The greatest footballers appear in the big matches. And Barcelona has an incredible line of strikers. Messi as a leader showed once again that everything gets easier when he touches the ball. The Argentinian was the star of a very good first half from the visitors. And it was Luis Suárez who scored the opener with maybe his best goal with Barcelona.
Messi is almost impossible to follow and Suarez's goal broke Atletico's plans. The Argetinian closed the first half party with his 26th goal in 31 matches against Atletico Madrid.
Neymar was also very good in the first half, however, in the begining of the second he saw a yellow card and will miss the second leg.
Simeone changed the shape of his team in the second half and Atletico became very dangerous. Griezmann scored. 1-2. And it could have been another but Cillessen denied the french striker's effort.
Messi was even great in defence. Barcelona did some steps back and defended the scoreline. A very good one.
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