Why we beat Atletico Madrid – Barcelona coach, Xavi
The reason Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in their La Liga match on Sunday was due to his players' control of the game, according to coach Xavi Hernández.
Atletico Madrid was defeated by Barcelona at the Metropolitano Stadium thanks to a goal from Ousmane Dembele in the first half.
With the victory over Atletico Madrid, Barcelona has a three-point lead over Real Madrid for first place in the standings.
Stefan Savic and Ferran Torres were both dismissed from the game between Atletico and Barcelona for fighting off the ball, which was typical of scrappy games.
“The first half hour convinced me we had the game under control." "These are three golden points,” Xavi said, as per DAZN, after the game.
“They have squeezed us, and we have suffered, to keep a clean sheet." "Today, without playing so well, we got three points,” he added.
Barcelona’s next fixture is a Spanish Supercopa clash against Real Betis in Riyadh on January 12.
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