Atletico Madrid suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Barcelona, even though Los Colchones and Saul Niguez felt like they deserved more.
Saul, in particular, played at the left-back, an unusual position for Atletico’s midfielder.
However, he did his job well, just like the rest of the home side. Still, there is one thing you cannot control – Lionel Messi.
The Argentinian took down Atletico about 24 hours before he will probably receive the Ballon d’Or.
Saul was in awe of Leo’s greatness.
“We are frustrated with the defeat, because we played well and created scoring opportunities, but when Messi is on the pitch, he can do it, he can solve the game very easily. He is just the best,” he said, as quoted by A Bola.
Barca regained the top of the table over Real Madrid once again.
As for Atletico, they’re still close to the top, but the performances have to get better from Simeone’s men.