Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

LaLiga: Las Palmas hold Barcelona to 1-1 draw

LaLiga: Las Palmas hold Barcelona to 1-1 draw

Sergio Busquets has turned attention to Barcelona's next fixture, forgetting the draw to Las Palmas and looking at Atletico.

Atletico and its French maestro will head to Catalonia brimming with confidence after subjecting lowly Leganes to a 4-0 demolition, with Griezmann again the star of the show. The Argentine playmaker has four goals in his last three matches. "We're in good form, we need to focus on carrying on improving as a side".

The club says it will also help organize a meeting between the first-team players and 15-year-old Anthony Borges, who was shot five times during the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. "There remains a bad taste, after not winning here when we thought we could have done". That really should have been the opening goal for Barcelona.

"We lacked motivation to make it 2-0 or win the game".

While the goals dried up in the first half of the season, Graham explains that "Costa being by his side has helped" but that also there are other contributory factors.

Simeone also expects Fernando Torres to play an important role before the end of 2017-18, when it is expected he will leave the club.

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The forward has never scored at the Nou Camp, a drought that extends to nine outings, but back-to-back hat-tricks - the second a quadruple - against Sevilla and Leganes will certainly have captured the Catalans' attention.

At first it wasn't clear why the penalty was called.

Angel Rodgriguez's 11th goal of the season opened the scoring five minutes from the break, before Eneko Boveda's own goal doubled Getafe's lead on the stroke of halftime and Jorge Molina sealed the win in the 82nd minute.

Europe is clearly Madrid's main priority for the rest of the season and it is hard to predict what sort of a side Zinedine Zidane will field against the team just two points off a place in Europe for next season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, reflecting on the use of the VAR, said: "It's too early to judge the system but it's not easy".

On the penalty incident in the 48th minute, Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta added: "I didn't see the penalty, but the referee referred to possible hands".

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