Lionel Messi’s 87th-minute goal has momentarily fired Barcelona to the top of La Liga as the Catalan giants secured a nervy 2-1 win over stubborn Atletico Madrid, as Rafinha and Diego Godin also scored in the clash at the Vicente Calderón.
The home side neglected to benefit as much from their openings and Barca developed into proceedings, debilitating Atletico with a couple fine opportunities of their own towards the finish of the half.
Diego Godin had apparently rescued Atletico a draw 20 minutes from the end, but tireless Messi broke the hosts’ hearts with a late strike to make Diego Simeone’s men mourn their missed chances and put Barca top of the table
Barcelona now lead Real Madrid and Sevilla by two points. Madrid, though, has two games in hand on their title rivals, the first of which comes later on Sunday at Villarreal.
Barca’s three points secured in a standout amongst the most troublesome home grounds in Spanish football has taken Barcelona’s count to 54 points, two more than Real Madrid.
Bundesliga1 day ago
Christian Pulisic Poses In Chelsea Shirt After Completing £58m Move
Africa6 days ago
AFCON 2019: Mikel Obi Will Lead & Inspire Super Eagle’s Young Guns – Gernot Rohr
News6 days ago
Qatar Brings $575-Million Al Wakrah’ Stadium To Life
Europe1 day ago
Messi Is The Number One In Everything And He Deserves The Ballon D’or – Mbappe
Europe6 days ago
Ter Stegen A Major Doubt For Copa del Rey Final
Europe3 days ago
Lionel Messi Sixth Pichichi Award Equals Telmo Zarra Record
Europe7 hours ago
Meet The 24 Teams For 2019 Female World Cup In France