Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona after 10 years, Real Madrid & Villarreal played 1-1 draw

Atletico Madrid put 9 points between themselves and Barcelona with a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano that leaves Ronald Koeman’s sorry side cut adrift in the title race.

Lionel Messi looks on after Barcelona suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone had never beaten Barcelona in the league and Atletico had not beaten Barca at home in 10 years.

In the first half, Atletico played the much more entertaining football, working it nicely between themselves in triangles around the Barca midfield – Koke was central to many of their finest moves, his link-up play with Joao Felix and Angel Correa in the final third routinely easy on the eye.

The Atleti attacker takes the ball past the Barcelona keeper during first half stoppage time

In stoppage time of the first half when Marc-Andre ter Stegen came charging out of his area and was cleverly nutmegged by Yannick Carrasco who scored into an empty net from distance.

A goal was enough to defeat Barcelona.

Atleti players celebrate their club's first league win over Barcelona in 10 years

In other LaLiga Match, Real Madrid’s LaLiga title defence suffered another early setback as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Villarreal despite leading for 74 minutes on Saturday.

The champions were without captain Sergio Ramos and star striker Karim Benzema due to injury but were in front after just 107 seconds through Mariano Diaz, back in the line-up for the first time in 18 months.

Mariano scored just in 2 minutes but Gerard Moreno levelled the scored from a penalty.

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