Barcelona vs Atletico: Lewandowski shines, Joao seeks revenge

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Barcelona vs Atletico: Lewandowski shines, Joao seeks revenge

The Poland international scored one and provided two assists as Xavi's side ran out comfortable winners in the capital

After struggling through large swathes of this campaign, Cheap Lewandowski Soccer Jersey has come alive of late. And he showed up once again for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, as he had a hand in all three goals as the Blaugrana saw off Diego Simeone's side, 3-0.

The Polish striker scored one, and assisted two - including yet another goal for Joao Felix against his parent club - to help Barca hold onto second place in La Liga.

Cheap Felix Soccer Jersey broke the deadlock in the first half, as he found the bottom corner to cap off a flowing Barca move and showed little hesitation in celebrating in front of the Atleti fans. Barca, though, would have to do without their manager for much of the rest of the night, as Xavi was sent-off moments later after vehemently arguing with the fourth official.

That didn't seem to affect the visitors, however, and Lewandowski made it two after the break, a fine swivel and ping off the post doubling the visitors' advantage. The Polish striker set up the third, too, as his angled cross was eagerly met by Cheap Fermin Lopez Soccer Jersey to put the game beyond Atletico's reach. The home side still threatened, but Cheap Marc-Andre Soccer Jersey Ter Stegen made a series of diving stops to ensure that the lead - and his clean sheet - stayed intact before Nahuel Molina was sent-off in stoppage-time.

Barca remain eight points behind leaders Real Madrid and won't win La Liga this season, but performances have improved since Xavi announced his intent to leave in June, and perhaps that's enough to give this beleaguered side some hope going forward.

GOAL rates Barcelona's players from the Metropolitano...

Goalkeeper Defence

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (8/10):

Made a series of impressive stops to keep Barca ahead. Will take the clean sheet.

Jules Kounde (7/10):

Tasked with keeping Lino quiet in the first half - and mostly succeeded. A bit awkward when he had the ball, but made the defensive stuff look easy.

Ronald Araujo (7/10):

Immense in the air as he battled with a rotating cast of Atleti strikers. A shaky moment or two, but otherwise a solid performance at the back.

Pau Cubarsi (8/10):

Yet another impressive showing from the teenager. Morata gave him the occasional problem, but he kept his head, and caught the eye with some of his distribution from deep.

Hector Fort (7/10):

A rare look for the latest La Masia prodigy. Won his duels and looked calm in possession. Another impressive Blaugrana youngster has emerged.

The editor thinks that Robert Lewandowski is very active recently He was involved in all three goals against Atletico Madrid as Barcelona beat Diego Simeone's side 3-0 to retain second place in La Liga. Felix broke the deadlock in the first half, ending Barca's flowing movement. Even if Barcelona leaves the coach, it will not affect Lewandowski who will double the visiting team's advantage after the break. But Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a series of diving saves to keep Barcelona still eight points behind leaders Real Madrid and unable to win La Liga this season, but have been on the back foot since Xavi announced his intention to leave in June. Performance has improved, and perhaps that's enough to give this struggling team some hope.

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