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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"external-link 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.


Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 6Koke
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 14minsSubstituted forTorresat 83'minutes
  • 8SaúlBooked at 90mins
  • 10CarrascoSubstituted forParteyat 73'minutes
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forGaitánat 59'minutes
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 90mins


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


Formation 4-4-2

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


  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 19Digne
  • 20Roberto
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamBarcelona
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Gabi.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Ivan Rakitic.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th October 2017

As It Stood

2Real Madrid8521157817
3Atl Madrid8440135816
6Real Betis74121411313
7Real Sociedad84131917213
9Ath Bilbao8323109111
13Celta Vigo7223131128
15Dep La Coruña7214916-77
17Las Palmas7205513-86
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