Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona: Atletico increase pressure on Barca boss Ronald Koeman

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Atletico Madrid, reigning champions, finished level with Real Madrid at La Liga's top and further damaged Ronald Koeman's Barcelona by winning in Spain's capital.

Thomas Lemar won the opener and finished well in the final move that involved Joao Felix, Suarez, and others.

Suarez was then sent to Atletico against his old club.

Antoine Griezmann was also a substitute for his old club, as Atletico revelled in their superiority.

Despite all the drama surrounding Barca's season, this loss was their first in La Liga. They are now eighth on the table with 12 points. Diego Simeone's team is fifth on the table, five points behind Diego Simeone's. Simeone's side are second on goal difference, but have played more games than Real.

Barca's previous record included three wins and three draws. However, Koeman suffered the most from back-to-back defeats in the Champions League.

Barca had many chances Saturday, particularly at 1-0. Philippe Coutinho missed a shot and Frenkie De Jong was just inches away of converting from close range after Memphis Depay's goal-bound header.

Coutinho had another great opportunity to bring the visitors back into it in the second period, but Jan Oblak saved his shot from the box.

Barcelona had more ball than Barcelona, but they were second at Wanda Metropolitano. This defeat may have tested President Joan Laporte's earlier assertion that Koeman would remain at the club, regardless of Madrid's result. External-link

They are now on a two-week vacation from internationals. Their next fixture will be at Valencia on 17 October.