It looked as though both sides were about to go into the half-time with points, but Carrasco was able to capitalize on the German’s mistake to give Los Rojiblancos a 1-0 lead that they would hold on to.
There was a moment of panic for Barca
Barcelona lost 1-0 away to Atletico de Madrid on Saturday night when Marc-André ter Stegen made a rare mistake that allowed Yannick Carrasco to score and Ronald Koeman expressed his disappointment after that. It looked as though both sides were about to go into the half-time with points, but Carrasco was able to capitalize on the German’s mistake to give Los Rojiblancos a 1-0 lead that they would hold on to. “We played well in the first half, but a team like Barcelona cannot concede a goal in the 47th minute as we do,” Koeman stated in his post-match interview. There was a moment of panic for Barcelona as Gerard Pique came out injured around the hour mark and Koeman fears that his centre-back and Sergi Roberto’s injuries could be severe.
Los Cules had two obvious chances to score
“I am worried like any coach,” he said. “There are a lot of injuries these days because of the schedule that we have. I will wait until tomorrow to see how Pique and Sergi Roberto are doing; I do not know if they will be out for a short time and I haven’t spoken to the doctor yet. When he put pressure on the performance of Barcelona, the Dutchman complained about two chances that his players missed. “The players are doing well, but we want the best results,” Koeman said. “We did our best. Then we had two obvious chances to equalize. It’s always tough, and we know that Atlético are very good at defending. The goal we missed was our fault; it is not good, and it can’t happen.”
“Barcelona have picked up only 11 points out of a possible 24, which Koeman does not take well. “Like any coach, I have a responsibility,” he admitted. “We know we need to improve the results and we need to trust the players that I have. We need to improve offensively and defensively and we know to go on a run of winning matches.”