Lionel Messi blames Barcelona for “childish mistake” as Barcelona slammed out of the Supercopa because of Atletico Madrid.
In the main regularly playing of the new-look rivalry in Saudi Arabia, Barca went behind to an objective from Koke seconds after the game restarted after half time.
The Catalans revitalized, with Messi and Antoine Griezmann – scoring his first objective against his previous managers – reversing the situation and Barca additionally observing two objectives denied through VAR.
Alvaro Morata then reestablished equality to 2-2 from the punishment spot, and Atleti were unfortunate not to get another spot-kick in a wild eyed finale before Angel Correa scored the conclusive objective a short ways from the end.
Atletico proceed to confront Madrid matches Real in the last on Sunday while Barca get ready for an early flight home, to the obvious dismay of their skipper.