Poetic justice: Last season, Atletico Madrid sealed the la liga title at the Camp Nou following a 1-1 draw. One year later, a Lionel Messi strike in the 65th minute at the Vincente Calderon meant that Barcelona were confirmed as la Liga champions on the ground of the defending champions.
With one more round to go after today, Barcelona knew that a win at the Vincente Calderon would keep their four point lead at the top of the la liga and mathematically ensure the title. Atletico Madrid made it difficult in the first 20 minutes with some in your face football but Barcelona finally got in their stride and controlled the game until the 65th minute when Messi and Pedro played a wonderful interchange in the box before Messi finally finished with aplomb into the corner to guarantee the league title for his side
Barcelona have now picked up their 23rd la liga title and remain on course for a treble.