The German came racing out of his goal to attempt to shutdown a counter-attack, with Yannick Carrasco capitalising.
Atletico Madrid penalized a mistake by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to liquidate a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night.
The German had a rush of blood in first-half stoppage time when he raced up field to attempt to shutdown a counter-attack, only to be left red-faced as Yannick Carrasco took the ball around him and knocked it into the empty net.
Barcelona might not find their way back into the match, leaving coach Ronald Koeman as soon as again dealing with more concerns over the instructions of his side.
Carrasco offers Atleti the lead just prior to half time! ⚪
Marc-Andre ter Stegen comes a LONG way out of his goal and it ends in catastrophe for Barca! pic.twitter.com/JcDvDCcAQ0
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) November 21, 2020
Antoine Griezmann had actually nearly provided Barcelona an early lead against his old club, however fired over from a cross by Ousmane Dembele
Atletico then almost entered front as Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen produced a great response stop to conserve Saul Niguez‘s first- time strike.
The hosts were rejected by the frame of the goal on 12 minutes after Marcos Llorente was played in and his shot came back off the crossbar.
⏱ 12’|#AtletiBarça 0 -0
⚠ @marcosllorente strikes the crossbar! ⚠
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 21, 2020
Following such an electrical start, the pace of the match dropped as half- time approached, only for the game to come to life once again in stoppage time.
Ter Stegen came racing out of his goal to attempt to shutdown an Atletico counter-attack from a long pass upfield, and Carrasco took the ball around the stranded Barcelona keeper prior to knocking it into an empty net from 25 yards.
Barcelona regrouped during the period and nearly got back on level terms soon after the reboot when Clement Lenglet headed directly at Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak
IN: @Phil_Coutinho (WELCOME BACK, PHIL!) OUT: @Pedri pic.twitter.com/kCinRqAgw7
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 21, 2020
As the hour mark approached, coach Ronald Koeman made a modification as Philippe Coutinho changed Pedri
Oblak was once again in the right place to conserve Lenglet’s down header from a cross by Lionel Messi prior to Barcelona were dealt an injury blow to Gerard Pique
The defender was required off following a tangle with Angel Correa as they fell during a deal with, changed by Sergino Dest
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique (left) was required off hurt following an uncomfortable fall (Bernat Armangue/AP)
Atletico made a tactical modification with 15 minutes left when Llorente was substitute for Diego Costa, the striker fit once again following his own injury lay-off.
Barca coach Koeman sent out on Portuguese winger for the closing phases, changing Griezmann, however there was to be no late drama.
Atletico, who are now 24 games unbeaten, move level on 20 points with leaders Real Sociedad, while Barcelona are down in 10th place.