Atlético vs Barcelona | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 16
LaLiga is getting madder by the minute as we witness match after match of unpredictable and spectacular soccer of the highest level. Every week, at least one team leaves us astonished with a performance that changes the course of the competition. And there are still many dates ahead to look forward to, like Atletico vs Barcelona.
The Civitas Metropolitano Stadium Will Host Atletico vs Barcelona
Atletico Has Been Hampered but Knows What It Wants This Season
It’s amazing what determination and consistency can achieve, and Atletico provides the perfect example after they had a rough start to the season.
To illustrate, in their first six games, they had two defeats, two draws, and two victories. Not bad, but their rivals were so far ahead that they left them behind.
But it seems that Cholo’s Atletico was able to put their heads down and change their destiny. After that followed three big victories in a row, which, by the ninth date of the season, left them in the number 3 position, behind only Real Madrid and Barcelona, their rival in this match.
Looking ahead to Atletico vs Barcelona, they must maintain the momentum they gained with this season-changing winning streak.
Barcelona Going Through Tough Times amid Lewandowski Glory
Barcelona seemed to be fixing its problems. While their first game was a poor start, the following seven were goal-laden soccer masterclasses in how to play for the win. Lewandowski’s arrival made all the ills of the previous season go away.
However, their passage through the Champions League seems to be upsetting their league dream as well, although it is too early to say, because they have really done excellently.
However, on their ninth matchday, they played the clásico against Real Madrid and the Merengues made their dominance known by sending three goals into Ter Stegen’s net.
The Blaugranas now have to hurt their rivals in Atletico vs Barcelona, and they must do it if they don’t want the first places to slip away from them at the worst possible moment.
Previous Atletico vs Barcelona Match Results and Goal Scorers
On January 6, 2022, an Atletico vs Barcelona played a match full of emotions and goals. The game ended 4-2 in favor of the Blaugranas.
The goal party would start at minute 8, with an Atletico goal by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco with an organized play that passed from Rodri de Paul to Koke, who with a long shot reached Luis Suarez, who then placed it in the zone for him to shoot.
But the equalizer would come soon enough (at minute 10) when Jordi Alba received a pass from Dani Alves to break Oblak’s net. Then, at minute 21, Gavi would make the second for Barcelona with an assist from Aldama Traoré.
To close out the first half, in the 43rd minute, Ronald Araujo was left with the rebound from a play by Ferran Torres. With the score now 1-3, this Atletico vs Barcelona game hit halftime.
Just 4 minutes into the second half, Dani Alves would score the fourth for the Blaugranas. Then, in the 58th minute, Luis Suárez’s goal, assisted by Giménez, scored a goal for Atlético de Madrid, who ultimately went home with this result.
The Colchoneros‘ defensive lapses facilitated Barca’s attack, meaning they ended up losing the match. Barcelona controlled the game at home, stopping an unsettled offensive from the rival.
The ball passed through both teams almost equally, with the home side holding the ball 58% to the visitors’ 42%. Barca was also more accurate in their passing with 87% to Atletico’s 81%. While Barcelona had four shots on goal -all of which ended in a goal, Atletico only managed 2.
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Predictions for Atletico vs Barcelona 2022
This Atletico vs Barcelona will probably end in a 1-2 win for the visitors, or a two-goal draw. In either case, both clubs are going for the top spots, so expect a hard-fought battle.
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