FC Barcelona lost 2-0 to La Liga title holders Atletico Madrid on Saturday, and it looks like the club’s bottom spiral is starting to turn toward each other. Co-captain Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique were seen arguing openly after Atletico’s first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Barcelona’s defense was no match for Atletico Madrid’s attack, and the defenders stared at each other for clarification as the Los Colchoniers cut them like butter. Portuguese star Joao Felix launched the attack for the first goal, feeding Luis Suarez who in turn selected to eliminate Thomas Lemar.
The rapid and fully coordinated attack of the Atletico players left Barca’s defense hovering like a hen without a head. They could see everything because Mark-Andre Ter Stegen was beaten between the posts.
Oscar Mangioza and Ronald Arajo couldn’t do anything about Felix, while Nico Gonzalez was caught in the blink of an eye by former Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. In the end, Lamar and Suarez managed to throw the puck as the experienced defender found himself trying to cover both players and set them free.
Biscuits also tried to chase after Felix, leaving Suarez open to advance with the attack. It was an unfortunate series of bad decisions for the Barcelona squad, and the two captains made it clear to each other that they were not happy. Unfortunately, he did not manage to fix the situation as Suarez scored the first goal against his former club that evening.
Manager Ronald Koeman can be seen covering his face with his palm as his team breaks down on the pitch. Club president Juan Laporta expressed confidence in him before the match, and it remains to be seen whether he will really keep his job for long.