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Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona summary: Dembélé goal, score, stats & highlights | LaLiga Santander 2022-23

Update:
Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish League football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on January 8, 2023. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP)

Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: as it happened

Jan Oblak: "We started badly"

Jan Oblak has spoken to DAZN after Atlético's defeat. 

"We started badly in the first 20-25 minutes. We were scared and lacked confidence. Then we woke up, but at 0-1 it's more difficult.

"We should have started like that and we didn't. Barça scored and then the game was more difficult."

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Barcelona's xG: 0.7

Their xG (0.7) was their lowest in a league win under Xavi.

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Atlético lose at home

It wasn't to be on Atlético's first home game of the new year. They had their chances but it wouldn't go in.

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Barcelona top by three

It's a massive win for Barcelona, who score away to Atlético for the first time since 2019 when Lionel Messi was on the score sheet.

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FT: Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona beat Atlético at the Metropolitano to move three points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the table.

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And there's the final whistle!

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97

Kondogbia goes on a solo run before sending his left-footed effort high and over the bar.

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Barcelona clear the corner!

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Griezmann's free hits the wall and flies out for a corner.

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Atlético have a free in a very dangerous position.

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It's a wonderful chance for Griezmann in the six-yard box but somehow it's kept out by Araújo after going past Ter Stegen!

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GRIEZMANN!

How has he missed it?

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Stefan Savic has been sent off for getting Ferran Torres in a headlock. And now Torres has also been sent off! Both players thought they were in the UFC as they tussled on the ground.

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Morata goes over in the box. The play is waved on.

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There will be six minutes added on. Barcelona lead 1-0.

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Pedri wins a free after being knocked over by Kondogbia.

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Atlético don't have long to find an equaliser.

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Lemar picks the ball up 30 yards from goal and shoots. His effort is pulled wide.

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World Cup winner Molina gets a yellow card for taking down Barcelona midfielder Kessié. Raphinha curls the free in from the left; It's cleared away.

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Possession:

Atlético 37% - 63% Barcelona

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Xavi makes double change

OFF Alejandro Balde
ON Marcos Alonso

OFF Sergio Busquets
ON Sergi Roberto

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Simeone makes another change

Reguilón replaces Reinildo at left-back.

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Ángel Correa picks up a silly yellow card for smashing the ball in the direction of the fourth official. It's not what you need when you're chasing the game.

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Raphinha makes an early impact off the bench. Pedri plays it out to him on the left. He takes a touch and pulls the trigger. It's blocked and goes out for a corner; Atlético clear the corner. 

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GRIEZMANN!

Lemar presses and wins it off Kessié. Griezmann picks it up in the inside left channel but he blasts it high and wide into the Atlético fans behind the goal. 0-1

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Barcelona change

OFF Gavi

ON Raphinha

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Atlético changes

Lemar and Correa are on!

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Ferran Torres fires it past Jan Oblak to score Barcelona's second of the night but he's offside at the back post. Xavi's celebrations are short-lived.

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Raphinha is about to come on for Barcelona.

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Dembélé looks for his brace but drags a shot from the edge of the area wide of the post. Barcelona lead 1-0 as we approach the final 20 minutes of the game.

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Atlético changes

Morata and Kondogbia are on as Atleti chase the game.

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Marcos Llorente breaks into the box and shoots with his weaker left foot. It's low and on target but Ter Stegen dives to his left and keeps it out.

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Morata and Kondogbia are about to come on for Atlético.

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What a chance!

It's Dembélé again and it's route-one football.

The French winger is through on goal, he shoots, but Savic slides and gets a touch on it. 

It comes off the post! Barcelona go so close to doubling their lead in the Spanish capital.

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We have just passed the hourmark and as things stand, Barcelona will be extending their lead at the top of the table.

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Double change for Barcelona

OFF Ansu Fati

ON Ferran Torres

OFF Frenkie de Jong

ON Franck Kessié

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Araújo picks up a yellow for stepping on birthday boy Koke.

It's the first booking of the game.

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Molina has gotten joy down the right tonight. Balde does not get close enough and the Argentinian is allowed to cross low. Griezmann moves out in front but can't keep his shot down. It's positive from Atlético.

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João Félix fires an effort over.

​​​​​​​He has been linked with a move to Manchester United this month. United's offer is much lower than what Atlético want for the loan move to Old Trafford.

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Reinildo takes Dembélé down. Barcelona have a free and the lead.

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Koke, or Jorge Resurrección Merodio, turns 31 today.

He has been a brilliant servant for the club for years and continues to captain the side.

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Griezmann is played in but Araújo reads it exceptionally well and clears the danger.

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If you're just joining us now, Barcelona lead 1-0 thanks to a Dembélé strike in the first half. Atlético have had chances too, but Barca lead.

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Atlético get us underway for the second half!

I have no half-time changes to report from either side.

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Both sides are making their way back out for the second half.

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Atlético behind

They have it all to do at the Metropolitano.

Simeone's side had big chances through Giménez and Griezmann but have failed to beat Ter Stegen.

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HT: Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona lead at the break thanks to Ousmane Dembélé's strike in the 22nd minute.

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It falls to Molina again on the right. This time he goes to place it but it rolls wide.

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There will be one minute added on.

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Atlético have a corner on the left. Carrasco curls it in. Barcelona are able to deal with it as they look to take their 1-0 lead into half-time.

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GRIEZMANN!

It's heading for the top corner.

Ter Stegen gets a big hand on it to push it over the bar.

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Griezmann tracks back but is unable to get it off Dembélé near the corner flag. Dembélé eventually crosses into the box but there is no-one there. Griezmann's workrate, as ever, is phenomenal.

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MOLINA!

The Argentinian drives forward on the right before unleashing a powerful effort that goes wide of Ter Stegen's left-hand post. 

Atlético have had a couple of chances and have improved since Dembélé's goal.

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GIMÉNEZ!

The ball is sent in from the right by Molina. The Uruguayan gets up highest and heads just wide. It's Atlético's best chance of the game so far and Giménez knows it.

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The shot comes off Araújo and Atlético have another corner.

Gavi clears Griezmann's corner away.

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Griezmann, in the hole, clips a ball over the top for Marcos Llorente to run on to. The latter smacks the side netting with his effort. 0-1

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Busquets goes down after a challenge from Griezmann. There's really not a whole lot in it and Atlético players appeal.

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Xavi is very angry about something on the touchline. His side is leading but something has annoyed him.

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Atlético find themselves 1-0 down. Barcelona will continue to have the ball and the home side will look to hit them on the break.

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Barcelona take the lead

It's their first goal away to Atlético since Lionel Messi scored in 2019!

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The goal is allowed!

Barcelona are ahead!

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Pedri does so well to make his way into the box, before releasing it to Gavi, who sets Dembélé up. The Frenchman fires home from an angle first time but it's now being reviewed for a possible foul from Gavi.

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Goooooooaaaaaaaaaal

BARCELONA TAKE THE LEAD!

DEMBÉLÉ!!!!

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After title rivals Real Madrid suffered defeat earlier this weekend, Barcelona can go three points clear at the top of LaLiga if they can get past Atlético.

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Griezmann takes the corner from the right. It's whipped into the box but Pedri takes it away from the area on the left with some nice dribbling. 

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Molina breaks down the right and Atlético win a corner.

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Last year against Atlético, Xavi played with four midfielders and Gavi as the false winger.

This season, when they've played like that, it's been Pedri who has taken up a position on the wing.

Tonight, it's a 4-3-3 in defence and a 3-4-3 in attack with Pedri inside and Balde wide on the left.

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Koundé gets forward on the right for Barca. Carrasco does well to block the Frenchman's cross.

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Barça are without Jordi Alba and Robert Lewandowski tonight as both players are serving suspensions.

​​​​​​​Alba was sent off in last weekend’s draw with Espanyol, while Lewandowski was dismissed against Osasuna in early November - and now finally begins his three-game ban.

Ansu Fati is leading the line for Xavi.

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Gimenez flies out to block Ansu Fati's effort from 12 yards. That's twice that Fati has found himself in a central position, but on both occasions the Atlético defence have reacted and blocked.  

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Christensen is 30 yards out, in acres of space, and decides to have a go. He strikes it well but Oblak gets down to his left to save it. 0-0

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Barrios impressed for Atlético in the club's recent games against Elche and Real Oviedo and has been thrown in for the big one tonight. Simeone clearly believes in him.

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BARRIOS!

The 19-year-old shoots from outside the area but it's straight at Ter Stegen.

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Ansu Fati shoots from inside the box in what is Barcelona's first chance. Stefan Savic goes to ground and it's blocked by the defender.

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Atlético are in their home kit, while Barcelona are wearing their gold strip.

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Barcelona will switch between a 3-4-3 and a 4-3-3.

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Atlético have set up in a 5-3-2 formation. Barcelona will move between a 4-3-3 and a 3-4-3 in attack.

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Atlético have set up in a 5-3-2 formation.

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Well, what a game we have on our hands here.

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Barcelona get us underway!

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Tonight is Atlético's first home game of the new year. 

They currently sit fifth in LaLiga.

Tonight's opponents Barcelona are joint-top of the standings with Real Madrid on 38 points. 

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It's a packed Metropolitano despite the adverse weather conditions in the capital.

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The players are in the tunnel at the Metropolitano. Kickoff is just minutes away!

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Griezmann on fire

He's been at his very best recently and will be hoping to continue his fine run against his former club tonight.

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Griezmann: “I feel free and in a good mindset for my best football”

“With my haircuts, you can see if I’m really happy or not,” says Antoine Griezmann with a smile, sitting in the chair with bright pink hair, hours before the game against Barcelona at the Metropolitano. 

“We have to be a team that is organised defensively and offensively, that stays together and shows intensity as we have been doing in recent games. We will enjoy the game, because it will be very good”.

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15 minutes away!

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Ansu Fati: focal point in Barcelona attack

With Robert Lewandowski unavailable to Barça boss Xavi Hernández, Ansu Fati will deputise at No. 9.

The young Spain international led the line as a substitute in the Blaugrana’s Copa del Rey tie against Intercity in midweek, his extra-time goal earning a 4-3 win.

Ousmane Dembélé also makes his first league start since the World Cup.

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Sunday night football

Kickoff is less than 30 minutes away on what is a cold, wet January night in Madrid. It's definitely one for the hats, scarves and gloves.

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Barcelona all set

Araújo is in the building, mate in hand.

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Can Barcelona take advantage of Real Madrid slip-up?

After title rivals Real Madrid suffered defeat earlier this weekend, Barcelona can go three points clear at the top of LaLiga in their heavyweight clash with Atlético Madrid.

Goals by Yéremi Pino and Gerard Moreno earned Villarreal a 2-1 win over Madrid on Saturday, handing Barça the opportunity to open up a lead at the Cívitas Metrpolitano, in their last game before heading to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup.

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Barcelona's formation vs Atlético

Last year against Atlético, Xavi played with four midfielders and Gavi as the false winger.

This season, when they've played like that, it's been Pedri who has taken up a position on the wing.

Tonight, it looks like it could be a 4-3-3 in defence and a 3-4-3 in attack with Pedri on the inside and Balde wide.

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Atlético's Copa del Rey win

In Atlético’s last game, they recorded a 2-0 win against Real Oviedo in the Copa del Rey. 

Marcos Llorente scored the opener before Pablo Barrios doubled Atleti's lead to help Simeone's side advance to the last of the competition where they will play Levante.

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Atlético's XI

Here you have it!

Pablo Barrios starts in midfield for Atlético after impressing in his last two matches for the club. He is still just 19.

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Atlético team news on the way

We'll have the Atlético XI in for you as soon as we get it!

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Barcelona XI

The Barcelona team is in early tonight. Xavi has not fielded any strikers so it remains to be seen how he will set his side up as the attacking threat will come from Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé.

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Rainy January

You thought Spain was sun only, didn't you?

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Villarreal vs Real Madrid, summary: Gerard Moreno penalty, goals, stats & highlights | LaLiga Santander 2022-23

Real Madrid dropped points against Villarreal on Saturdayso now Barcelona have the chance to go three points clear at the top of the table. 

Here you can read how all the action unfolded as former Barcelona manager Quique Setién did his old side a favour in Castellón.

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Barcelona possible starting line-up vs Atlético Madrid in LaLiga week 16

Barça will be without Jordi Alba and Robert Lewandowski in Madrid, with both players serving suspensions.

​​​​​​​Alba was sent off in last weekend’s draw with Espanyol, while Lewandowski was dismissed against Osasuna in early November - and now finally begins his three-game ban.

Barça had managed to have the Pole’s punishment put on hold after lodging an appeal against its length, allowing him to play in the Catalan derby. However, Spain’s Administrative Court for Sport (TAD) has since confirmed the striker’s suspension.

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Atlético Madrid possible starting lineup vs Barcelona in LaLiga week 16

Sergio Reguilón and Mario Hermoso are the only names that Simeone won’t be able to squeeze onto his team sheet on Sunday, but apart from the pair of defenders he has a full squad available. 

Reinildo should come in to replace the injured Reguilón, while Stefan Savic trained during the week, meaning his inclusion is also likely in the back line.

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Barcelona in town

It's absolutely freezing in Madrid as Barcelona prepare to face Diego Simeone's side. It's never easy travelling to take on Atlético but especially not in these conditions.

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Atlético welcome Barcelona to the capital

Tonight will be Atlético's first home game of the new year. They currently sit fifth in LaLiga. Tonight's opponents Barcelona are joint-top of the standings with Real Madrid on 38 points. 

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Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona: welcome along!

Hello and a very warm welcome to our LaLiga coverage on this cold January Sunday in Madrid.

Today's match is a mouthwatering one between Atlético Madrid and Barcelona.

​​​​​​​My name is Kieran and I'll be with you over the new few hours as Simeone goes head-to-head with Xavi.

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