Diego's stunning away goal allowed Atletico Madrid to take a slender advantage into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final as they drew with Barcelona.

Atletico were on top until top scorer Diego Costa went off injured, but they recovered after the break as his replacement Diego scored from 30 yards.

Andres Iniesta's defence-splitting pass then allowed Neymar to curl in.

Iniesta's effort was saved as Barca chased a winner but Atletico held firm.

Nothing to choose - Atletico v Barca so far this season

Lionel Messi and Diego Costa
  • Spanish Super Cup first leg: Atletico 1-1 Barcelona
  • Spanish Super Cup second leg: Barcelona 0-0 Atletico (Barca win on away goals)
  • La Liga: Atletico 0-0 Barcelona
  • Champions League quarter-final first leg: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico

Diego Simeone's side withstood late pressure as Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also stopped Lionel Messi's free-kick by diving to his left.

But the visitors, who were making their first appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals since 1997, showed the defensive solidity that has taken them to the top of the Spanish league, a point ahead of their Catalan hosts.

The result was a fourth draw between the two sides this season, showing the slim difference between them as they chase a Spanish and European double.

Four-time winners Barcelona have the far greater European experience despite their Argentine manager Gerardo Martino only taking charge at the Nou Camp at the start of the season.

However, they will need to show the intensity that was in evidence towards the end of this tempestuous encounter and avoid the slow start that allowed Atletico to establish themselves.

Barca almost went behind as early as the fourth minute when David Villa wasted a golden chance to score against his former team following Jose Manuel Pinto's poor clearance.

They were also hampered by a 12th-minute back injury to Gerard Pique as Barca goalkeeper Pinto did little to reassure his defenders in place of the injured Victor Valdes.

Atletico were then rocked by a hamstring injury to their top scorer Costa after 28 minutes and they will hope he can recover for their title run-in.

With Atletico reorganising, Barca recovered with Messi finding the magic touch in his feet to conjure up a chance for Iniesta, whose effort on goal was superbly blocked by Diego Godin.

Simeone's side have not reached La Liga summit without being able to tussle with the very best though, and as the game became more fractious, Villa caught the hosts' defence square before his curling effort was pushed away by Pinto before the break.

Atletico continued to harass their opponents, who had reached a record-equalling seventh consecutive Champions League quarter-final, and they took the lead with a barnstorming strike from Diego.

There seemed little danger when the diminutive Brazilian took possession close to the touchline but he then hammered his shot inside Pinto's near post.

With the Nou Camp stunned, Barca chased an equaliser and after Sergio Busquets had tested Courtois they finally broke Atletico's resistance with a stunning pass from Iniesta. The Spanish midfielder's diagonal through ball set up Neymar's well-taken finish.

Iniesta was then inches from earning the lead as he was denied by Courtois. And the Atletico goalkeeper, who is on loan from Chelsea, then gave his side hope for next week's second leg with a save to stop Messi winning the game.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

Barcelona

  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 22 Dani Alves
  • 18 Alba Booked
  • 16 Busquets
  • 03 Piqué (Bartra - 12' )
  • 14 Mascherano
  • 06 Xavi
  • 04 Fábregas (Sánchez - 68' )
  • 10 Messi
  • 11 Neymar
  • 08 Iniesta Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Pedro
  • 09 Sánchez
  • 15 Bartra
  • 17 Song
  • 21 Adriano
  • 24 Sergi
  • 25 Olazábal Paredes

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran Booked
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 23 Miranda
  • 02 Godín
  • 10 Turan Booked (Rodríguez - 77' )
  • 05 Tiago
  • 19 Diego Costa (Diego - 30' Booked )
  • 09 Villa (Sosa - 70' Booked )
  • 06 Koke Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 04 Suárez
  • 11 Rodríguez
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 22 Insúa
  • 24 Sosa
  • 26 Diego
Ref: Dr. Felix Brych
Att: 79,941

Match Stats

Shots

19 6

On target

6 2

Corners

8 1

Fouls

16 24

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barcelona 1, Atlético de Madrid 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Atlético de Madrid 1.

90:00 +2:37

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

90:00 +2:37

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:06 Booking

Booking José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:59

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

89:58

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Tiago.

88:53

Foul by Marc Bartra (Barcelona).

88:53

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:18

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:18

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

85:39

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:39

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

85:33

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:33

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

84:58

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

84:52

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

84:06

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:06

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

81:15

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Miranda.

80:41

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:41

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

79:00 Booking

Booking Diego (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:48

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:48

Foul by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).

77:22

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:22

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

76:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Arda Turan.

76:01

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

76:01

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:50

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:50

Foul by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).

73:56

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73:53

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi.

73:31

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Juanfran.

73:07

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

73:06

Attempt saved. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

72:10

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Juanfran.

72:09

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

70:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Atlético de Madrid 1. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

69:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa replaces David Villa.

68:05

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:05

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

67:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Francesc Fábregas.

67:24

Foul by Xavi (Barcelona).

67:24

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:05

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

65:05

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:32

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) with an attempt from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dani Alves.

64:31

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

62:55

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

62:54

Attempt saved. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

60:10

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

60:10

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:25 Booking

Booking Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:17

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

57:17

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 0, Atlético de Madrid 1. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gabi following a set piece situation.

55:05 Booking

Booking Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:59

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

54:59

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:25

Hand ball by David Villa (Atlético de Madrid).

51:49

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

51:49

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:10 Booking

Booking Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

50:56

Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:56

Foul by David Villa (Atlético de Madrid).

50:26

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Tiago tries a through ball, but Miranda is caught offside.

50:22

Attempt blocked. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:49

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

49:49

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:03

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

46:39

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

46:39

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Barcelona 0, Atlético de Madrid 0.

45:00 +3:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barcelona 0, Atlético de Madrid 0.

45:00 +3:45

Hand ball by David Villa (Atlético de Madrid).

45:00 +2:59

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Filipe Luis is caught offside.

45:00 +2:35

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

45:00 +2:03

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

45:00 +2:03

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:15

Foul by Marc Bartra (Barcelona).

45:00 +1:15

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:50

Attempt saved. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00 +0:32

Hand ball by Neymar (Barcelona).

45:00 +0:26

Attempt blocked. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:15

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

43:21 Booking

Booking Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:13

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:13

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

42:06

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:06

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

41:34

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

41:34

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:30

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dani Alves with a cross.

37:41

Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi following a set piece situation.

37:01 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:51

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:51

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

35:43

Attempt missed. Marc Bartra (Barcelona) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi following a set piece situation.

34:41

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:41

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

31:52

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:52

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

29:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego replaces Diego Costa because of an injury.

26:08

Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi.

25:07

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

22:32

Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Xavi.

18:28 Booking

Booking Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:21

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:21

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

15:25

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:25

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

14:25

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

14:25

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:29

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

11:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Marc Bartra replaces Gerard Piqué because of an injury.

10:08

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:08

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

9:15

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Gabi.

9:12

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

9:03

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:03

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

6:02

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:01

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:01

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

4:16

Attempt missed. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

2:33

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:33

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

1:29

Attempt missed. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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