Saturday May 11, 2013 Day 35 Estadio Vicente Calderón

Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona

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  1. Spanish Liga - Barcelona celebrate title with Atletico comeback win

    Spanish Liga - Barcelona celebrate title with Atletico comeback win

    Gabi's own goal gave Barcelona a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderón. More

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    • 90'+3 FT Atletico 1-2 Barca. That's it, Barca have won by a single goal. The new Liga champions are on 91 points with three games to play.
    • 90'+1 Barca clear and Sanzhez races forward to collect the ball to shoot at Atletico's unguarded goal, but Sanchez is unable to prevent the ball from running out on the halfway line.
    • 90' We are into injury time as Juanfran forces a late corner. Courtois is up!
    • 89' Insua is shown a yellow card for handball. Seems very harsh to me.
    • 87' Atletico dominating the final stages, but Barca are holding firm as they hang on to all three points..
    • 85' That goal is very harsh on Atletico, who have probably done enough to deserve a draw tonight.
    • 82' Perhaps Barca don't need Messi after all, with both Barca goals coming after he had gone off leaving his side with ten men.
    • 80' GOAL! Barca have the lead! It's a Gabi own goal. Tello's cross finds Villa, who completely scuffs his shot, but the unlucky Tello steers it over Courtois and into his own net.
    • 78' Chance for Barca on the counter-attack as Tello's low cross is cleared brilliantly by Godin.
    • 76' Barca are down to ten men for the rest of the game. They have used all their sub and now Messi has decided he cannot continue.
    • 75' Sanchez picked up a yellow card for taking off his shirt after scoring, by the way.
    • 74' Barca have gone up a gear since equalising, but are still struggling to penetrate this Atletico defence.
    • 72' GOAL! Sanchez equalises for Barca! The Chilean plays a one-two with Fabregas and slides in the return from eight yards. Barca back in this.
    • 71' Villa sends a free-kick over the bar from 20 yards. Never a threat.
    • 70' Falcao is withdrawn with Atletico's upcoming Cup final in mind.
    • 69' Atletico sub: Diego Costa on, Falcao off.
    • 68' Quick free-kick by Messi, who finds Iniesta on the edge of the box, but he pulls his low shot well wide.
    • 67' Atletico sub: Rodriguez on, Turan off.
    • 66' Brilliant chance for Atletico as Falcao gallops to the byline and pulls back for Turan, but the ball seems the bobble up as he tries to shoot and is unable to bring under control.
    • 65' Messi drives forward on the counter-attack and finds Sanchez in space on the right, but the former Udinese man attempts a bizarre first time shot to the near post, with Barca players waiting for the cross. Sanchez goes for goal again moments later, but sends a dipping shot over the bar.
    • 64' Barca, who have used all three substitutes of course, have switched to a three man defence.
    • 63' Koke gets around Busquets and almost threads the ball through to Adrian, but Barca just about deal with the threat.
    • 62' Barca sub: Villa on, Adriano off.
    • 61' Barca sub: Busquets on, Song off.
    • 60' Slick move by Atletico on the break, but Juanfran's cross is far too deep for Falcao and the chance is gone.
    • 58' Busquets and Villa warming up for Barca. They need them.
    • 57' Fabregas sinks a free-kick into the box, but Godin clears. Barca struggling to make Courtois work tonight.
    • 55' Barca keep the move alive with a hanging cross into the box, but Fabregas's header is tame and Courtois claims.
    • 54' Messi goes for goal from the free-kick, but it crashes into the wall.
    • 53' Miranda trips Iniesta 25 yards from goal, as Barca look to reply immediately...
    • 52' That goal for the home side comes very much against the run of play.
    • 51' GOAL! Atletico have the lead! It's Falcao! Bartra gives the ball away and Barca struggle to clear. Gabi wins a 50/50 tackle with Pique and finds Falcao, who pokes the ball home. 1-0!
    • 50' Iniesta makes a jinking run into the box and looks the thread the ball through to Fabregas, but Atletico get the ball clear.
    • 49' Messi drives forward and, with the Atletico defence backpedalling, finds Tello on the left - but Tello's low cross is too close to Courtois.
    • 48' Barca have started the second half how they ended the first - on top. But the Champions in waiting have just lacked their usual cutting edge in attack so far.
    • 47' Falcao bursts down the right, but Adriano deals with the threat.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. We are back underway.
    • 45'+1 HT Atletico 0-0 Barca.
    • 45' Henry-esque shot by Tello, who bends a low shot at goal from the left and it whistles past the post. Very close indeed.
    • 44' Iniesta glides forward and the ball is worked to Messi, who sets up Tello, but his low cross is hacked away.
    • 42' Barca sub: Bartra on, Alves off. Alves is forced off with what looks like a hip injury.
    • 41' Barca hit Atletico on the counter attack. Tello finds Messi 12 yards out, but the forward mishits his first-time shot and balloons the ball high and wide.
    • 39' Miranda makes a good run forward. His run is halted but the ball only goes as far as Koke, whose shot from 20 yards is blocked.
    • 37' Dani Alves is struggling with injury here. He's not moving well at all.
    • 35' Alexis, who has been quiet, relieves the pressure for Barca as he draws the foul off Turan.
    • 34' Godin crosses for Falcao, who juggles it on his head with three Barca players around him before losing it.
    • 32' Chance for Barca as Messi picks out Tello, but the striker appears to be clipped by Godin on the edge of the box. If there was contact, Godin is lucky not to be sent off as the last man.
    • 30' Juanfran whips in a dangerous cross from the right that flashes past everyone, including Falcao at the far post, and out of play.
    • 28' Another good delivery in the box from the right, this time by Alves. But Miranda heads clear.
    • 27' Messi is well picked out by Fabregas on the edge of the box, but Atletico crowd him out and his shot is blocked.
    • 26' Fabregas swings in a good first time cross from the right but Courtois makes a good claim.
    • 25' Quick break by Atletico. The ball is worked up to Falcao on the edge of the box, and he rolls it to his left to Koke, but his shot is held well by Pinto.
    • 24' Tello gets behind the Atletico defence but is unable to make contact with the ball.
    • 22' Adrian races down the right but Alba uses his pace to recover and dispossesses the Atletico forward.
    • 20' Atletico win their first corner of the game, but Godin is penaised for a push on Fabregas.
    • 19' Messi beginning to have an influence on the game now.
    • 18' Mazy run by Messi takes him past two players but he is stopped by Gabi.
    • 16' Messi clears the wall but the effort is pretty comfortable for Courtois, who gathers easily.
    • 15' Messi fouled 25 yards from goal by Koke, and Barca have an opportunity from the free-kick.
    • 14' Gabi makes a cynical block on Alba, and is lucky not to see yellow.
    • 13' Messi comes into the game with a superb through ball for Tello, but the forward had just strayed offside.
    • 11' Atletico playing a very deep defensive line against a Barca side that are beginning to dominate.
    • 10' Alves plays a one-two with Sanchez, but Alves can't quite get on the end of the Chilean's return pass.
    • 9' Opening for Barca as Iniesta chips a delightful ball over the Atletico defence, but a full-stretch Fabregas can't quite bring it under control.
    • 7' Chance for Falcao! The striker collects a pinpoint through ball but Falcao can only strike his shot straight at Pinto.
    • 5' Juanfran crosses from the left, but it just evades Gabi in the centre.
    • 4' Barca, in their sunset yellow and orange away strip, are seeing more of the ball in the early stages. Fabregas and Song getting plenty of touches.
    • 3' Bright sun covers half the pitch at the Calderon. Altletico keeper Courtois having to shield his eyes.
    • 2' Atletico have started brightly here. Turan gets into a good position on the right, but Alba gets back to cover.
    • 1' KICK OFF. We are underway.
    • 17.55 Atletico: Courtois, Insua, Miranda, Godin, Tiago, Koke, Turan, Gabi, Juanfran, Falcao, Adrian. /// Barcelona: Pinto, Pique, Adriano, Alba, Alves, Fabregas, Iniesta, Messi, Song, Tello, Sanchez.
    • 17.45 Hello everyone. Barcelona have already sealed the Liga crown and now take on Atletico. Full text commentary coming right up.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Tito Vilanova

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