La Liga Review: Barcelona Extend Lead With Slim Victory Over Atletico

Barcelona have moved eight points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table with 11 league games remaining after they defeated nearest challengers Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Nou Camp.

A first half freekick from Lionel Messi for his 24th league goal of the season proved to be the only goal of the game as Barcelona secure three crucial points in the quest for a league title.

The win takes Barcelona to 69 points and eight clear of Atletico Madrid (61 points) with 33 points still up for grabs between now and the end of the season.

Matchday 27 Results:

Real Sociedad 2-1 Alaves

Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Levante 1-1 Espanyol

Valencia 2-0 Real Betis

Standings (Top 4 via Points):

1. Barcelona 69

2. Atletico Madrid 61

3. Real Madrid 54

4. Valencia 53