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Spain: Barca boss Valverde praises Messi's 'extraordinary goal' after win over Atletico

Spain, Madrid
December 02, 2019 at 05:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised team captain Lionel Messi at a press conference in Madrid after his team beat Atletico Madrid 1-0, maintaining their spot at the top of La Liga in the process.

Valverde said that while his team "struggled to get to play at the start," victory was ensured after "Messi scored an extraordinary goal and we were able to win."

Diego Simeone, the Atletico Madrid manager, explained how the game fell apart for his team, saying "It got more and more closer to a game they would want, a game that was broken up a little bit more."

"When that happens that leaves Suarez and Messi loose, and that creates dangerous situations, and they miss very few times," Simeone added.

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised team captain Lionel Messi at a press conference in Madrid after his team beat Atletico Madrid 1-0, maintaining their spot at the top of La Liga in the process.

Valverde said that while his team "struggled to get to play at the start," victory was ensured after "Messi scored an extraordinary goal and we were able to win."

Diego Simeone, the Atletico Madrid manager, explained how the game fell apart for his team, saying "It got more and more closer to a game they would want, a game that was broken up a little bit more."

"When that happens that leaves Suarez and Messi loose, and that creates dangerous situations, and they miss very few times," Simeone added.

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