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MetiNews.Com - Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid LIVE! Barcelona gave up more ground to Real Madrid in LaLiga's title race on Tuesday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Atletico Madrid as a late penalty from Saul Niguez cancelled out Lionel Messi's 700th career goal.
Breaking News ! Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid LIVE! Barcelona gave up more ground to Real Madrid in LaLiga's title race on Tuesday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Atletico Madrid as a late penalty from Saul Niguez cancelled out Lionel Messi's 700th career goal. The draw meant the Catalans stayed second in the standings on 70 points and leaders Real Madrid, who have 71, will go four points clear at the top with five games left if they beat Getafe at home on Thursday. Barca went ahead at an empty Camp Nou in the 11th minute when Atletico striker Diego Costa knocked Messi's delivery from a corner into his own net. Saul levelled soon after from the spot after the referee order a re-take when Costa's initial penalty was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen but the referee ruled the German had strayed from his line. Barcelona then earned a penalty soon after the interval which Argentine Messi coolly converted for a remarkable 700th strike for club and country, only for Saul to strike again from the spot in the 62nd to earn a share of the points. GOAL! ANOTHER Saul penalty makes it 2-2! GOAL! Lionel Messi scores 700th goal with panenka penalty GOAL! Saul penalty levels for Atletico ter Stegen booked for stepping off line to save penalty GOAL! Diego Costa OG puts Barca 1-0 up Live stream and TV information Live Updates Read more... New updates availableRefresh FULL TIME 2020-06-30T21:57:15.660Z FULL TIME | Barcelona 2-2 Atletico Madrid 2020-06-30T21:56:52.230Z 90 mins + 4: Last chance as Barcelona win a free-kick on the left. Thomas heads away... 2020-06-30T21:56:15.196Z 90 mins + 3: Atleti with a great break into the Barca box, but they can't get a shot in and Barcelona clear... Advertisement 2020-06-30T21:53:43.410Z 90 mins + 1: Into four minutes of added time and Thomas blasts wide from long range... SUBS 2020-06-30T21:53:17.343Z 90 mins: A change right at the end of normal time for Barca as Griezmann replaces Vidal... 2020-06-30T21:52:15.680Z 89 mins: Ansu Fati climbs on an Atleti defender at the other end and heads wide. Could we see a winner here? Advertisement 2020-06-30T21:50:27.706Z 87 mins: Atleti with a dangerous minute or so in the Barcelona area, but a shot is blocked and then Vitolo is penalised for a foul... SUBS 2020-06-30T21:49:30.266Z 85 mins: Barcelona make a change too as Busquets is replaced by Ansu Fati... SUBS 2020-06-30T21:48:11.966Z 85 mins: Correa replaced by Vitolo, Lemar on for Carrasco. A few minutes earlier, Alvaro Morata had come on for Costa.... Advertisement 2020-06-30T21:47:26.150Z 84 mins: Changes coming now... 2020-06-30T21:43:55.270Z 81 mins: Messi delivers again and Busquets gets in a header, but it is glanced well over the bar...
80 mins: Messi curls in, but the referee has seen something and it will be retaken...
79 mins: Carrasco steps on Messi's foot and is booked. Free-kick to Barca on the right...
76 mins: The players are off for a drinks break now...
75 mins: Vidal gets up in the area, but glances a head a couple of yards wide. Good chance!
75 mins: Costa booked for a cynical foul on Riqui Puig. He can have no complaints, but does of course...
73 mins: Now Atleti are on the attack, but a move breaks down on the edge of the area...
71 mins: Semedo cuts back from the byline for Vidal, who curls one agonisingly wide from the edge of the area...
69 mins: Pique gets up at the far post, but is put off by Jose Maria Gimenez, who climbs all over him. The Catalan gets nothing -- and laughs...
68 mins: Corner to Barcelona on the right...
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Prediction: Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Considering their unimpressive away form, Barca will be relieved to be back at Camp Nou where they have dropped just two points in 16 LaLiga games this season.
Atletico have won four of their five games since the restart, but scoring goals - just 41 - is their problem this season, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see Messi insitgate a narrow win for Barca.
How to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
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With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.
Pre-match coverage will start at 8:30pm BST.
Team news and predicted lineups
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Rakitic, Riqui Puig; Messi, Luis Suarez
Subs: Neto, Inaki Pena, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Araujo, Arthur, Collado, Monchu, Griezmann, Braithwaite, Ansu Fati
Atletico XI: Oblak; Arias, Gimenez, Felipe, Lodl; Llorente, Partey, Saul, Carrasco; Correa, Costa
Subs: Adan, Hermoso, Trippier, Alvaro, Sanchez, Ricard, Lemar, Herrera, Vitolo, Joao Felix, Morata, Saponjic
Head to head (h2h) history and results
A late Messi goal decided the last LaLiga meeting at Wanda Metropolitano in December. The season before, the teams drew 1-1 in Madrid while Barca won 2-0 at Camp Nou, and finished 11 points ahead of second-placed Atleti to lift the title.
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