In a La Liga fixture, Barcelona couldn’t challenge Atletico Madrid, home at Camp Nou, and their match ended 0-0. Runners-up Real Madrid inch closer to the La Liga title by seeing Barcelona and Atletico Madrid play a goalless draw.
Zinedine Zidane’s side have only their last four games yet to play. But four wins from these four games will now be enough for Real to retain their La Liga crown.
Meanwhile, Barcelona remain in third place and Atletico’s grip on their title as league leaders loosens.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid Play a Goalless Draw
The encounter promised to be electrifying, but in actually, it was quite a drab affair.
Both teams only “studied” each other for a long time and did not take excessive attacking risks in the offensive.
Despite this, the visitors had a noticeable advantage and were closer to the lead before the break.
Lionel Messi had the best opportunity to score when the Argentine struck from a free kick in the 66th minute.
However, the ball was knocked away with by Jan Oblak but not without difficulty.
The Catalan captain had another opportunity to seize the lead for Barca in the 90th minute. But this time around, the ball missed the visitors’ post by centimeters.
In the 70th minute, the Catalans had the lead for seconds. Ronald Araujo aimed the ball into the net with a header. however, but the referee signaled a busted position.
In the end, this boring game did not produce a winner. Be that as it may, if fans wish to see the two Spanish top-four teams battle it out, click here!