Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: La Liga Live Score, Highlights and Recap
Newly crowned La Liga champions Barcelona came from behind to win 2-1 against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
After a first half which was pedestrian, Radamel Falcao put the home side into the lead after the break.
Barca were then dealt a further blow when, having made all their substitutions, Lionel Messi was forced to leave the pitch injured -- although it looked more precautionary than anything.
Despite that, Tito Vilanova's league winners equalized almost immediately.
Good play from Cesc Fabregas saw Alexis Sanchez toe poke past Thibaut Courtois.
And then, from nowhere Barca went on to win it.
Cristian Tello's pull back found David Villa, and his scuffed shot was heading wide before Gabi helped it into his own goal.
La Liga: Vicente Calderon, Madrid (1300 ET, 1900 CET)
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona (Falcao - Alexis, Gabi OG)
Atletico Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Deigo Godin, Emiliano Insua; Tiago Mendes, Gabi, Koke, Arda Turan (Cristian Rodriguez); Adrian (Oliver Torres), Radamel Falcao (Diego Costa)
Subs: Sergio Asenjo; Cata Diaz, Filipe Luis, Raul García
Barcelona: Jose Pinto; Dani Alves (Marc Bartra), Gerard Pique, Adriano (David Villa), Jordi Alba; Alex Song (Sergio Busquets), Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas; Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Cristian Tello
Subs: Oier Olazabal; Javier Mascherano, Thiago Alcantara, Pedro Rodriguez
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona
The free kick comes to nothing and that is that, it's all over in the Spanish capital.
90 -- Courtois up for a corner!
It comes to nothing though, but Barca can't capitalize on the empty net as they look to break. Atleti win a free kick and there will be one final chance...
90 -- Three minutes of added time
86 -- Save from Pinto!
Atleti force a corner, Jose Pinto saving well from Diego Costa's effort which was struck on the bounce, into the ground. Costa fouls Pinto from the resulting set piece.
83 -- Chance for Insua
The former Liverpool left-back snatches at a bouncing ball just inside the area, and Barca will be relieved to see it fly over the bar.
80 -- Horrible goal for Atleti to concede
Following a spell of sustained pressure from Atleti, Barca break and take the lead. Tello cuts the ball back to Villa, he scuffs a shot which is heading wide, only for Gabi to stick a knee out and turn it into his own net. He had no need to do so.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOL DE BARCA
78 -- Atleti pressure
A Koke free kick causes problems in the Barcelona area, and has led to a spell of Atlei possession which continues in Barca's defensive third.
76 -- Atleti make their final change
Here comes highly rated youngster Oliver Torres, off goes Adrian.
73 -- The 10 men of Barca are level
If the build up play, which involved Cesc, was pretty, then the finish was anything but. Alexis Sanchez toe-pokes past Courtois from 12 yards and Barca are level.
GOOOOOOOOOOOL DE BARCA!
71 -- No more information on Messi
He's headed straight down the tunnel, where he'll presumably receive treatment. It didn't seem to problematic, and hopefully he just withdrew himself as a precaution.
70 -- Barcelona free kick
Probabaly better suited to a left footer, David Villa shoots over the bar from a free kick just outside the Atleti area.
68 -- Messi won't finish the game!
Lionel Messi departs to the bench, but Barca have used all their substitutes so will finish with 10 men. In the meantime, Atleti make their second change; Diego Costa replaces Radamel Falcao.
64 -- Atletico Madrid substitution
Cristian Rodriguez replaces Arda Turan, who points to the Atleti badge on his shirt as he is withdrawn.
63 -- Koke goes close
Falcao cuts the ball back for Arda Turan who is let down by his first touch. Falcao then wins the ball back for Koke, who whips the ball over from 18 yards.
62 -- Wonderful opportunity for Alexis
Messi dribbles at the heart of Atleti, again, before sliding the ball to his right, where Alexis stubs an effort weakly wide.
60 -- Barcelona substitutions
Sergio Busquets replaces Alex Song and Adriano is taken off for David Villa.
Busi and Villa warming up. Barca can't respond to winning the league like this— Tre Atkinson (@TreAtkinson) May 12, 2013
54 -- Free kick to Barcelona
Lionel Messi fires straight into the wall, then floats the ball into the box on the rebound for Fabregas to head into Courtois' arms.
52 -- Atletico take the lead
Radamel Falcao slides home, one on one, from close range following some sloppy defending from Barcelona as Atleti broke.
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