Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 2.
Lionel Messi celebrated the birth of his second son with a winning goal as Barcelona went top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid.
Messi, who had not scored in Barca's first two league games, started on the bench after missing training on Friday to be with his new baby boy Mateo.
Atletico went ahead six minutes after the break when Fernando Torres rolled in a shot, but Neymar equalised.
Messi then grabbed the winner after being set up by Luis Suarez.
It was the Argentina international's 287th La Liga goal for Barcelona, extending his lead as the competition's all-time top scorer.
|La Liga's all-time top scorers|
|Player||Clubs||Years in La Liga||Goals|
|1. Lionel Messi||Barcelona||2004-||287|
|2. Telmo Zarra||Athletic Bilbao||1940-1955||251|
|3. Hugo Sanchez||Atletico MadridReal MadridRayo Vallecano||1981-1994||234|
|4. Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||2009||230|
|5. Raul||Real Madrid||1994-2010||228|
His goal came on the day that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo became his club's record league scorer - and moved up to fourth in the overall standings with 230 goals - by scoring five in a 6-0 win at Espanyol.
Messi had scored in Argentina's 2-2 midweek draw with Mexico but was seeking his first La Liga goal of the season before Saturday's game.
He saw Suarez hit the bar in a poor first half, before Atletico took the lead early in the second when Torres finished off a fine counter-attack.
That lead lasted only four minutes, though, as Neymar curled in a stunning free-kick from 20 yards.
Barcelona had a penalty appeal rejected when Atletico defender Diego Godin appeared to handle the ball, but Messi won the match with a stylish, low finish.
- 20Torres Belén
- 24Giménez de VargasBooked at 89mins
- 3Filipe LuísBooked at 43mins
- 10Torres MuñozBooked at 18minsSubstituted forFerreira-Carrascoat 60'minutes
- 14Fernández ArenasSubstituted forViettoat 81'minutes
- 5Cardoso Mendes
- 9TorresSubstituted forMartínezat 62'minutes
- 1Moyá Rumbo
- 1ter Stegen
- 20Roberto Carnicer
- 23VermaelenSubstituted forMathieuat 28'minutes
- 4RakiticSubstituted forMessiat 60'minutes
- 8IniestaBooked at 44mins
- 17El Haddadi
- Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Barcelona 2.
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).
Foul by Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Hand ball by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).
Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Giménez (Atlético de Madrid).
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.
Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Neymar.
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jackson Martínez (Atlético de Madrid).
Attempt saved. Jackson Martínez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross.
Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Luciano Vietto replaces Gabi.
Foul by Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Jan Oblak.