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- The azulgranas again expand the mattress of points with respect to the rojiblancos.
- Barça beat Atleti thanks to a genius of Messi and the title is near.
- SURVEY Has Barça sentenced the league title?
A magnificent free kick from Leo Messi solved Barcelona's triumph over Atlético de Madrid (1-0) and allows the fight for the league title to be re-colored by azulgrana.
The distance is extended again after cutting Atlético in the last few days. The picture of Ernesto Valverde has again an important mattress. Now it's eight points plus the particular difference (in the first leg it was recorded 1-1). It is not final in the absence of eleven days, but very broad, and more in view of the Barca players are still undefeated.
It was the key duel for the team of Diego Pablo Simeone to give a blow on top of the table . But he could not fulfill his wish mainly because Leo Messi reappeared to resolve the commitment with a masterful free kick that Jan Oblak could not answer. The 'Flea' was again a differential factor.
The 600 as professional of the Argentine awarded the greatest ambition and the dominance of Barcelona before an Atlético that arrived with the endorsement of six league wins in a row with Antoine Griezmann plethoric, but that was somewhat conservative in the first period, in which he barely approached the local area.
11 days ahead
There are 11 games left to play . To lose a League that seems impossible for them to escape, Valverde's team would have to lose at least three games and Simeone's team win all theirs.
Barça will play out against Málaga, Sevilla, Celta, Deportivo and Levante; will receive Athletic, Leganés, Valencia, Villarreal, Real Madrid and Real on the last day.
Meanwhile, Atlético will play out against Villarreal, Real Madrid, Real, Alavés and Getafe. He will receive Celta, Deportivo, Levante, Betis, Espanyol and Eibar in the last match of the League.