Atletico Madrid win La Liga plus German Cup final

Live text as Atletico Madrid win the Spanish title, while Bayern beat Dortmund in the German Cup final.

17 May 2014 Last updated at 14:57 GMT

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  1. 21:55: 

    And now it is time for us to head into the night too. While the players, staff and fans of Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich celebrate long into the early hours, there will be a period of quiet reflection for their rueful Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund rivals.

    If you want to relive all today's action - including the news that coach Tata Martino is leaving Barcelona - then head over to our European football page to catch up. Ciao for now!

  2. 21:50: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Then, it is Bayern's turn to take the acclaim as a suited and booted Pep Guardiola joins his jubilant players on the podium. Then, they are joined by skipper Philipp Lahm who lifts the trophy under a sea of golden tickertape. Party time for the Bavarians in Berlin.

  3. 21:47:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Dortmund, led by instantly-recognisable boss Jurgen Klopp, go up to receive their runners-up medals. But there is no sign of Klopp's trademark toothy grin - he was livid about the decision not to let Mats Hummels's 'goal' count.

  4. 21:44:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Hundreds of cameramen pile on to the pitch as the German football dignitaries prepare for a rather grand presentation. The referee and his assistants get jeered by the Dortmund fans - bitter that Mats Hummels header was not adjudged to have crossed the Bayern line when the match was 0-0 - as they receive their medals.

  5. 21:40: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Thomas Muller

    There are some grins as wide as the River Spree on the faces of the Bayern players as they leap about the Olympic Stadium pitch with scarves, flags and banners. In contrast, there are plenty of glum expressions on the Dortmund bench as their men slump into the dugout seats.

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    d prasa: Dortmund have been cheated today ... it's travesty and cheating at the highest order.. Germany should think about goalline technology.

    BAYERN CLINCH GERMAN DOUBLE- Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich
  8. 21:34: 
    FULL-TIME- Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Now it is officially game over as Bayern's players and staff race on to the pitch to celebrate. That's the league and cup double for Pep Guardiola in his first season at the Bayern helm. That bloke would turn water into wine.

  9. 21:32: 
    GOAL- Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich - Thomas Muller (120+3 mins)

    Game, set and match. Seconds after that last-gasp Dortmund chance, Bayern break quickly on the counter attack as Thomas Muller races on to a slick throughball before calmly rounding Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller and slotting in. All over for Dortmund.

  10. 21:29:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Dortmund almost did it! Marco Reus arrows a fierce volley into the slick Berlin turf and it skips up off the leg of Bayern defender Jerome Boateng to loop on to the roof of the net. Close - but not close enough.

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    Joe Cooper: So please explain why Bayern are kitted as Palace tonight? To get some Pulis luck out of it or are they jealous of our class?

    Spot on Joe. Heard that Pep is planning a £20m summer raid for Cameron Jerome.

  12. 21:24:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich

    A golden opportunity for Arjen Robben to wrap up victory for Bayern Munich. The flying Dutchman races clean through on the Dortmund goal but opposing goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller stands tall to block.

    Five minutes for Dortmund to find a dramatic equaliser and takes this to penalties.


    Opta Franz: Arjen Robben is the first player in the history of German Cup to score in three different finals.

  14. 21:17:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich

    We have a breakthrough. Loose stuff at the back from Dortmund sees Jerome Boateng clip over a cross from the right and Arjen Robben prods in at the far post.

  15. 21:16:  
    German CupGOAL- Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich - Arjen Robben (106 mins)
  16. 21:11:  
    German CupBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    An effort from Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that flew wide after slack play at the back from Bayern was the only real chance of the first half of extra-time.

    Surely this is now a case of just counting down the minutes to penalties.

  17. 21:02: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid's attention will quickly switch to next weekend's Champions League final against Real Madrid, says skipper Gabi.

    "Let the fans enjoy this now because they deserve it," says the 30-year-old midfielder.

    "We will celebrate this great title now and from Monday we will focus on the Champions League which is the priority now."

  18. 20:59: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Atletico Madrid captain Gabi

    Atletico Madrid captain Gabi admits he could not believe the Barcelona fans applauded his title-winning side's success at the final whistle in the Nou Camp.

    "This was something unimaginable at the start of the season but totally deserved," he said.

    "We always believed in ourselves, even when we fell behind today. It is a honour to be part of this and to be able to compete with the big clubs."

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    Alex Haworth: The ball was clearly over the line. It'll be a travesty if Bayern win the trophy now.

  20. 20:53:  
    German Cup finalFULL-TIME- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    These German powerhouses cannot be separated after 90 minutes so that means we have another half an hour for one of these sides to nick a winner. Wonder if Tom Hanks has stayed or legged it into the Berlin night....

  21. 20:48:  
    Spanish La LigaMartino leaves Barcelona

    So who is likely to step into Gerardo Martino's boots as Barcelona coach? Ex-Barca star Luis Enrique is the odds-on favourite - with the chat intensifying after he announced on Friday that he would not be staying at current club Celta Vigo.

  22. 20:44:  
    German Cup finalFinal five- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Still little to report from a damp squib of a German Cup final. But there looks set to be another 30 minutes of this snoozefest in Berlin, unless someone - anyone - can find a winner to end our misery.

  23. 20:40:  
    Spanish La LigaMartino leaves Barcelona

    Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino after announcing he will leave the Spanish rivals: "I would like to thank the club for putting their confidence in me and I am sorry that I was unable to deliver. The team fought to the end with lots of dignity."

  24. 20:34:  
    Spanish La LigaMartino leaves Barcelona

    Former Newell's Old Boys coach Gerardo Martino was appointed as Barcelona boss last summer when he replaced Tito Vilanova, who stepped down to continue his treatment for cancer.

    But today's failure to beat Atletico - and nick the La Liga title - left Barca trophyless for the first time since 2008. They were eliminated from the Champions League quarter-finals by Atletico, while they also suffered heartbreak in the Copa del Rey final against arch rivals Real Madrid.

    And that means it is time to say 'Ta ta' to Tata.

  25. 20:29:  
    Spanish La LigaMartino leaves Barcelona

    "Tata Martino announces he will leave FC Barcelona. The agreement between the manager and club is mutual," said the club on their Twitter account.

  26. 20:25: 
    BREAKING NEWS- Martino leaves Barcelona
    Gerardo Martino to leave Barcelona

    Barcelona announce Gerardo Martino is to leave the club after just one season in charge.

  27. 20:21:  
    German Cup finalCLOSE!- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich
    Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has chance cleared off the Bayern Munich line

    Final some Hollywood drama in Berlin as Bayern are very lucky not to concede the opener. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer flaps at Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin's free-kick which leaves Mats Hummels with the task of heading into an empty net.

    Bayern centre-half Dante scrambles back to hoof off the line but the ball appears to be over the line. However, the referee and his assistants think otherwise and it remains goalless.

  28. 20:16:  
    German CupBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich
    Tom Hanks

    Aston Villa fan - and film star - Tom Hanks is in Berlin for the final. As this picture, with German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach, shows, at least he had something to smile about before kick-off - this game is turgid. Perhaps Hanks could come on to the pitch as Forrest Gump to inject some pace...

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    Ehinome Nedum Iyayi: Barcelona have been stupid all season - Deserved loss. Messi is no longer a game changer, Valdes and Puyol leaving...

  30. 20:09:  
    Spanish La LigaManager reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone celebrates winning La Liga

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone after helping the club win La Liga as both a player and nmanager: "There is an enormous feeling of happiness that you cannot explain.

    "I want to thank the players and the people that always believed in us.

    "There is no replacement for hard work. The team has understood that, done the work and today is one of the most important days in the history of Atletico Madrid."

  31. 20:04:  
    German Cup finalKICK-OFF- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Anyway...more importantly, the action in Berlin's futuristic Olympic Stadium is back under way.

  32. 20:02:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Meanwhile, over in Berlin - I cannot believe what I'm seeing. You expect to see escalators at the shopping mall, in an airport or at your nearest multi-storey car park. But in a football stadium - to take the players from the changing rooms to the tunnel?! Surely not. Oh yes. the Dortmund and Bayern players natter as they cruise down the escalators like groups of teenagers in the Arndale on a Saturday afternoon. The pampering of millionaire footballers goes up another notch...

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    Barcelona's failure to pip Atletico to the Spanish title pretty much sums up the Catalan club's season - close but not good enough by their lofty standards.

    How can Barca recover next season? Is it the end of an era at the Nou Camp, with Victor Valdes and Carles Puyol leaving? Can Atletico muscle in on the Real Madrid/Barca duopoly for a sustained period?

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    Néstor Ovando Fuentealba: Had Messi played this game, it would have been differe... ooooooh, wait..

  35. 19:52: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico defender Diego Godin, who scored the crucial equaliser at the Nou Camp: "We fought all season long, hanging on against difficult teams and against Real Madrid and Barcelona.

    "We felt the pressure today, a lot of things were going against us. But the coach told us just to be confident and believe in ourselves and the goal would come.''

  36. 19:47:  
    German CupHALF-TIME- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Toni Kroos thumps a free-kick straight into the Dortmund wall and Danish youngster Pierre Hojbjerg, 18, who has looked decent at right-back, drags wide as Bayern end the half firmly on top.

    Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, who, remember, is on his way to Bayern in the summer, also lifts a shot over just before the interval. With the quality on show, this has to improve after the break.

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    Aravind Kadiyala on Facebook: Amazing! Its been a decade since any team has dethroned the duopoly. Grande Atletico!

  38. 19:44: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico's success means that Barcelona must face up to the fact that their jam-packed trophy cabinet will not be getting another addition this summer.

    And it will come as shock to the system as it is the first season the Catalan club have been left empty-handed since 2008.

  39. 19:40: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Andres Iniesta

    Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: "Congratulations to Atletico. They are deserving champions.

    "We had our chances until the final game but they have been better and there is nothing more to say. We are hurt to lose the league in the final game.

    "We depended on ourselves to win and we haven't done, so there is great disappointment because if we had managed to do it the feeling would be very different."

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    DrHolmes: Too often Tata Martino's been caught short of ideas and out of depth in crucial games.

  41. 19:35: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid striker David Villa: League champions! Great team in every way!

    Atletico Madrid
  42. 19:33: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talking to Sky Sports: "Obviously we lost two key players in the first half and then they scored, so half-time came at the right moment for us.

    "At half-time Diego Simeone said 'we are better than this, we missed some small details'. The first 10 minutes of the second half were great, we scored and the last 30 minutes we had to run really hard."

  43. 19:31:  
    German CupBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Concern for Bayern, and potentially Germany, as Phillip Lahm continues limps after several minutes of treatment for a heel problem and is replaced by Franck Ribery. It's still very tight and scrappy in Berlin.

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    Gabriel in London: Absolutely unfathomable achievement by Simeone and Atletico and they got there with a relatively small budget and a season of counter-attacking master-classes. Great news for football!

  45. 19:24: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talking to Sky Sports: "With Madrid and Barca and all the money they have to buy great players, it is always difficult for Atletico. So we have to find another way.

    "We have good players, but not the best, and we have to work hard, stay together, have a good trainer, and then you can do good things.

    "The Atletico fans have had a difficult few years but hopefully we can win the Champions League final next week for them as well."

  46. 19:21:  
    German Cup finalBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Quite a start for Roman Weidenfeller. Arjen Robben plays Thomas Muller through and the Dortmund goalkeeper saves a powerful shot with his face.

    And, despite the tears in his eyes, the 33-year-old is at it again as he gets his hands to a powerful low effort from Robben.

  47. 19:19: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talking to Sky Sports: "It was a very hard game against a Barcelona side who knew what they had to do. Nobody - or very few people - gave us a chance after we drew against Malaga last week.

    "After 20 minutes we lost two important players through injury (Diego Costa and Arda Turan) but the players who came in were great.

    "How we came back from losing was great, then we had to suffer - and we did suffer. But we came through it."

  48. 19:15: 
    ATLETICO WIN SPANISH TITLE- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Diego Simeone celebrates Atletico Madrid's title win

    Joyous scenes at the Nou Camp as Atletico coach Diego Simeone is being thrown into the air by his jubilant players. The few lucky Atletico fans who managed to make the trip to Barcelona look shell-shocked by their team's success.


    OptaJose: Atletico Madrid have won their 10th Spanish league title - the third most after Real Madrid (32) and Barcelona (22).

  50. 19:10:  
    German CupLINE-UPS- Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer, Jojic, Sahin, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Groskreutz, Lewandowski

    Bayern: Neuer, Dante, Martinez, Robben, Rafinha, Boateng, Götze, Lahm, Moller, Hojbjerg, Kroos.

  51. 19:08:  
    German CupBorussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

    While Atletico continue their celebrations on the Nou Camp pitch, either Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich will be joining them in cracking open the champagne later. The Bundesliga big guns have kicked off their German Cup final in Berlin.

  52. 19:04: 
    ATLETICO WIN SPANISH TITLE- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

    Plenty of Barcelona fans have stayed behind at the Nou Camp after the final whistle to congratulate Atletico on their title triumph. The draw means Los Rojiblancos maintained their three-point advantage over the Catalans, with neighbours Real Madrid back in third, to become the first club since Valencia in 2004 to end their stranglehold.

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    James Gallagher: Incredibly, two teams scored over 100 goals in La Liga but neither were champions. Congratulations Atletico - well deserved!

    Alex Haworth: I celebrated that Atletico title win as if they were my own team. Brilliant achievement.

    Mikey: Incredible from Atletico Madrid. What an achievement.

  54. 18:58: 
    ATLETICO WIN SPANISH TITLE- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico boss Diego Simeone isn't a man known for his jovial personality and cheeky smile, but the stern Argentine allows himself a little grin as he milks the Nou Camp applause before slumping back into the dugout to contemplate the magnitude of his side's achievement.

  55. 18:55: 
    ATLETICO WIN SPANISH TITLE- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Remarkable scenes inside the Nou Camp as almost 100,000 Barca supporters, plus around 500 Atletico fans, rise to their fight to salute Diego Simeone and his men.

    ATLETICO WIN SPANISH TITLE- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    It is all over! Atletico are the Spanish champions for the first time since 1996.

  57. 90+2 mins: 
    INJURY TIME- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Free-kick for Barca as keeper Jose Manuel Pinto storms forward. That comes to nothing and Atletico survive. They are almost there....

  58. 90+1 mins: 
    INJURY TIME- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    So casual from Atletico as they ride out a Barca storm before playing their way out of trouble. Atletico are two minutes away from becoming Spanish champions.

  59. 90 mins: 
    INJURY TIME- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Still they are unable to carve another chance before Atletico break again and win a free-kick as Javier Mascherano hacks down Adrian Lopez.

    Three minutes of stoppage time. Time for a late melon twister?

  60. 89 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico break down the left flanks, where they decide to play a game of 'keep ball' to frustrate the hosts. That doesn't last long before Barca win back possession and are roared forward by the desperate home crowd.

  61. 87 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    The Barcelona fans can hardly bear to look as another chance goes begging. Adriano doesn't know whether he is crossing or shooting and as a result the ball flies out for an Atletico goal kick.

  62. 85 mins: 
    Final five- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Still Barca press. Still Atletico remain resolute. Five minutes for the home side to find something. A deflection off Gerard Pique's backside will do...

  63. 84 mins: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Barca have thrown centre-back Gerard Pique into attack and the big Spain centre-half instantly creates a nuisance of himself. He lunges towards Adriano's cross and claims he is illegally impeded by Diego Godin in the box. No chance of a penalty, says the referee.

  64. 83 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Now the play swings back up to the other end as Courtois's Barca counterpart Jose Manuel Pinto is called into action. An Atletico corner is turned goalwards inside a crowded penalty box, but Pinto somehow managed to clear with his shins.

  65. 82 mins: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois will not be claiming overtime from this shift, but he does what he needs to as Barca right-back Dani Alves tries his luck from distance. The Brazil international's shot whizzes towards the away goal and Courtois pushes the ball over his crossbar to safety.

  66. 80 mins: 
    Ten to go- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    There are some pensive faces around the Nou Camp - none more so than on Barca boss Tata Martino. Lionel Messi slips through the gears as he tries to open up the Atletico defence. But his pass towards Neymar is cut out and swiftly dealt with by the visitors.

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    Carl Hope: Atletico need another goal - too big a gamble to try and hold Barca.

    Rian Hoskins: Diego Godin has to be one of the best centre backs from set pieces. Certainly the unsung hero of the Atletico Madrid side.

  68. 77 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Xavi has been there, done it and got countless title-winning T-shirts. Now can the veteran midfielder help Barcelona to snatch the title from Atletico? He replaces Cesc Fabregas as Tata Martino throws the last of his tactical dice.

  69. 75 mins: 
    Final 15- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Barcelona v Atletico

    Nine months. Thirty-eight games. Plenty of sweat and a few tears. Now it is all down to the last 15 minutes of the Spanish season.

    If it stays like this then Atletico are champions. But if Barca nick a winner then the trophy is theirs.

  70. 73 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Barca are still hogging possession on the edge of the Atletico area, but the away team pose plenty of danger on the break. Alex Song knows that - which is why he uses his hand to stop Raul Garcia bursting forward from inside his own half.

  71. 71 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    A few shenanigans as the Atletico players in the wall try to delay the free-kick - and it works to perfection. Lionel Messi can only drill his left-footed shot straight at the yellow line of Atletico shirts to the disappointment of most inside the Nou Camp.

  72. 70 mins: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico left-back Felipe Luis goes into the book after unceremoniously slicing through Lionel Messi. The little Argentine dusts himself down and stands over the 20-yard free-kick...

  73. 69 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    But Atletico pounce on the break as Adrian Lopez races clear. The Atletico striker is about to pull the trigger as he approaches the Barca box, only to be denied by a perfectly-time challenge by Javier Mascherano.

  74. 67 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Lionel Messi has been rather quiet but you would be a fool to bet against him having a decisive impact in the final 25 minutes. Barca dominating possession as they search for a chink in Atletico's armour.

  75. 64 mins: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
    Lionel Messi! Barcelona players and supporters erupt in delight as Lionel Messi smashes a close-range volley into the back of the Atletico onion bag. But the celebrations are short-lived as the linesman, correctly, wafts his flag high into the air for offside.

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    Adelasoye Mayowa: Have I seen Messi's name in the text commentary?

  77. 63 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Time for a bold attacking move for Barca. Home boss Tata Martino brings on £50m Brazil star Neymar for Pedro, who has been pretty ineffective.

  78. 60 mins: 
    HALF AN HOUR TO GO- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Barca hit back as they retain possession for a sustained spell, probably for the first time since the break, but are crowded out by the well-drilled Atletico defence. They have got 30 minutes to force a title-winning goal.

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    Ben Dunbar: Whatever Atletico had at HT I want some. Cracking start to their 2nd half.

  80. 57 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    Now it is time for Barcelona to suffer an injury blow of their own. Holding midfielder Sergio Busquets lands awkwardly after a going for a high ball and appears to have damaged his hip. Former Arsenal player Alex Song trots on in his place and will provide some much-needed steel for Barca as they try to regroup.

  81. 54 mins: 
    As it stands- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    A quick reminder of what Diego Godin's equaliser for Atletico means....

    Barcelona v Atletico
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    Dobzilla: Gordinnnnnnn! Atleti back up in this!

    John Mcerney: FCB big game players need to perform backs against the wall now

  83. 52 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

    The Nou Camp falls silent after Diego Godin's equaliser - apart from the small pocket of Atletico fans, around 500 of them, high up in the stands. Those half-time oranges worked a treat for Diego Simeone's men because they are flying now. Barca look rattled.

  84. 49 mins: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid - Diego Godin
    Atletico Madrid

    And they batter it down almost instantly! Atletico defender Diego Godin thumps in a bullet header to level, from Koke's right-wing corner. That is richly deserved after a blistering start to the second half by the visiting players, who race to the corner to celebrate in a 'pile on'. They are on course to win their first title since 1996....

  85. 48 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    That serves as a warning as Atletico roar back into this match - they are knocking heavily on the home door.

  86. 46 mins: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico look fired up after what you can imagine was an inspirational - but slightly scary - team talk from the imposing figure that is Diego Simeone.

    And they almost equalise straight away as ex-Barca striker David Villa swivels and slams a low effort against the base of the home post.

  87. 18:04: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid know they have a big task ahead of them, but can't wait to get started as they walk out first - to a cacophony of jeers - into the cavernous bowl that is the Nou Camp.

    Barca are not far behind them though as the referee gives his whistle a short, sharp shrill. And that means it is game on.

  88. 18:02: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barca midfielder Xavi talked about the need for his team to bag an early goal, to force Atletico out and then allow the home side to exploit the space behind them. It wasn't that early but the Catalans certainly aren't complaining.

    Bit of statistical gold for you - Alexis Sanchez's strike is the first time in the five meetings between the sides this season that Barca have taken the lead.

  89. 17:59: 
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    So then La Liga fans, where is your money going now? Will Barca use all their silverware-winning experience to see out victory? Or can Atletico, without Diego Costa and Arda Turan who both trudged off inconsolably through injury, produce a better comeback than Gary Barlow?

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  90. 17:56: 
    HALF-TIME- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Excuse me a moment - I'm just drooling over that Alexis Sanchez goal again. I could watch replays of it all day long, it's simply stunning. As Tim says below, it is worthy of winning the title let alone the match.

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    Tim Stifler: What a goal! Probably title winning, completely worth it.

    Robbie Swan: Travesty. Barcelona have been nowhere near there best this season but it appears that is still good enough to win La Liga

  92. 17:51: 
    HALF-TIME- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona are 45 minutes away from retaining the Spanish title.

    Referee Antonio Mateu blows time on an engaging, if not spectacular, first half in the Nou Camp. Passions are running high as the teams leave the field, with a 'coming together' between the two sets of players. Barca defender Gerard Pique is right in the thick of the action, but it is team-mates Sergio Busquets and, perhaps more significantly, Lionel Messi who are shown yellow cards as they head down the tunnel.

  93. 45+2 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Not yet. A stray cross flies over the Barcelona goal before Jose Manuel Pinto gratefully grabs another high ball moments later. Barca boss Gerardo Martino harangues the fourth official as he questions the amount of added time, while his defender Gerard Pique urges the Nou Camp to turn up the volume.

  94. 45 mins: 
    INJURY TIME- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    But Atletico come back off the canvas as they win a flurry of corners. The visitors pose plenty of problems in the opposition penalty box from set pieces, but Koke's deliveries fail to find a yellow-shirted player as Barca survive.

    Three minutes of added time. Can Atletico grab a late equaliser?

  95. 42 mins: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Fantastic spell for Barcelona now as, backed by a noisy home support, they press for a second goal. But Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois does not need to get his gloves dirty as Diego Godin shepherds out the ball from Dani Alves.

  96. 40 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaAs it stands- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

    Alexis Sanchez's goal puts Barcelona in the driving seat to win the title. As it stands, they are level on points with Atletico, but go top by virtue of a better head-to-head.

  97. 37 mins: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    The tackles are flying in from all angles now as Atletico let out their frustration at conceding the opener. Diego Godin and Tiago both have their names taken by the referee in quick succession for, shall we say, rather agricultural challenges.

    Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker

    on Twitter: What a hit from Alexis Sanchez. Come on Barca!

  99. 34 mins: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid - Alexis Sanchez
    Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez

    Wow. Scrap that - Barca forward Alexis Sanchez has belted in an absolute screamer. The Chilean latches on to Lionel Messi's neat chest down, from Cesc Fabregas' lofted pass, before smashing in a fierce drive from a tight angle past a bewildered Thibaut Courtois. That was as an accurate finish as you're ever going to see. Advantage Barcelona.

  100. 31 mins: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    It was hard to pick a winner ahead of kick-off - and it is still hard to pick a winner with just over half an hour gone. It has turned into a chess match, with Barca full-backs Dani Alves and Adriano going down the flanks like castles, before Atletico trying to hit them on the counter.

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    Tim Stifler: Atletico Madrid need to go into the break with a clean sheet. Otherwise its over for them.

  102. 29 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barca keeper Jose Manuel Pinto, playing in place of the injured Victor Valdes, looks more nervous than a teenager going on a first date when he gets the ball at his feet. Gasps of panic can be heard from the home fans - and probably some of his team-mates - before he manages to hack clear with a pair of Atletico attackers bearing down on his goal.

  103. 27 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Good chance for Barcelona - the clearest opportunity of the match. Dani Alves swings in a pinpoint cross from the right which Pedro peels off to meet at the back stick. But the Spain forward cannot direct his header down as the ball flies harmlessly over Thibaut Courtois's crossbar.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    On Twitter: Real shame for Diego Costa. Off injured and possibly out of Champions League final too. Hopefully not the World Cup. He's utterly distraught.

  105. 25 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaAs it stands- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
    Barcelona v Atletico

    It has been a desperately unlucky start for Atletico Madrid, having lost key striker Diego Costa and influential winger Arda Turan to injury in the early stages. As it stands with a quarter gone, though, they are still top of the table and on course to win the title.

  106. 23 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Yep - that is Arda Turan's afternoon over too. Atletico coach Diego Simeone looks shell-shocked as he shakes his head in disbelief on the touchline. Turan, who is one of Atletico's main creative forces, also cries his eyes out as he is given a big man hug by Simeone after being replaced by Raul Garcia. Someone get the tissues out.

  107. 21 mins: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Did the Atletico team bus run over a black cat on its way to the Nou Camp today? Because they have another injury concern as midfielder Arda Turan stays on the turf holding his back after a heavy fall. The Turkey star manages to get to his feet and return to the field - but then he goes down again seconds later.

  108. 19 mins: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    As Atletico regroup from that setback, Barcelona use the opportunity to press. Left-back Adriano whips in a dangerous cross which Atletico defender Diego Godin heads out for a corner. That comes to nothing as Atletico survive.

  109. 16 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Nope, it is all over for Diego Costa. The burly striker breaks down in floods of tears as he sits on the Atletico bench with his streaming face covered by a training top. On comes Adrian Lopez in his place.

  110. 14 mins: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
    Atletico Madrid

    Blow for Atletico, boost for Barca. Star striker Diego Costa goes down clutching his dodgy hamstring after stretching his legs down the left. The Spain international looks disconsolate as he trudges off for treatment - can't see him returning.

  111. 12 mins: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    The Nou Camp lets out a collective sigh of relief as Gerard Pique hacks a dangerous Atletico cross over his own goal to safety.

    A swift Atletico move ends in marauding right-back Juanfran whipping in a teasing low cross which Pique deals with rather unconvincingly, but ultimately successfully.

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    Marcus Sheldrick: A great season could have a bitter ending for Atletico if they lose both their big games to their biggest rivals.

  113. 8 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    As expected it has been a high tempo start in the Nou Camp as Barca threaten down the other end. Home left-back Adriano shoots straight at Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois, who clutches the ball close to his chest.

  114. 5 mins: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barca defender Gerard Pique is back playing for the first time in eight matches after injury - and one of his first involvements is to clumsily hack down Koke. That earns him a yellow card but he escapes further punishment as Atletico defender Miranda nods the set-piece wide.

  115. 3 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona burst forward for the first time but Andres Iniesta gets caught between shooting and passing from the edge of the area, in the end doing neither as the ball flies wide.

  116. 2 mins:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

    Every Atletico touch is jeered by the partisan Catalan crowd, who are making plenty of noise in the opening stages as the visitors enjoy some early possession.

  117. 17:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    A huge roar greets the players as they emerge into the Nou Camp, with the 98,000-plus Barca fans inside this great sporting cathedral decked out in bright colours.

    This. Is. It. We're off!

  118. 17:00:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    Barcelona's players look focused as they waltz into the tunnel alongside their opponents. Andres Iniesta is all smiles as Sergio Busquets helps him stick on his captain's armband, while some of his team-mates - quite surprisingly - exchange hugs with their Atletico rivals. Can't imagine the likes of Miguel Angel Nadal doing that. The Beast would have kicked them out on to the pitch...

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    Robbie Swan: This Barcelona team's in decline and Atletico are on the rise. Would be better if Atletico win and I feel they are deserving.

  120. 16:58:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    BBC World's Alex South: "Not long until kick off and fans are still streaming into the Nou Camp. Plenty of Barca fans not happy that Xavi isn't playing. If Gerardo Martino wasn't popular before he certainly isn't now."

  121. 16:57:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    Kick-off is almost upon us. The Atletico players are going through their final warm-ups in the Nou Camp tunnel as they wait for their opponents to emerge. You've got time to nip for a quick brew before the action gets under way.

  122. 16:56:  
    Spanish La LigaKey moments of the season- Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona, Mar 2014

    Barcelona came out on top of what was arguably one of the best El Clasicos of all time. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona twice came back from a goal down to win.

    Atletico Madrid maintained their place at the top of the table with a 2-0 win against Real Betis, but the gap between the top three was now just one point.

  123. 16:55:  
    Spanish La LigaKey moments of the season- Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Sociedad, Feb 2014
    Atletico Madrid

    Atletico claimed the sole lead at the top of La Liga for the first time in 18 years as they eased to a 4-0 win against Real Sociedad to extend their unbeaten run to 23 games.

    Barcelona, meanwhile, dropped points at home to Valencia, who won 3-2 at the Nou Camp, leaving them three points off the top alongside Real, who drew 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao.

  124. 16:54:  
    Spanish La LigaKey moments of the season- Real Madrid 0 Atletico Madrid 1, Sep 2013
    Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid made a strong statement that they could be genuine title challengers when they won 1-0 at Real Madrid back in September.

    Gareth Bale came on at half-time for his home debut and although Real dominated possession, they could not find that crucial goal.

    The win meant Atletico moved five points clear of Real at the top, alongside Barcelona.

  125. 16:53:  
    Spanish La Liga

    It's been a La Liga season packed full with more twists, turns and shocks than the Big Dipper at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

    Now the title destiny is in the hands of both Barca and Atletico. Here's how the drama has unfolded over the past nine months...

  126. 16:51:  
    Spanish La LigaFULL-TIME- Real Madrid 3-1 Espanyol

    While Madrid's title challenge has already bitten the dust, Carlo Ancelotti's side can't switch off yet - they've got La Decima to play for.

    The nine-time European champions warmed up for next week's Champions League final against neighbours Atletico with a convincing final-day win over Espanyol.

    Wales wonder Gareth Bale bagged the opener before Alvaro Morata's brace sealed a 3-1 win at the Bernabeu. But there was a worry as Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of the pre-match warm up with a recurring muscle injury. Big blow.

  127. 16:49:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)
    Diego Simeone

    As shown by the online video of a young Fernando Torres singing his name on the Vincente Calderon terraces, Diego Simeone can do wrong in the eyes of Atletico fans.

    The ex-Argentina midfielder is already etched into the club's folklore for scoring 12 goals as Los Rojiblancos did the La Liga and Copa Del Rey double in 1996. And if his team manage to break Barcelona and Real Madrid's 10-year stranglehold on the Spanish title then they will be building a statue of 'Cholo' outside the Calderon.

  128. 16:46:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)
    Diego Simeone

    Atletico Madrid may only need a point to win La Liga, but Diego Simeone says that will not result in his side changing their style of play from what has already served them well throughout the season.

    "We have always kept the same identity. I do not think this will change for the last game," he says.

    "Personality will be important. To have arrived at this point, we have put in a lot of work and effort. It has not been easy, but we are here on merit."

  129. 16:43:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    BBC World's Giles Goford in Barcelona: "I've seen lots of friendly rivalry outside the Nou Camp today, these two guys are good pals, and they wished each other the best of luck for the game (who was crossing fingers?!)"

  130. 16:41:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    This season's title race has been the tightest since Barcelona snatched it from the hands of Deportivo La Coruna almost 20 years ago to the day.

    Deportivo, who started the final round of fixtures of the 1993-94 season top of the table, were at home to Valencia while Barcelona entertained Sevilla at the Nou Camp.

    Barca did what they needed to by winning 5-2, leaving all eyes on the action at Deportivo, who were goalless going into the final minute. They needed to win to claim the title and in the 89th minute they were awarded a penalty.

    Brazil star Bebeto, their usual penalty taker, decided he didn't fancy it and defender Miroslav Djukic stepped up to take it - but missed. Heartbreak at Deportivo, but jubilant celebrations at the Nou Camp.

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    John McEnerney: Will Atletico Madrid park the bus or go for the win? Barcelona to turn on the style or implode? Atletico Madrid might be thinking about Lisbon. Barca to sneak it.

  132. 16:37:  
    German CupBorussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich (19:00 BST)

    While all our attention is focused on the Nou Camp, two other teams will get their paws on major silverware in Europe today.

    Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are slugging it out later in the German Cup final and we will be telling you about every kick in Berlin's Olympic Stadium later.

    And, if continental football isn't your thing, then it is also the FA Cup final as Arsenal take on Hull. Clearly you don't want to take your eyes away from this page for very long, but if you must then you can also follow all the latest from Wembley here.

  133. 16:33:  
    Spanish La LigaTwo Lionel Messis?- Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    BBC World's Alex South at the Nou Camp: "If only. Messi used to love playing against Atletico scoring freely but he's drawn a blank against them in the last 6 games. Testament to the difference Diego Simeone has made. Taking the same group of players that used to be happy coasting to third and turning them into title challengers."

  134. 16:30: 
    Get involved

    Now I'm certainly not going start questioning the wise words of a footballing genius such as Xavi - but you lot can if you like.

    Is he right, do Barcelona deserve to win the title? Or are Atletico - who have topped the table for the past eight weeks - more worthy winners?

    Can Lionel Messi celebrate his new contract with a match-winning, no title-winning, performance? Or will Diego Costa nab the headlines for the umpteenth time this season?

    Whatever your preferred method of communication is, don't be shy in telling us. You can voice your opinions using #bbceurofooty on Twitter, by sending a text to 81111, or posting on our Facebook page. Go!

  135. 16:27:  
    Spanish La LigaBarca deserve title?

    Barcelona skipper Xavi believes his team "deserve" to win the Spanish title following a testing season for the Catalan club off the pitch.

    Former coach Tito Vilanova died last month after a long fight against cancer, while the club's normally-saintly reputation was twice dragged through the mud earlier this year.

    Barcelona faced tax fraud charges over the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last summer before being eventually cleared, and were then given a 14-month transfer ban by Fifa, who later put the embargo on hold, for illegally signing international players under the age of 18.

  136. 16:25: 
    Atletico win = Atletico win the title
    Barcelona v Atletico

    Los Rojiblancos have not won a league match at the Nou Camp since February 2006, when Fernando Torres scored twice in a 3-1 win.

    They know that ending this dismal record is not essential, but victory in front of a passionate Catalan crowd would end a superb season in style.

  137. 16:22: 
    Draw = Atletico win the title
    Barcelona v Atletico

    With Diego Simeone's side holding a three-point advantage, they know a draw will be enough to clinch a first La Liga title since 1996.

    Atletico have already earned two draws at the Nou Camp this season - a 0-0 stalemate in August's Super Cup and a 1-1 draw in the Champions League last month.

  138. 16:19: 
    Barca win = Barca win the title
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

    If teams are level on points in the Spanish top-flight then they are separated by their head-to-head record, not goal difference.

    Barcelona will move level with Atletico on 89 points if they secure victory.

    And it means they will go above Atletico as a win gives them a superior head-to head record, after the sides drew 0-0 in January's reverse fixture.

  139. 16:17:  
    Spanish La LigaBarcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    "Atletico will never last the pace," they cried. "Their squad is not deep enough," they jeered. "Barca and Real Madrid's strength will show in the final part of the season," they sneered.

    Not so. Whatever happens today, Atletico have enjoyed a truly remarkable season. Back in August, nobody outside of the Vicente Calderon would have given them a cat in hell's chance of ending the Barca/Real duopoly.

    But, after seeing Real slip off the pace a fortnight ago, it is now a straight footrace between them and the defending champions. Here is what could happen today...

  140. 16:13:  
    Spanish La LigaThe hottest ticket in Europe- Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)
    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

    BBC World's Alex South at the Nou Camp: "Notice the price. 227 euros! Lionel Messi's new contract doesn't pay for itself. Despite the price many think it's worth it for this title decider. Tickets are actually changing hands for much more as Atletico chase their first title in 18 years. Barca just want to bring joy back to the Nou Camp after a difficult year on and off the pitch."

  141. 16:09: 
    LINE-UPS- Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (17:00 BST)

    Barcelona starting XI: Pinto, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, Sergio, Cesc, Iniesta, Alexis, Pedro, Messi. Subs: Xavi, Neymar, Bartra, Song, Alba, Tello, Olazabal

    Atletico starting XI: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Luis, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Turan, Villa, Costa. Subs: Aranzubia, Suarez, Adrian, Raul Garcia, Alderweireld, Diego, Sosa

  142. 16:08: 
    Breaking Atletico team news
    Diego Costa

    Good news for Atletico Madrid as prolific striker Diego Costa starts at the Nou Camp.

    The Brazil-born striker, who has scored 27 goals this season, missed last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Malaga with a hamstring injury.

  143. 16:06: 
    Breaking Barca team news

    Barcelona's usual skipper Xavi is only on the bench as coach Tata Martino names the same midfield trio - Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas - which started last weekend's goalless draw at Elche.

  144. 16:04: 

    Now Atletico are just 90 minutes from winning La Liga once again. And WHAT a 90 minutes we have in prospect.

    It's Barcelona v Atletico. It's second v first. It's winner takes all (well, almost). It's a real-life script which the writers behind Escape to Victory, When Saturday Comes and, er, Goal could only dream of creating.

    Atletico need just a draw in the Nou Camp to lift the trophy and shake off their Wannabes tag. But defeat to the Catalan club and 2 Becomes 1 in the Champions League finalists' hunt for trophies this season.

  145. 16:00: 
    Spice Girls

    Cast your mind back to May 1996.

    England was preparing to host a successful European Championships where Terry Venables' side were just Gazza's toe away from reaching the final. TFI Friday - Chris Evans's madcap entertainment chat show - had just been thrust on to our television screens. And the Spice Girls were about to rule the world with the impending release of 'Wannabe'.

    But for Atletico Madrid fans, that month is much more memorable than Posh, Ginger, Scary, Baby and Sporty. For it is the last time that Los Rojiblancos were crowned champions of Spain.

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Spanish La Liga summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Barcelona 28 63 68
No movement 2 Real Madrid 28 52 64
No movement 3 Valencia 28 30 60
No movement 4 Atl Madrid 28 30 59
No movement 5 Sevilla 28 18 55
No movement 6 Villarreal 28 17 49
No movement 7 Málaga 28 0 44
No movement 8 Ath Bilbao 28 -6 39
No movement 9 Real Sociedad 28 -4 36
No movement 10 Celta de Vigo 28 -2 35
No movement 11 Rayo Vallecano 28 -17 35
No movement 12 Espanyol 28 -5 34
No movement 13 Getafe 28 -15 29
No movement 14 Eibar 28 -12 28
No movement 15 Elche 28 -29 27
No movement 16 Deportivo de La Coruña 28 -21 26
No movement 17 Almería 28 -19 25
No movement 18 Levante 28 -29 25
No movement 19 Granada CF 28 -25 23
No movement 20 Córdoba 28 -26 18

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