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How Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup 2020 semi final

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Atletico Madrid despite their injury worries were able to beat a star studded Barcelona side 3-2 after scoring first through Joke.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Spanish Super Cup 2020 – Flashscore

 

Atletico Madrid had only one recognisable striker in the going into the game. Diego Simeone had a perfect plan by making use of a four four two formation, pairing Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix in the attack.

 

Lionel Messi created the first magic after ran onto the ball inside the box of Atletico Madridand smashed it towards the bottom left corner. Jan Oblak, was at a red alert as he tipped  the ball around the post.

 

Atletico Madrid kept their cool, leaving Barcelona three men attack to run the game.

 

Angel Correa fed Koke inside the box, who was unmarked and buried the ball in the bottom left corner, making it one nil. It took Barcelona just five minutes to equalize through Lionel Messi.

 

Messi pounced on a loose ball inside the box and beats the goalkeeper with a shot inside the left post.

 

Diego Someone dictated the game quite well. His side showed no fear even as Barcelona kept on pressing hard in search of a goal.

 

The Catalans were finally rewarded for their efforts even as a fantastic finish by Lionel Messi from just outside the box flew past Jan Oblak into the bottom left corner of the net. But the VAR review cancelled the goal.

 

However, the VAR review did not stop Barcelona as Antoine Griezmann got to a rebound inside the six-yard box and produced a header. He managed to put the ball inside the left post to give Barcelona the lead. 2-1

 

Alvaro Morata made it 2-2 after the VAR had cancelled Arturo Vidal’s goal.

Barcelona Atletico Madrid – Spanish Super Cup – AFP

 

Angel Correa  received a great pass from his teammate and striked a very powerful shot towards goal that goes inside of the right post increasing Atletico Madrid’s lead to three goals.

 

Barca had two disallowed goals due to VAR spotting infringements.

 

Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona to advance to the final of the 2020 Spanish Super Cup.

 

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