals of the Barcelona match against Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa opened the match goals by goal in the 12th minute of the match, then Saul Neguez scored the equalizer for Rochy Blancos at Barcelonas goal in the 19th minute of the match by a penalty kick.
Costa missed a penalty kick for Atletico Madrid in the 16th minute of the match, tackled by the brilliant German goalkeeper Andre Ter Stegen.
Lionel Messi, the Argentine star, added the second goal in favor of Barcelona through a penalty kick by “Banenka” to hit Jan Oplak in the 49th minute.
He holds this goal number 700 in Messi’s career, which is full of titles and achievements in 862 games, including 630 goals in the Barcelona shirt, in addition to 70 goals with the Argentine national team.
Saul returned again to score the equalizer for Atletico Madrid, also through a penalty in the 62nd minute.
With this result, Barcelonas hopes of retaining the Spanish League title in the current season 2019-2020 are diminishing, especially after it gave a great opportunity to its traditional rivals Real Madrid the opportunity to move away at the lead of La Liga by 4 points if they beat Getafe in the confrontation scheduled for next Thursday evening.
Barcelona continued in second place in the table of the Spanish league arrangement with 70 points, one point behind its arch-rivals Real Madrid who lead with 71 points, while Atletico Madrid is in third place with 59 points.
The Camp Nou stadium has seen about 3,000 shirts dedicated to fans in the stands, after Barcelona launched an initiative in the recent period under the slogan “Here we all play”, where fans from all over the world were able to obtain a memorial shirt in their own name for tonight’s summit.
The shirts were placed in first-class seats on the sides and behind the net, where they will be the image that players will see on the field.