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Atletico are next in action against Granada after the international break on October 16 on the road. Barcelona face Valencia in their next LaLiga match on October 17 at Camp Nou.
Atletico Madrid get back to winning ways in LaLiga by defeating Barcelona 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Goals in the first half from Thomas Lemar and Luis Suarez were enough to secure the three points for Diego Simeone's men to move them level with Real Madrid at the top of the table. Barca slumped to their second loss of the week, and the calls for Ronald Koeman's dismissal may only grow after another disappointing result.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 BARCELONA
90' + 3' Barcelona look dejected. A difficult week for the Catalan club appears to be continuing at the Wanda Metropolitano.
90' + 1' Llorente clutches his groin after making a lung-bursting run attempting to latch on to a cross from Griezmann. Luis Enrique will be monitoring that with interest ahead of the international break.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
89' Sergi Roberto angles a cross deep to the back post aiming for Araujo's late run, but the defender cannot reach it on the stretch.
88' Griezmann releases Correa down the left flank with a cross-field pass. The Argentine has options in the final third, but he misplaces his offload straight to Busquets.
C. Lenglet
S. Dest
86' A curious decision late in the game from Koeman as Dest is withdrawn for Lenglet.
86' OVER! Depay strikes the resulting free-kick with a curling effort on his right foot. It sails over the wall, but it travels over the bar without threatening Oblak's goal.
85' Lemar brings down Depay in the final third, presenting Barca with another free-kick in a good position to go for goal.
83' Barcelona are running out of time to force the issue in the closing stages. They have not pressed Atletico in the second half.
Renan Lodi
Y. Carrasco
81' Lodi replaces Carrasco down the left flank to shore up the Atletico defence.
Felipe
Hermoso
81' Felipe enters the action for the hosts to replace Hermoso for the final nine minutes.
79' Depay floats the resulting free-kick into the box, but Pique can only nod the ball behind for a goal-kick.
Koke
Yellow Card
78' Koke's determination to win the ball results in him catching Fati with a swiping leg. He goes into the book. Barcelona have a free-kick 30 yards from goal.
76' Sergi Roberto angles a dangerous cross into the box from the right flank that Gimenez has to stretch to clear behind for a corner.
Riqui Puig
Gavi
75' Puig replaces Gavi in the Barcelona midfield.
L. de Jong
Óscar Mingueza
75' Koeman aims to up the ante as Luuk de Jong replaces Mingueza.
74' Griezmann robs Araujo of possession and breaks into the Barcelona half. He has Correa bursting forward into the box, but he overhits his cross out for a throw-in. 
A. Griezmann
L. Suárez
72' Suarez is withdrawn after notching a goal and an assist against his former club. Another former Barcelona man enters the fray as Griezmann replaces the Uruguayan.
Á. Correa
João Félix
72' Correa replaces Joao Felix in the final third for the home side.
71' Depay feeds the ball through to Fati and he looks for the return after making a run into the left channel. However, Fati goes for goal and strikes a tame effort at Oblak.
69' OVER! Fati lines up the strike from 25 yards, but he powers his effort straight over the bar. Not the best attempt from the forward.
68' Hermoso clatters into Fati on the edge of the box and referee awards Barca a free-kick in a threatening position.
66' SAVE! Suarez raids down the left flank after being played through by Joao Felix. The Portuguese continues his run and collects the cutback from his team-mate. He fires with power towards goal, but his effort is straight at Ter Stegen.
Ansu Fati
Philippe Coutinho
64' Fati replaces Coutinho in the final third for the Catalan club. Barca will attempt to be more direct with their approach.
62' Llorente bursts into space down the right on the counter, but his cutback is cleared with ease by Pique ahead of Joao Felix.
60' CHANCE! Gavi robs Hermoso in the middle of the park and strides forward into the final third. He plays a delightful pass to Coutinho in space on the edge of the box. The Brazilian has time to fire at goal, but he fires his effort straight at Oblak.
59' Llorente plays Carrasco into space down the left flank and he has a run at Mingueza, but the defender does enough to put him off and the Belgian takes a poor touch to let the ball travel out for a goal-kick.
58' Koeman, sitting in the stands due to his touchline ban, may be instructing his assistant to ready further changes. Fati could be called on here to provide a spark.
56' Barca have been a tad flat since the restart. They've had their foot on the ball, but have not made any meaningful penetration in the final third.
54' Carrasco probes in the left-inside channel and goes down after knocking the ball past Pique. However, the referee tells the Belgian to get to his feet.
51' Savic rises highest in the box to head the resulting corner from Depay away from danger.
50' Depay does well down the right flank in a battle with Gimenez, winning a corner off the legs of the Atletico defender.
48' Llorente tries to latch on to a ball over the top and battles with Busquets for the ball. The midfielder goes down under pressure and wins a free-kick for Barcelona.
46' We're back under way at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Sergi Roberto
Nico González
46' Gonzalez is withdrawn at the break for the Catalan club. Sergi Roberto replaces him in the midfield.
K. Trippier
R. De Paul
46' Trippier replaces De Paul at the break for the home side. The Argentine had been cautioned in the first half.
Ronald Koeman will be devastated that his side are heading into the break with a two-goal deficit. The Catalan club have not played badly, but have been lacking the cutting edge in both ends of the pitch. Whereas Atletico have taken their opportunities, Barca have not been on their mettle. A big second half awaits Koeman and his team.
Atletico Madrid hold a 2-0 lead over Barcelona at the break in their LaLiga clash. Thomas Lemar fired the home side ahead with a thumping strike after beeing teed up by Suarez. The Frenchman returned the favour for his team-mate before the former Barca man found the bottom-left corner just before the interval. Diego Simeone's men are in complete control at the Wanda Metropolitano.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 BARCELONA
45' + 2' Depay floats the resulting free-kick into the box for Mingueza to attack, but it travels harmlessly behind for a goal-kick.
R. De Paul
Yellow Card
45' + 1' De Paul brings down Dest with a loose challenge on the left flank and goes into the book.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
T. Lemar
Assist
44' Lemar exchanges passes with Joao Felix before breaking into space down the left flank. He clips a sublime cross over the head of Pique to allow Suarez to collect. The Uruguayan does the rest with a composed finish.
L. Suárez
Goal
44' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! SUAREZ MAKES IT TWO!!!!!! 2-0 ATLETICO!!!!!! The home side hit Barca on the break and this time Suarez converts the opening. Lemar is played into space down the left flank by Joao Felix and he lifts a cross over the last defender Pique. Suarez takes a touch before calmly picking his spot, firing low into the bottom-left corner.
43' Carrasco is penalised for handball down the right flank for Barcelona. However, De Jong curls the resulting free-kick straight into the hands of Oblak.
42' Depay and Savic square up to one another after a 50/50 challenge. The two players are not backing down from the duel before they are separated by their team-mates.
39' The home side have been content to let Barcelona have the ball. The Catalan club have boasted 68.4% possession in the opening 39 minutes.
37' Mingueza breaks down the right flank and whips in a cross with pace that De Jong attempts to flick. It evades the head of the Dutchman and travels behind for a goal-kick.
36' Barcelona have responded well to going behind. They have pushed forward in an attempt to get an equaliser, but are just missing a cutting edge.
34' Oblak takes a blow as he comes off his line to punch a corner from Depay away from danger. He goes down for a second before getting to his feet.
33' Coutinho gets his foot on the ball and tries to thread a pass through to Depay. Savic misses the interception, but the Dutchman cannot capitalise.
32' The game has opened up nicely for both teams in the final third. Atletico have taken one of their opportunities, but should have been two goals to the good.
30' CHANCE! Coutinho clips a cross into the box for Depay and the Dutchman does well to nod it across the face of goal. De Jong tries to reach it on the stretch, but the ball just evades his right boot before travelling wide of the right post.
28' SUAREZ HAS TO SCORE! The Uruguayan latches on to a sublime pass from Joao Felix after turning away from Mingueza. He curls his effort away from Ter Stegen, but it travels wide of the post. Suarez had to hit target there.
27' CLOSE! Coutinho almost levels the scores. The Brazilian latches on to a clearing header from Gimenez and stabs a right-footed strike towards goal. He connects well with his effort, but it just travels the wrong side of the left post.
25' Busquets makes an important challenge in the Barcelona half to halt Joao Felix on the move. Atletico had space there to exploit had the Portuguese beaten the veteran midfielder.
L. Suárez
Assist
23' Suarez latches on to an offload from Joao Felix before he threads a pass through to Lemar, who controls and blasts an effort past Ter Stegen.
T. Lemar
Goal
23' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! LEMAR FIRES ATLETICO AHEAD!!!!! 1-0!!!! The home side take the lead as the Frenchman thumps a left-footed strike into the top-right corner. A neat interchange between Joao Felix and Suarez allows the latter to release Lemar into the left-inside channel. He holds his composure to blast his effort past Ter Stegen into the net. Busquets and Pique exchange words after the fact about who was picking up the forward.
22' Busquets attempts to thread the needle with a throughball for Coutinho, but Oblak is sharp off his line to gather ahead of the Brazilian.
21' Koke swings a deep cross into the box, which proves to be too powerful and travels well over the bar.
Gavi
Yellow Card
20' Gavi barges into Lemar on the left flank with a strong challenge. The referee brandishes the yellow card.
19' Gonzalez steps away from a challenge and fires towards goal from the edge of the box. It deflects behind off Gimenez, despite the efforts of Oblak to prevent it heading out.
17' WIDE! Mingueza loses out to Carrasco on the left flank and the Belgian tees up Joao Felix on the edge of the box. The Portuguese fires low and hard towards the bottom-left corner, but it just drifts wide of the target.
15' Busquets looks for the run of Mingueza on the right flank, but the full-back is well beyond the last Atletico defender and is caught offside.
12' Neither team have been able to build a passing rhythm. Barca have settled into the contest defensively, which will please Koeman after their midweek defeat.
10' Joao Felix makes a break down the left flank and he tries to send a reverse pass towards the run of Lemar. However, Araujo reads the danger and makes the interception.
8' WIDE! Lemar makes a good run behind the Barcelona defence. He plays a one-two with Suarez and then Llorente to surge towards the edge of the box. The Frenchman fires an effort low and hard towards goal, but it just travels wide of the right post.
6' Araujo is fortunate to escape a booking for pulling back Joao Felix in the Barcelona half. The defender grappled with the Portuguese and was in a bad situation, forcing him to commit the foul.
5' Koke floats a cross to the back post for the run of Llorente, but he just overhits his delivery out for a goal-kick.
4' Joao Felix tries to turn away from Mingueza in the final third, but the defender brings down the Atletico forward. Atletico have a free-kick in a useful position.
3' BLOCK! Dest raids down the left flank and works the ball to Coutinho on the edge of the box. The Brazilian goes for a strike at goal, which is charged down by Gimenez.
1' We're under way at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid have not lost any of their last three meetings with Barcelona in LaLiga (W1 D2), their best unbeaten run against them in the competition since five games between September 2004 and December 2006 (W3 D2).
Barca have made four changes to their side from their defeat to Benfica. Pedri is out with an injury and replaced by Gonzalez in the middle of the park. Gavi gets the nod to start in the final third in place of De Jong, while Coutinho also comes into the fold. Mingueza slots into the right side of the defence as Garcia is withdrawn after his dismissal during the week.
Atletico have made four changes to their side from their win over Milan during the week. Savic, De Paul, Lemar and Felix all come into the side in place of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Trippier, Felipe and Correa. Kondogbia misses out this evening, while the others drop to the bench. Suarez starts against his former club, although Griezmann will begin from the sidelines.
BARCELONA SUBS: Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati, Yusuf Demir, Neto, Clement Lenglet, Luuk de Jong, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Inaki Pena.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Nicolas Gonzalez; Pablo Gaviria, Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Benjamin Lecomte, Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa, Renan Lodi, Hector Herrera, Ivan Saponjic, Felipe, Kieran Trippier, Sime Vrsaljko.
ATLETICO MADRID (3-1-4-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso; Koke; Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo de Paul, Thomas Lemar, Yannick Carrasco; Luis Suarez, Joao Felix.
Ronald Koeman is under immense pressure after his side slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Benfica during the week in the Champions League, enduring their second defeat in a row in the competition. The Catalan club are unbeaten in LaLiga in their opening six matches, but are off the pace of the leading pack. Barca were on form against Levante last time out in LaLiga and are desperate for a stellar performance to silence their critics.
Atletico have been hit and miss at the start of the LaLiga campaign, although they have taken 14 points from their opening seven matches. Diego Simeone's men suffered their first defeat of the season last week against Alaves, losing 1-0 on the road. Los Rojiblancos responded with an impressive 2-1 win over Milan in the Champions League. They now have the chance to turn the screw on a under-fire Barca to regain the ground of Real Madrid at the top of the table.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano.