Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: La Liga Live Score, Highlights and Recap

Samuel Marsden@@samuelmarsdenFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2013

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