LIGA BBVA: Atletico Madrid 0-1 FC Barcelona
Just as a symbol, FC Barcelona won the title at the former champion’s home Atletico Madrid. Messi was the unique scorer for Barcelona, continuing an amazing season ahead of Champions League final on June 6th in Berlin against Serie A champion Juventus..
t took a second half strike from – who else? – Leo Messi to break down a rugged Atletico Madrid side, who weren’t about to hand over their title without a battle. As the second half ticked away, Real Madrid went one up against Espanyol, meaning Barça needed a goal to take the title this weekend and on 65 minutes, Alba worked the ball inside to Messi who played a one-two with Pedro and tucked it home with his left peg through a forest of legs. A brilliant goal fit for Champions!
Coach Luis Enrique post-game reaction:
“This is a moment to remember all the people who have helped us win this title, everyone – especially our fans. This team deserved the win and we are all really satisfied to win the league – it’s the title that rewards persistence and we have shown that we are have been at a great level”.
“There are still two titles we are hoping to win, but winning the league is a great thing. There are three games to go and two of them are finals. After the game against Deportivo, we have to focus on the Cup Final at the Camp Nou, which is a big challenge for us”.