FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid: post-match details

All contents about Spanish League match at Camp Nou

– FC Barcelona’s standout players against Atlético Madrid: Messi, Adriano and Busquets [READ MORE]

Messi isn’t the only one breaking records in 2012. FC Barcelona managed to break the 170-goal mark that was set last season. In fact, Tito Vilanova’s men have netted 172 times this year: 118 were scored in La Liga, 26 in the Champions League, 24 in the Cup and 4 in the Super Cup. Here’s an overview of Barça’s standout players against Atlético Madrid.

– Gerard Piqué: “Only we can lose La Liga” [READ MORE]

After FC Barcelona victory over Atlético Madrid this Sunday, Gerard Piqué was interviewed on Barça TV’s El Marcador. He declared that “only we can lose La Liga,” and “we can allow ourselves the luxury of losing points, but we cannot allow ourselves to fall into a bad run of form.” Piqué added that the Liga is far from over.

– Vilanova: “We’ve won a lot of points, but it hasn’t been easy” [READ MORE]

Barça thrashed their immediate pursuer in La Liga, Atlético Madrid, and are now nine points clear at the top of the table.In addition, Real Madrid are 13 points adrift of the league leaders. However, Tito Vilanova made sure to downplay Barça’s advantage in the post-match press conference: “We’ve won a lot of points, but it hasn’t been easy. We’ve had to battle back to win games and perhaps we won’t be able to do that in the future. La Liga is not easy, and it certainly isn’t boring.”

– Busquets: “The title race is far from over” [READ MORE]

Sergio Busquets scored the go-ahead goal against Atlético Madrid, his first of the season, after Falcao gave the visiting side the lead in the first half. The midfielder explained that after he received the rebound in the area that “I knew that the defender and the keeper would go to the ground, that’s why I waited to shoot.”

– Gerard Piqué, 200 official matches with the first team [READ MORE]

This Sunday’s match against Atlético Madrid was Gerard Piqué’s 200th official match in the Blaugrana strip. Piqué, who celebrated his first century for FC Barcelona on September 22 of 2010 (Barça-Sporting), played his 200th official match for Barça with a goal tally of 14 goals for the Blaugrana. His 200 games for Barça are divvied up in the following competitions: 120 in La Liga, 46 in the Champions League, 23 in the Cup, 7 in the Spanish Super Cup, 3 in the Club World Cup, and 1 in the European Super Cup.

– Tribute to Deco, Sylvinho and Keita