Messi helps Barcelona win La Liga title again

Barcelona have regained the La Liga title after securing a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon on Sunday night.

A second-half goal from Lionel Messi was all that was required for Barcelona to emerge as champions in Spain again.

In the highly tense duel, Barcelona got the only goal of the game as Pedro combined with Messi shortly after the hour mark, leaving the Argentine to fire a shot into the bottom corner.

Barcelona could have doubled their advantage a few minutes later as Andres Iniesta slid the ball in for Neymar, but the Brazilian failed to make the most of the opportunity that came his way.

The miss could have been costly as Atletico on their part came close to equalising late in the game but were denied when Barcelona keeper, Bravo, made a brave save.

Sunday’s result effectively keeps Barcelona four points clear of Real Madrid with just one fixture remaining, while Atletico, who won last season’s title, stay third on the table.

Real Madrid ran out 4-1 winners at Espanyol on Sunday as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his seventh hat-trick of the season but was not enough to deny Barcelona the La Liga title.


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