Atletico beat Barcelona 1-0 in La Liga game of the weekend

Published on: 21 November 2020

Carrasco's first-half strike gave Atletico a famous victory over Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Diego Simeone earned his first-ever win over Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday, with Yannick Carrasco scoring the only goal of the game in Atletico Madrid's cagey 1-0 win. The victory, which puts Atletico second in the league on goal difference, keeps Barca in mid-table after eight rounds of action.

At the end of a sleepy first half with few clear-cut chances, Carrasco scored from long range on a counter-attack in first-half stoppage-time, calmly finishing into an empty net from 35 yards after rounding Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who'd come into midfield in a bit to prevent Carrasco's advance.

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