Atletico holds Barça to a draw

October 16, 2017

Barcelona dropped their first points of the season on Saturday night in a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid.

Ñíguez scored the opener for the Madrilians twenty minutes into the first half after a sustained attack by the home side. However Barça soon controlled possession and slowed things down for Atletico. All the same it wasn’t until eight minutes from full time that Luis Suarez headed in the equalise off a Sergi Roberto cross.

A free kick awarded to Barcelona right at the end of the game gave the Catalans a change to seal a victory. But it wasn’t to be and Messi’s shot was cleanly intercepted by the Atletico keeper.

1-0 Ñíguez (min 21)
1-1 Suárez (min 82)

The result leaves Barcelona four points clear of Valencia at the top of the table, with Real Madrid in third and Atletico behind them.

Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Barcelona 8 7 1 0 24 3 22
2 Valencia 8 5 3 0 21 10 18
3 Real Madrid 8 5 2 1 15 7 17
4 Atletico Madrid 8 4 4 0 13 5 16
5 Sevilla 8 5 1 2 9 4 16
6 Leganes 8 4 2 2 7 3 14
7 Real Sociedad 8 4 1 3 19 17 13
8 Villarreal 8 4 1 3 11 10 13
9 Real Betis 8 4 1 3 17 17 13
10 Athletic Bilbao 8 3 2 3 10 9 11
11 Levante 8 2 4 2 8 10 10
12 Espanyol 8 2 3 3 7 11 9
13 Celta Vigo 7 2 2 3 13 11 8
14 Getafe 8 2 2 4 10 9 8
15 Deportivo La Coruna 8 2 2 4 9 16 8
16 Eibar 8 2 1 5 3 17 7
17 Girona 8 1 3 4 7 13 6
18 Las Palmas 7 2 0 5 5 13 6
19 Alaves 8 1 0 7 3 12 3
20 Malaga 8 0 1 7 4 18 1

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