While it was the players on the pitch that won the game, it was El Cholo whose decisions swung the match in Atletico’s favour.

He brought on Koke at half time and the club captain put his side in front shortly before returning to the substitutes’ bench injured.

Marcos Llorente grew into his role as his replacement while another substitute, Vitolo, ended up winning the penalty that brought about the equaliser.

In goal, Oblak kept Los Rojiblancos in the game, producing a total of 13 saves to deny Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez among others.

Correa’s heart and Morata’s hunger

Correa has something that makes him different. He’s a fighter and has been his whole life, since he underwent heart surgery upon joining Atletico.

The Argentine set up Koke for the opener before finding the net himself to put Atletico back in front in the latter stages.

Morata’s goal came in between the two as he calmly slotted home from the penalty spot after Vitolo had been brought down by Neto.

It was Morata himself who’d played the ball into Vitolo which drew the Barcelona goalkeeper out to dive at the forward’s feet.

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