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Live Reporting

Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye

    What a match! Three goals, two red cards...this was a full blooded top of the table encounter in Spain. Barcelona still have to meet Real Madrid but Luis Enrique's side are on course to add La Liga to the Fifa Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup they won earlier in the season. And they are still going strong in the Champions League and Copa del Rey. Can anyone stop them?

    A full match report will appear on the BBC Sport website. Many thanks for your company.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    It will be interesting to hear Diego Simeone's comments. His side self destructed and now face a huge task to stop Barcelona from winning the title. Real Madrid, third in the table and seven points behind Barca, are at home to Espanyol on Sunday.

  3. FULL-TIME - Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona go three points clear at the top of La Liga...and have one game in hand over their rivals. Is the title race over?

    Luis Suarez
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    Don Bellucci Jibola: Guess this game is over, Enrique can order for a glass of wine. Is the title race over, close but not yet.  

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    No sign of Atletico getting an equaliser. If anything, Barca look more likely to get a third.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Three minutes of additional time.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Another Barca chance....Messi tees up Suarez for a curling shot on the edge of the box, but it flashes a yard over the bar.

    Arda Turan
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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Nine shots to six in Barca's favour as well as 70% possession against their nearest title rivals. It's been a good day for the European champions.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Messi at his magic best...he's teasing Atletico's defenders as he tries to create space for himself to get a shot away but Juanfran just manages to block the cross.

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    Talleyrand: Atletico Madrid just ruined a nice game by hitting the self destruct button. 

    Christian Norde: Godin should have known better to come in like that...

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico have done remarkable well to keep out Messi, Suarez and Neymar since going down to nine men. Most teams would have caved in. The visitors are showing remarkable resistance as Barca mount attack after attack.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    One way traffic. And so it should be with Atletico down to nine men. The visitors lose another man...but, thankfully, it's not a third red. Augusto Fernandez leaves on a stretcher clutching his left thigh.

  13. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Substitute Arda Turan goes within a whisker of scoring against his former club after getting a shot away from the edge of the area. Would he have celebrated had that gone in?

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Wave after wave of Barcelona attacks. Neymar has yet to join the party but there is still time for the Brazil forward to find the net. 


    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona are looking to rub salt into Diego Simeone's wounds by sending on Arda Turan, signed from Atletico last summer. The Turkey midfielder gets a rousing welcome from 90,000-plus home fans.

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    Courtney Brown: I'm a Barcelona fan but things are a bit ridiculous now. Not interesting against nine men.

    John McEnerney: If this stays as it is La Liga is over, domestic double for sure. Another treble? Only Bayern on their best night might stop FCB.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Will Atletico's discipline cost them the title? That was another ridiculous challenge. Surely Diego Simeone is not going to come out and defend Filipe Luis and Diego Godin afterwards.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico have pressed the self destruct button again. A mindless challenge by Diego Godin on countryman Luis Suarez just outside the Atletico penalty area near the corner flag results in the Uruguay defender being shown a red card. 

    That must be the end of Atletico's chances of a comeback.

  19. RED CARD - Diego Godín (Atletico Madrid)

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Diego Godin
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    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    The worst thing that could have happened to Barcelona was the half-time whistle. Having ended the half dominating their opponents, the hosts have yet to get going. A substitution is required to shake things up.

    Javier Mascherano