Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was disappointed to see his team not score many goals in the Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.
The Catalan club registered a 2-1 victory against their Spanish opponents, but the margin of victory could have been more had Barcelona taken advantage of being a man up for the last 30 minutes. The club conceded an early goal to Fernando Torres, who was then sent off for a second bookable offence. This gave the impetus for Barcelona to go on and win the match. Luis Suarez once again continued his impressive form by scoring twice.
Atletico will feel confident about getting a result in the return leg at the Vicente Calderon because they have secured a crucial away goal. For this reason, Enrique will see that a third goal would have given Barcelona some comfort going into the second leg. Still, many clubs would like to be in the position as the Catalan giants and this certainly applies for Real Madrid. Madrid suffered a 2-0 loss against Wolfsburg in their first leg of the Champions League game. For Barcelona, it was about recovering quickly from the El Clasico lost during the weekend and they achieved it in some style.
Atletico, though, had complaints about Barcelona players not being booked by referee for clear fouls.”I saw an even game in the first half, in which we were a bit imprecise. We struggled to solve a few situations in which we normally would. Atletico were good, I liked it. The game evidently changed with the expulsion. They knew a 1-0 result was good, and we had to go for everything in the second half. It’s a shame we did not score more goals,” said Enrique. “Everyone from Barca saw clearly that they were two yellow cards, and all of Atletico haven’t. It’s typical and normal in this case,” said Atletico defender Filipe Luis.