Barça beats Atletico thanks to Messi goal

January 22, 2015

In a match that saw Barcelona and Atletico fighting with all their might, it was Messi who scored off the rebound after a penalty just seven minutes from the end.

While Barça dominated possession, they were unable to break through the Atletico defence and when the visitors created chances, they also failed to get through. However, the deciding point came towards the end of the match when a free kick by Messi resulted in Busquets being bought down in the area and a penalty awarded to the Catalans and go into next week’s match with a slight advantage.

1-0 Messi (min 83)

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