Updates: 13.02.2021 23:17
Madrid – Atlética Madrid footballers made it to Monday’s draw with Vigo and won the 23rd round of the Spanish league 2: 1 at Granada. The leader of the table succeeded even without four important players infected with coronavirus and with one match for good he has an eight-point lead over Barcelona and Real. Lionel Messi equaled the record of former teammate Xavi in the Catalan jersey with the 505th start in La Liga and with two goals he helped to win 5: 1 over Alavés. Sevilla, even without goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík, who again remained only on the bench, defeated Huesca 1-0 and extended the series of wins to five.
In Atlética’s jersey, midfielder Koke entered the 583rd match and finished second in club statistics. The team captain celebrated the goal with a goal when he passed Marcosi Llorente to the leading goal in the 63rd minute. Although Granada managed to equalize, Ángel Correa overcame the worst defense of the competition.
The athletes were missing due to the coronavirus Joao Félix, Moussa Dembélé, Thomas Lemar and Hector Herrera, yet the Madrid team extended the league line without a defeat by the tenth match. He last lost on December 12 at Real. Granada, on the other hand, has not won the top competition for a month.
Barcelona set out for a smooth win in the first half. In the second match, he scored Trincao, then took the floor to play Messi. The Catalan captain first arrived at Antoine Griezmann’s shot, but the video referee revealed a tight offside. The first celebration of the called record was achieved by the star Argentine in the set time of the first half, when he stuck the ball in the middle of the field and scored with a shot from behind the lime against the bar.
“Blaugranas” collected after the break, but the favorite took over again and between the 74th and 80th minute confirmed the victory with three goals – first he scored again after Messi’s pass Trincao, then the second time Messi fired and the debacle was completed by Junior Firpo. Barcelona has not lost a point in the league this calendar year. From the beginning of the year, Alavés was able to score a goal alongside Barcelona and Atletica, Real Madrid and Seville, but he lost to everyone.
Messi is also approaching Xavi in the number of starts for “Blaugranas” across all competitions. He currently has 759 starts, the former Spanish national team has only eight more.
The favorite footballers of Seville could not stand against the last team of the table for a long time. Munir El Haddadi scored three points after less than an hour of play. The Moroccan striker also decided on the victory in the last round against Getafe (3: 0), when Vaclík also appeared on the bench of Seville for the first time in two months.
Spanish Football League – Round 23:
Granada – Atlético Madrid 1: 2 (66. Herrera – 63. Llorente, 75. Correa), FC Sevilla – Huesca 1: 0 (57. El Haddadi), Eibar – Valladolid 1: 1 (23. Kike – 7. Table z pen.), FC Barcelona – Alavés 5: 1 (29. to 74. Trincao, 45. + 1 to 75. Messi, 80. Firpo – 57. Rioja).
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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