Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona faced each other in the Metropolitan Wanda to decide the leadership of the Santander League. In a game that aroused a lot of morbidity due to the inconsistencies that both teams have, Atletico always strong at home and Messi always providing the magic to break any defensive scheme.
The match started with a lot of tension and an electrifying atmosphere, both teams took good care of each other, did not go out to win, only to not lose, it was a chess match in the Wanda engram, the 20 players in 20 meters, all a horror for the eyes.
It was not until the 76th minute that the parity broke, with a header from Diego Costa after a corner, that would wake up all those who fell asleep for the boring game including Valverde, who 3 minutes after the goal would enter the bad behavior of their ranks, Ousmane Dembélé. 10 minutes needed the French in the field to take the lead from the Cholo, with an excellent definition against Oblak, the mosquito took all the time in the world inside the area to make the final 1-1.
Nothing less than 10 points has added the blue and red team with the direct intervention of Dembélé. In addition, we must remember that in August he decided the Spanish Supercup with a whiplash from the front of the area. Ousmane is a lottery without midpoints, or he decides the match or disappears in the middle of the game.
With the tie between Barcelona and Atlético, the league could have a new leader if Sevilla beat Valladolid at home, would be above the Cúles by a point, leaving the table with 26 for Sevilla, 25 for the Barcelona and 24 for Atlético de Madrid. The closest Santander league that has been seen in years.