Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona – Messi seals the victory for Barcelona
Lionel Messi scored a late goal for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid.Final score Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona.
Lionel Messi once again showed his magical influence on Barca as he saved Barcelona from a draw with a magical goal.The goals were scored by Rafinha (64′ minutes), Messi (86′ minutes) for Barca and Godín (70′ minutes) for Atletico.
Atletico Madrid started the game strongly they were attacking the Barcelona defense from the start.The game was spiced up from the start with attacking moves from both teams.
The first chance of the game came to Atletico, but Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco couldn’t keep a cool head when Antoine Griezmann pass from inside the box finds Carasco by surprise.
Lionel Messi had a golden chance to score the opener for Barcelona but his shot from 18 yards out was deflected away by the post at the 9th minute of the game.
Antoine Griezmann had two bid chances to score but his shot from close range was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen pulled out a great save to deny the french star.
The game was getting energetic as both teams were working hard to score the opener, Messi takes charge of the free-kick at the 40th minute and shoots at top-left corner but a stunning one-handed stop from the Slovenian goalkeeper kept it 0-0 for Atletico.
The first half ended and the score was level as both teams were not able to find the back of the net, there were few genuine chances for both teams but the goalkeepers were in top form to keep it nil-nil.
Barcelona started the second half strongly, they had a brilliant chance to score in the 50th minute but Luis Suarez’s shot was wide and he wasted a great chance to score.
The first goal of the game came at the 65th minute for Barcelona, Rafinha scored a great goal to put Barcelona ahead on scorecards.
Atletico soon responded with a goal in the 70th minute, Diego Godin scored the equalizer for Atletico as he scored a header from Koke free-kick delivery.Koke has now recorded his 50th assists in La Liga.
After the goals, the game got more intense as Lionel Messi and Gabi was booked by the referee.Both the teams were trying their best to score the winner and Barca had better possession of the ball.
Lionel Messi scored the winner for Barcelona in the 58th minute to secure three points for Barcelona.He scored a great goal after a nice peace of passing game between Messi, Suarez and Samuel Umtiti.
With the win, Luis Enrique’s side moves to the top of La Liga with 54 points while Atletico Madrid is now at the 4th place with 45 points.