Barcelona beats Atlético 1-0 despite Lewandowski’s absence
MADRID (AP) — Playing without Robert Lewandowski wasn’t so bad for Barcelona after all. Barcelona overcame the absence of its top striker to win 1-0 at Atlético Madrid and open a three-point lead over rival Real Madrid in the Spanish league. Madrid had lost 2-1 at Villarreal on Saturday for its second league loss of the season. Atlético dropped to fifth place. Barcelona was without Lewandowski because the Poland striker began serving a three-game suspension from before the World Cup. Ousmane Dembélé scored the winner for Barcelona in the first half.
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