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Atlético Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez's equaliser was his third La Liga goal this season

Luis Suarez scored an 82nd-minute equaliser as La Liga leaders Barcelona maintained their unbeaten start to the season against Atletico Madrid.

Saul Niguez had put the hosts ahead on 21 minutes with a 25-yard curling drive into the bottom corner.

Lionel Messi hit the post with a free-kick early in the second half, before Suarez connected with Sergi Roberto's cross to head in at the far post.

Barcelona are five points clear of Real Madrid, who earlier beat Getafe.

Atletico are third on 16 points, a point behind their city rivals.

Boos ring out for Pique

Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique pictured warming up in front of the Atletico fans

The game marked Barcelona's first visit to the capital since the Catalan independence referendum on 1 October, which was opposed by Spain's national authorities.

Atletico fans waved hundreds of Spanish flags inside the stadium and booed every touch by Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique, who had given his public support for the referendum.

Barcelona did not have any "official" fans in the new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano due to "logistical problems" in the stadium.

It is the second La Liga game in a row that Barcelona have played without any fans, after their home game against Las Palmas on the day of the referendum was played behind closed doors.

Barca won at an empty Nou Camp amid widespread political unrest in Catalonia, after a request to have the game postponed was turned down.

Barca leave it late

Barcelona went into the game having won all seven league games this season and were almost ahead after 30 seconds.

Messi, who scored a hat-trick in midweek as Argentina dramatically qualified for the World Cup, exchanged passes with Suarez in the penalty area, but his low shot was deflected into the side netting.

Antoine Griezmann forced two excellent saves from Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the opening 10 minutes as Atletico set the early tempo, before they took a deserved lead.

Barcelona grew into the game in the second-half with Suarez and Messi forcing saves from Jan Oblak but the Slovenia goalkeeper could not keep out the Uruguayan's equaliser.

Suarez celebrated by running towards the home fans, cupping his hand to his ear in celebration.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 6Koke
  • 14GabiBooked at 14minsSubstituted forTorresat 83'minutes
  • 8ÑíguezBooked at 90mins
  • 10CarrascoSubstituted forParteyat 73'minutes
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forGaitánat 59'minutes
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 5Partey
  • 9Torres
  • 19Hernández
  • 21Gameiro
  • 22Gaitán
  • 24Giménez

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Cabral SemedoSubstituted forSergiat 61'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 33mins
  • 18Alba
  • 21André Gomes
  • 4RakiticBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPaulinhoat 79'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forDeulofeuat 61'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 19Digne
  • 20Sergi
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
64,393

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 1.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

André Gomes (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Gabi.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergi Roberto with a cross.

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Ivan Rakitic.

Attempt saved. Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by André Gomes.

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt missed. André Gomes (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gerard Piqué.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Nicolás Gaitán is caught offside.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Nélson Semedo.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th October 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona87102432122
2Real Madrid8521157817
3Atl Madrid8440135816
4Sevilla851294516
5Valencia7430157815
6Real Betis74121411313
7Real Sociedad84131917213
8Leganés732253211
9Ath Bilbao8323109111
10Villarreal731399010
11Levante8242810-210
12Espanyol8233711-49
13Celta Vigo7223131128
14Getafe822410918
15Dep La Coruña7214916-77
16Girona7133611-56
17Las Palmas7205513-86
18Eibar7205317-146
19Alavés8107312-93
20Malaga7016416-121
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