Atletico Madrid inflicted the first defeat on Barcelona in the Spanish Football League this season, after beating it 2-0 on Saturday in the eighth round of the Spanish Football League.
Atletico Madrid advanced with a goal scored by Thomas Lemar in the 23rd minute, and Luis Suarez added the second goal in the 44th minute. Atletico Madrid, the defending champion, raised its score to 17 points in second place, with a goal difference behind Real Madrid, who face Espanyol on Sunday.
Barcelona’s balance stopped at 12 points in tenth place, with a goal difference behind Valencia and Real Betis, who are eighth and ninth, respectively. This is the fifth victory for Atletico Madrid in the league this season, compared to losing one match and drawing in two matches.
While this became the first defeat for Barcelona, who has a game in hand, in the league this season, compared to winning three matches and drawing in the same.