Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández has explained that his team defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in Sunday’s La Liga tie because his players had control of the game.
Xavi watched as Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid at the Metropolitano Stadium, thanks to Ousmane Dembele’s first-half goal.
The win over Atletico Madrid means Barcelona are now three points clear at the top of the table ahead of second position Real Madrid.
The contest between Atletico and Barca was a typically scrappy encounter as Stefan Savic, and Ferran Torres were both sent off for an off-the-ball tussle.
“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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