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Neymar, Messi Rescue Barca

Spanish La Liga

Result: Atletico Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona

Date: 12 September 2015

Venue: Vicente Calderon

Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as FC Barcelona came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.

Jan Oblak was called into action after 14 minutes, as the Atletico goalkeeper pulled off a fine save to keep Ivan Rakitic's effort from a tight angle.

The home side were then presented with an opening three minutes later when Antoine Griezmann thread a pass for Fernando Torres, who eventually fired wide of from 12-yards out.

Luis Suarez should have broken the deadlock in the 24th minute but the Uruguayan rattled the cross fro six-yards out with only Oblak to beat.

After quiet spell in the half, the sides went into the break with the score level at 0-0.

However, Atletico broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, as Torres latched onto a well-weighted pass, before firing a low effort past a helpless Ter Stegen.

Barcelona hit back a few minutes later, as Neymar curled home a sublime free-kick from 25-yards out that left Oblak with no chance.

Enrique eventually introduced Messi after 60 minutes, the Argentine replaced Ivan Rakitic.

Messi did not waste anytime to make his mark on the game, as the Argentine collected a neat lay-off from Suarez, before lobbing the on-rushing Oblak in the 77th minute.

Barcelona managed to see off a late surge from Diego Simeone's men to secure their third win of the La Liga season.

 

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