Barcelona 1 – 0 Atletico Madrid [La Liga] Highlights 2017/18
Lionel Messi scored his 600th career goal as Barcelona moved eight points clear in LaLiga with a 1-0 prevail upon Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.
Barcelona took a big walk towards recapturing the title as Lionel Messi’s 600th vocation objective earned a 1-0 triumph over Atletico Madrid in LaLiga.
Having drawn three of their last five league outings, the leaders held a five-point advantage coming into Sunday’s conflict against second-put Atletico at Camp Nou.
Diego Simeone’s side had won eight and drawn one of their past nine in LaLiga, however their force was ended by another turning point minute for the magnificent Messi.
On 599 goals for club and nation, the Argentine raised the point of interest in fitting style, twisting a free-kick into the best corner halfway through the main half in spite of a touch from goalkeeper Jan Oblak at full extend.
It was the third progressive team games in which Messi has gotten an immediate free-kick – the first occasion when he has accomplished that accomplishment – and Barca could have had more toward the finish of a first half in which Atletico neglected to gather a shot on target.
The main harsh note for Barca was losing Andres Iniesta to a clear hamstring strain in the opening time frame and, despite the fact that Atletico enhanced after the break, Marc-Andre ter Stegen was scarcely tried, guaranteeing the day had a place with Messi and Barca.
For all Barca’s strength of ownership in the opening 20 minutes, the main clear sight of objective came toward the finish of some trademark Messi enchantment.
The Argentine, apparently penned in by Gabi, Thomas Partey and Filipe Luis, moved far from each of the three however could just shoot a feeble shot directly at Oblak from simply fresh.
Atletico’s goalkeeper could do minimal about the opener five minutes after the fact, be that as it may.
Thomas cut down Messi 25 yards from goal, to one side of point, and the little maestro ventured up to twist the subsequent set-piece over the divider and into the upper right corner.
Barca kept on turning the screw, Luis Suarez seeing an exertion hindered by Jose Gimenez and the Uruguay forward was included again soon a short time later, joining splendidly with Philippe Coutinho just for the last to flame directly at Oblak.
Iniesta was supplanted by Andre Gomes before Coutinho stung the palms of Oblak again and, after the interim, Messi saw another free-kick hindered by the cautious divider.
Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann had been to a great extent fringe figures for the initial 73 minutes and when the match at last combined, the France worldwide blasted high and wide from fresh.
Oblak parried away Sergio Busquets’ first-time volley from a corner soon a short time later and with five minutes remaining Atleti were legitimately denied an equalizer by the offside banner, with Costa straying past the last protector in gesturing down for substitute Kevin Gameiro to crush home.
That disappointment summed up Atletico’s day as their expectations of a moment LaLiga title under Simeone endured a critical blow, with 11 matches of the team season now remaining.