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Xavi Delighted With Barcelona’s ‘Perfect’ Win Over Atletico Madrid



Barcelona supervisor Xavi has lauded his squad for delivering a “good” efficiency of their emphatic 3-0 victory over Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid on Sunday (March 17). He claimed that it was Barca’s most full efficiency of the 2023-24 season.

Barcelona Outclassed Atletico Madrid In Extremely-Anticipated La Liga Conflict

La Liga holders Barcelona traveled to the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday evening (March 17) for his or her Matchday 29 appointment. It was a nervy starting for either side, however Barca ultimately took management of the sport and got here away with the win.

Joao Felix, at present taking part in on mortgage from Atletico, opened the scoring within the thirty eighth minute, sliding Robert Lewandowski’s by way of ball beneath the diving Jan Oblak. A few minutes into the second 45, Lewandowski added a objective to his earlier help, exhibiting very good composure to step away from Reinildo and apply a thumping end. The Polish striker capped off his evening by including one other help to his identify, organising Fermin Lopez’s header with a superb cross into the field.

Xavi Delighted With ‘Excellent’ Win At Atletico

Talking to the press after the sport, Xavi couldn’t conceal how giddy he was along with his staff’s efficiency. The Spaniard, who will step down from his submit as supervisor on the finish of the season, claimed the show was much like the one his staff produced within the 3-1 victory over Napoli within the UEFA Champions League Spherical-of-16 second leg.

When requested if it was Barca’s most full efficiency of the season, Xavi stated:

Sure, positively. We had been sensible in lots of levels of the match. We knew easy methods to assault, the match was much like the one towards Napoli.

They pressed our centre-backs and we needed to discover area in behind, particularly within the second half with Koke. We understood it effectively.

He continued:

I believe this was the proper match that confirmed our strategy, our taking part in philosophy. We’re very glad, every thing went good and based on plan.

This can be a spectacular win, three golden factors. That is the Barça that we wish to see. As a supervisor, I’m very glad at this time.”

With the win, Barcelona leap-frogged Girona into second place within the La Liga standings. They’re now sitting eight factors behind runaway leaders Actual Madrid.