Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaped praise on Thomas Partey after the Ghana international’s mature midfield performance earned them a 1-1 draw at Barcelona.
Partey came on in the 73rd minute for Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco as Atleti staged a second-half comeback to snatch split points at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Ivan Rakitic gave Barcelona the lead in the 41st minute before Angel Correa leveled proceedings shortly after the hour mark.
Simeone singled out Partey for praise for his impressive output.
“He gave us power in the midfield to counter better in the last few minutes with [Fernando] Torres, [Antoine] Griezmann and Correa,” the Argentine coach said.