Barcelona played 2-2 (1-1) at the Nou Camp with Atletico Madrid and lost a move with Real Madrid in the Spanish title race, and three of the four goals came down from penalties and the only goal of the game was a score of its own.
In the 11th minute, Barcelona took the lead, as Messi scored from a corner and the ball hit Diego Costa’s first goal, changed direction, and tricked Jan Oblak. Atletico equalized just eight minutes later from a penalty kick but only from a second attempt.
Namely, Ter Stegen defended the shot of Diego Costa but, VAR ‘s intervention determined the repetition of the shot because Barcelona’s goalkeeper was a few centimeters in front of the goal line at the time of the shot with his right foot. Costa ceded the spot to performer Saul Niguez who was successful on a repeated shot.
Barcelona took a new lead in the 50th minute when the home team received a penalty kick. Messi fooled Oblak with a ‘panenka’ and scored his 700th career goal, playing for Argentina and Barcelona.
Atletico equalized for the second time in the 62nd minute from a penalty kick. He was defeated, as in the first half, by Carasco, who Semedo unintentionally knocked down. Ter Stegen read the shot from Saul, but the ball slipped under his arm and ended up inside the net.
Barcelona stayed second with a 70-point draw, one less than the leading Real Madrid, who has yet to play the 33rd round game. Atletico Madrid is 3rd, with 59 points.