Atletico Madrid discarded a fine begin and an early objective lead with an undisciplined execution which permitted Barcelona to assume responsibility of the La Liga race Saturday evening in the Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored fine first half objectives to make the stage for a 2-1 Barcelona triumph against a group that completed with nine men in the highest point of-the-table confrontation.
Koke had given Atletico the lead and the guests went toe-to-toe for long extends and did not yield an objective when playing in need of help, but rather they were not able get back even without a full supplement on the field.
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Barcelona extended its unbeaten to 26 diversions with an execution that was a long way from vintage, however had the great objectives from its stars to have the effect.
Luis Enrique had minimized the significance of the match before kickoff, telling the media it was awfully right on time in the season to consider the amusement a conceivable title-decider, yet the triumph implied that his group moved three focuses clear of Atletico at the top and also taking the straight on season arrangement from their adversaries.
Barcelona are seven focuses up on third-put Real Madrid. They additionally have a match close by, against transfer debilitated Sporting Gijon.
That may not be a title-winning position on the most recent day of January, yet you can make sure that neither Atletico supervisor Diego Simeone or Real's Zinedine Zidane will have any illusions about the troublesome assignment their groups face to make up their unpaid debts.
The amusement was adjusted on the edge right from the begin, Atletico beginning quick, then Barcelona mauling its way back in spite of being given a noteworthy test to set the tone in midfield. It took two or three marvelous first half objectives to put the Catalans on the right street before the launch of Filipe Luis.
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Atletico really dealt with a few genuine assaulting weight with 10 men, yet when Diego Godin sent Suarez flying in the 67th moment furthermore was sent off, the 9-man guests were left with no genuine choices. Barcelona had control over the end stages, however never could add to its edge regardless of a lot of ownership.
Koke's tenth moment completion was letter immaculate subsequent to remarkable methodology take a shot at the privilege by Saul and Griezmann's key summary the focal point of the case. The opening objective was coming right from the begin as Atletico left the entryway at full speed and constrained Barcelona into a cautious stance.
Saul got free down the privilege, conveyed the distance to the byeline, then cut the ball back over the substance of objective. Griezmann drew a guard as he attempted to achieve the cross - maybe notwithstanding getting a slight touch - that discovered Koke in space at the upper left. Koke covered his shot the privilege of Bravo, who no opportunity to spare.
Barcelona climbed gradually into the challenge and their equalizer on the half-hour was just as beautiful,almost a duplicate of the Koke strike, just this time Messi needed to venture around sliding shields for his fine wrap up.
Javier Mascherano began it when he sent Neymar down within left channel. The Brazilian spotted Jordi Alba making room more extensive left and got this show on the road him the ball for a snappy slice back go to Messi. The Balon d'Or champ utilized his velocity and timing to make the space accessible, then initially timed the ball into the left corner with Oblak defenseless.
Suarez' proceed objective might have been far superior, the Uruguayan running down a letter-immaculate go from Dani Alves after he split shields and stayed onside. In spite of the weight of Jose Maria Gimenez, Suarez kept up ownership at pace, then pounded the ball through Oblak's legs to put the Blaugrana on top.
The fight, which had highlighted some hard handles and no quarter given, turned monstrous when Filipe Luis saw the immediate red card in the wake of pounding Messi with a high-foot tackle into the knee. It was a senseless, horrendous foul submitted a long, long path from objective and arbitrator Alberto Undiano Mallenco had no wavering pulling the red card.
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The launch implied that the second half started with Atletico sending on Jesus Gamez for the missing Filipe Luis which implied that the persuasive Gabi was taken off in Simeone's 10-man development.
With Antoine Griezmann left as a solitary leader Atletico accomplished more than focus on guard and seek after a counter. They just about got notwithstanding when Griezmann met a cross from the privilege and constrained Bravo to make a splendid leg save in the 57th moment and had a decent spell of weight around the hour mark.
Atleti's assignment got to be unimaginable in the 67th moment when Godin went flying into his national colleague Suarez and turned into the second guest to get his walking requests. It was his second yellow of the match, the principal additionally grabbed for a not well judged foul on his compatriot. Simeone's group endured a further blow in the 75th moment when Augusto Fernandez must be hauled away harmed to assist drain the Atletico midfield.