FC Barcelona take a step out of the earnings crisis and move closer to the top of the Spanish football league table. German goalkeeper ter Stegen, who not only holds the zero but also prepares a goal, plays a big part in that. Real Madrid may lose first place.
FC Barcelona have celebrated their second victory in five days without six-time World Player Lionel Messi. The Spanish football champions also took a step out of the earnings crisis thanks to DFB national goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen. The Catalans, who face Inter Milan on Wednesday in the Champions League group Borussia Dortmund, won 2-0 at Getafe FC on Saturday and climbed to fourth place with 13 points.
After winning the ball outside of his penalty area, Ter Stegen scored the only goal of the game after 41 minutes by Luis Suárez with a pinpoint 40-meter pass , Junior Firpo (49th) put down the second goal. Clement Lenglet saw a yellow card in the final phase (82 '). Barcelona started the season weakly with two defeats in their first six games. In addition to Messi, who is suffering from an adductor strain, Valverde had to renounce the fourth win of the season on the former Dortmund offensive player Ousmane Dembele. The French international is suffering from muscular problems in his left leg.
Real Madrid defended Toni Kroos in the starting line-up earlier this season by beating Atlético Madrid 0-0 in the city derby, but losing two in total Points ahead of Barcelona. In the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico had keeper Jan Oblak to thank. The Slovene prevented with world-class parades against Toni Kroos (40) and Karim Benzema (75) a defeat of the hosts bound for long stretches on the defensive.
First pursuer of the leader Real Madrid is, even before the Third Atlético , Promoted FC Granada by a 1-0 against CD Leganés. However, Real Sociedad San Sebastian's squad may still be crowded out of top positions at Sevilla FC on the seventh day of the season.