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Primera División: Barcelona pick up points on Real and Atlético Madrid


Hardly chances and no goals in the Madrid derby. The draw helped FC Barcelona catch up with the two sides. Also thanks to a goal preparation by goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.

The Madrid derby between Atlético and Real Madrid became an intense but low-chance affair. Only three shots on goal brought the score, the hosts only one. Consequently, the match ended in front of 62,032 spectators in Wanda Metropolitano 0: 0. Atléti continue to wait for more than four and a half years for a home win in the league against the city rivals.

Reals striker Karim Benzema had the best chance of the match in the 75th minute, but Jan Oblak in the hosts' goal was able to defuse the Frenchman's header with a strong move. Toni Kroos showed a good performance in midfield, ex-Frankfurt Luka Jovic came on as a substitute for Benzema in the 88th minute and was unable to put himself in the spotlight.

Real is the leader of the Primera División with 15 points, behind them is the surprise team from Granada and Atléti with 14 points each, one point ahead of FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad.

Real receives on Tuesday in the Champions League Bruges (18:55 clock), Atléti occurs good two hours later at Lok Moscow (21 clock, both games in the live ticker at SPIEGEL ONLINE).

FC Getafe - FC Barcelona 0: 2 (0: 1)

Champions FC Barcelona have also taken a step out of crisis thanks to goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen. The Catalans, who meet on Wednesday in the Champions League in the group of Borussia Dortmund at Inter Milan (21 clock, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE), won at Getafe 2: 0 (1: 0).

Ter Stegen gave the lead for the 41st minute through Luis Suárez with a long ball. Junior Firpo (49th) put down the second goal. Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet saw yellow-red (82 ') in the closing stages. Barcelona started the season weakly with two defeats in their first six games.

Source: spiegel

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