Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona in win vs. Atletico Madrid

Under pressure to deliver

Under pressure to deliver

It was the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who once again turned out to be the difference as the Spanish giants recorded a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid. Here's how they will line-up. In what is now Ernesto Valverde's third season at the club the Catalans still lack a cohesive style of play and have already suffered three defeats in LA Liga which has previously been unprecedented for the Catalonians.

Victory maintains Barcelona's place at the summit of La Liga, with Real Madrid second and Atletico languishing in sixth.

The Spanish league had denounced the club after some fans chanted "Die Griezmann" in Sunday's match, won by Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Here is how Barcelona will line-up against Atletico. Midweek against Dortmund he played a key part in ensuring the German side were stifled to only one goal against Barcelona and he will play a key role in the game against Atletico too.

Messi's late victor from a ideal Luis Suarez flawless lay-off means Atletico have failed to win any of their last 19 league matches against Barcelona, a run stretching back to February 2010.

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