Barcelona and Atlético Madrid provided the spectacle in the first half of their mutual game in La Liga. After 45 minutes, the score was 1-1. Thanks to the VAR.
The home team took a 1-0 lead early on. Not thanks to Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez, but through an own goal from Diego Costa.
The very first time that the Spanish striker worked the ball against his own nets. But minutes later, Atlético received a penalty. Yannick Carrasco walked off Gerard Piqué and was grounded by Arturo Vidal.
Diego Costa wanted to correct his mistake at all costs. He sat behind the eleven-meter but missed by a great save from Marc-André Ter Stegen. Party in the empty Camp Nou… until the VAR intervened. The German goalkeeper would have come off the line too early. Yellow card for Ter Stegen and new penalty for Atlético. Costa left the honor to Saul Niguez and he did not miss: 1-1.