ATM 0-1 BARCA: Messi sends Barca to top of La Liga table

Lionel Messi’s beautiful curler from the edge of the box sends Barcelona to the top of the La Liga table after the 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Sunday evening.Atletico Madrid and Barcelona played a goalless draw in the opening 45 minutes with both sides coming close on different occasions to earn a goal in the first half.The home team had more goal attempts with the visitors having more ball possession in the opening half of the clash, with the home team managing just two shots on goal while Barcelona had only one.Barcelona assumed more dominance in the second half but Atletico Madrid ensured they remained intact in the defence and kept Lionel Messi and his teammates silent.The visitors had more ball possession as expected but the solid defensive play of Diego Simeone’s team ensured the kept the game under control.Barcelona was able to get one goal after beating the Atletico Madrid defence after Messi sent a low shot past Jan Oblak with four-minute to end the clash.The match ended 1-0 in favour of the La Liga Champions as they regain the top spot back from arch-rivals Real Madrid who played and won on Saturday.

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