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Summary

  1. Messi impresses with a goal and two assists
  2. Neymar and Suarez for 2-0 before Mandzukic's penalty
  3. Second-placed Barca move a point within Real Madrid
  4. Defending champions Atletico four adrift in third

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

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    This is the picture - and performance - that Barcelona fans have been longing to see. The heralded triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar finally clicked into gear to end a tumultuous week for the Catalan club on a high.

    Barca are back on Thursday when they play Elche in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, following on from Atletico's trip to neighbours Real Madrid in the same competition.

    And we will be back too. Make sure you join us then for live coverage. Adios!

  2. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    So it has been a tale of two managers at the Nou Camp tonight. Barca coach Luis Enrique was supposedly on the ropes after being pounded for recent results and his alleged row with Lionel Messi. But he has surely bought himself more time following that slick display.

    However, it is back to the drawing board for Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone. Perhaps two big matches in quick succession - they beat Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday - took its toll on his men.

  3. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Wills Oblates Ubuntu: Leo Messi's aggressive play tonight has gone a long way to show he is a Barca man in and out. I sincerely don't see him leaving Camp Nou.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Napoli 1-3 Juventus

    Italian Serie A

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    Defending champions Juventus move three points clear in Italy's Serie A as they beat fourth-placed Napoli in a 3-1 away win.

    Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal sealed victory late on after fellow midfielder Paul Pogba and defender Martin Caceres had scored earlier. Miguel Britos had levelled for Rafa Benitez's Napoli.

  5. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Simon Richardson: Magnificent marvellous, mesmeric maestro Messi menaces men from Madrid...

  6. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    Luis enrique

    "Maybe Luis Enrique can bring the glory days back to Barcelona, after all. Messi was dynamite and will get all the headlines, but looking at the bigger picture it's perhaps more important that he was merely one part - albeit the most important part - of a proper team performance. After the week he's had, dragging that kind of collective, organised effort out of his team is quite an achievement for Enrique, and gives him and the team something to build on."

  7. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    But it is a damaging defeat for current champions Atletico. Diego Simeone's men are three points behind Barca, and four adrift of neighbours Real. Is La Liga now a two-horse race?

  8. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    All over at the Nou Camp! Massive win for Barcelona, who move within a point of leaders Real Madrid (who have played a game fewer).

    Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi
  9. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico substitute Fernando Torres beats Claudio Bravo with a low shot - but he doesn't beat the offside flag.

    Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres
  10. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    Shaky moment for Barca keeper Claudio Bravo, who almost allows Atletico to set up a grandstand finish. He flaps as he tries to claim a free-kick swung into the box, but is saved by the referee's whistle.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    Standing ovation for Luis Suarez as the goalscorer is replaced by Pedro.

  12. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    The Nou Camp is rocking - for the right reasons - as Barca edge towards an important win. Three minutes of stoppage time.

  13. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "Messi deserved that goal, and after the week that Barca have been through it's entirely appropriate that their star man should cap such an influential performance with the game-clincher. He is the undeniable King of the Nou Camp and you wonder if Luis Enrique will have to rethink his relationship with the Argentine. Clearly, he can only be a long-term success if Messi is on his side.

  14. GOAL

    Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid - Lionel Messi

    Who else? A beaming smile breaks out across Lionel Messi's face as he caps a mesmeric performance with a goal. The Argentine superstar plays a one-two with Ivan Rakitic inside the Atletico box, gets lucky with a rebound off an away defender, before coolly slipping the ball past Miguel Angel Moya. Game over.

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi celebrates
  15. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Make that 10 bookings. Atletico sub Raul Garcia raises his arms at Neymar who fails theatrically to the ground. Could have been red.

  16. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    This is getting silly now. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin aggressively clatters into the back of Luis Suarez to become the NINTH man to be booked.

  17. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Ryan: I've watched most of Messi's performances, but I don't think i've ever seen him play as aggressive as this! Actually refreshing!

  18. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Lionel Messi looks like an angry young man at odds with the world tonight. The Barca forward dangerously goes into a challenge with Atletico keeper Miguel Angel Moya with his studs raised. That earns him a booking.

    Lionel Messi clashes with Atletico keeper Miguel Angel Moya
    Lionel Messi is booked
  19. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "There are a few signs that Barca are starting to lose their shape, which would be very dangerous against such a well-drilled team as Atletico. It won't be easy as tiredness sets in and Atletico start to take more risks, but Barca need to really concentrate on keeping their positional discipline and organisation. Atletico are looking more and more threatening."

  20. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Sublime skill from Arda Turan opens up the Barca defence, his cheeky flick finding Fernando Torres, who flashes a low cross-shot towards the Barca goal. Keeper Claudio Bravo unconvincingly palms clear but Barca survive...

  21. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Better spell for Atletico as they look to pick holes in a tiring Barca defence....

  22. FINAL FIFTEEN

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    The clock is ticking down for Atletico. But the visitors almost create a chance on the counter attack. Mario Mandzukic finds space on the right, pinging a quick ball towards Fernando Torres. But Barca keeper Claudio Bravo is alert to race off his line and gather. The 2009 version of Torres would have snaffled that opportunity.

  23. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Of course, who can forget Fernando Torres' wonderfully-taken goal which put Chelsea into the Champions League final? Or Gary Neville's far-too-excitable commentary?

    But the Atletico striker has not had sight of that same Nou Camp goal yet. Quiet introduction for the Spain international. Only takes a second to score a goal though...

  24. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Julian Croker: We remember the last time Torres played in the Nou Camp. Came on as sub with his team 2-1 down .. dramatic late equaliser due?

  25. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    Tiago

    "The athleticism and energy of Ivan Rakitic have played an important part in Barca's ability to maintain such pressure on Atletico, and you wonder if this will be the game which makes Enrique finally decide to make the Croatian a cornerstone of his midfield at the expense of Xavi, who has been a magnificent player but just can't compete physically any longer and often finds himself overrun."

  26. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    What time is it? Torres time.

    'El Nino' is not an Atletico kid anymore, more of an elder statesman, as the 30-year-old jogs on for his second La Liga debut for his boyhood heroes.

    Can he cause an almighty upset by clawing back an equaliser?

  27. Post update

    Napoli 1-2 Juventus

    Italian Serie A

    Two goals in the space of five minutes in Italy as Juventus remain on course to stretch their lead at the top of Serie A.

    Miguel Britos levels for fourth-placed Napoli but Martin Caceres restores the visitors lead. Into the last 10 minutes.

    Juventus celebrate
  28. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Fleet-footed Neymar jinks into the centre of the Atletico half, skipping past two challenges, as Barca threaten again. But the Brazil poster boy is hauled back, rather cynically, by Tiago. The Portuguese midfielder becomes the latest name to be jotted down in the referee's notepad. the official has got quite a collection now.

  29. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico have an extra spring in their step after that goal. Right-back Juanfran - perhaps lucky not to see a second booking after clattering into Neymar again moments ago - pounds forward. But his cute delivery fails to find a fellow white shirt as Barca clear from their six-yard box.

  30. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Andy Bennett: Deary me, what an appalling decision! Gamez wasn't affected by the tap, but folded his legs up.

    Blueforever: Well you don't see Messi giving a penalty away everyday...

  31. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "Atletico have been aggrieved with the decisions they've received from referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco tonight, but they certainly benefitted from one there. Messi appeared to win the ball and there was a gasp of astonishment around the stadium when the penalty was awarded. But congratulations to Mario Mandzukic for managing to strike the ball cleanly amid the ear-splitting whistles which greeted his run-up."

  32. Post update

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    Television replays still don't provide much clarity on the penalty decision. Although with Atletico feeling Lionel Messi handled in the build up to Barca's second goal then perhaps justice has been served. Wonder what our man in Barcelona reckons....

  33. GOAL

    Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid - Mario Mandzukic

    Game on! Atletico striker Mario Mandzukic shows nerves of steel to smack the spotkick into the roof of the Barca net. The away team are back in the contest after converting their first shot on target.

    Mario Mandzukic celebrates for Atletico Madrid
  34. PENALTY TO ATLETICO

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Hope for Atletico? They win a penalty after Lionel Messi (yes, really) trips Atletico defender Jesus Gamez in the Barca box.

  35. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Atletico don't mind playing some rough tactics - and here a couple more examples of their steelier side. Moments after right-back Juanfran goes into the book for a crude tackle on Neymar, Turkey midfielder Arda Turan escapes punishment for dumping Andres Iniesta on his backside.

  36. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    'Messi, Messi, Messi' rings out around the Nou Camp, telling you everything you need to know about the star of this show. The Barca hero wriggles clear close to the byeline on the right, but is hauled back by the referee for an indiscretion.

  37. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Mfreke Smith: A certain LVG should be watching and taking down notes. Dominance should equal goals.

    Tim Oliver: The stage is sent for one Fernando Torres.

  38. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    The Barca defence clear the set-piece - straight out for another. Atletico win a left-wing corner which centre-back Diego Godin - a menace for defenders in the opposing penalty area - climbs highest to meet. But his header flies narrowly over the Barca bar.

  39. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Quiet start to the second half - Luis Enrique looks relaxed as he kicks back in his padded dug-out seat.

    Then, Atletico win a free-kick as striker Mario Mandzukic is clattered by Barca defender Javier Mascherano.

  40. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Game on. The home side get the match back under way. No changes for either team at the break.

    Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Atletico's Diego Godin go for the ball
  41. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Both sets of players re-emerge from the Nou Camp tunnel. I'm sure the ears of the Atletico players will be ringing from Diego Simeone's half-time rocket.

  42. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Providing there isn't a remarkable turnaround at the Nou Camp, the Spanish top-flight table will make better reading for Barcelona then it will Atletico.

    La Liga
  43. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    At least JB (see below) is optimistic of an away fightback. Admirable.

    But, of course, he is right because only a fool would completely write off Atletico. Or, for that matter, write off any Diego Simeone side.

  44. Get involved

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    JB Fofana: The second half will be different because Atletico will come back and win the game.

  45. First-half statistics

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

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  46. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona have been excellent. Atletico have been woeful. Don't believe me? The first-half statistics back it up...

  47. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    Lionel Messi and Neymar

    "If Lionel Messi really is trying to get Luis Enrique sacked, as many think, he's not doing a very good job of it tonight. He has been outstanding, and in general it was easily Barca's most organised, disciplined and committed 45 minutes of the season. Perhaps last season as well. Atletico can only improve, and surely will."

  48. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Crisis? What crisis? I wish my team were suffering this type of crisis.

    Barcelona, inspired by Lionel Messi, are purring against their title rivals. I imagine Atletico boss Diego Simeone will be firing out a few choice words at the break.

  49. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barca are sniffing blood as half-time approaches. But Luis Suarez runs out of space in the left channel as the ball drifts out of play. One minute of added time.

  50. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Wills Oblates Ubuntu: Funny old game. Pressure was on Enrique to win, his team is winning. Pressure was on Suarez to deliver and he just scored.

    Räbin: When people complain strikers should play from middle, they should look at how greats like Henry & Messi help teams score.

    Dane Le Page: Barca in crisis? They could still win the treble in this form... Messi's on a mission!

  51. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Lionel Messi is enjoying himself - and nearly nets with a bullet header. That goes down as another chance for Barcelona as the ball flashes past the Atletico post after Messi was picked out by Dani Alves.

  52. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

    Five minutes for Atletico to make a fist of this before half-time. But to be honest, that does not look like happening - Barca keeper Claudio Bravo has not got his gloves dirty yet. No shots on target for the visitors.

  53. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid

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    Barca coach Luis Enrique shows what a win would mean to him, jigging with delight on the touchline after Luis Suarez fires in the second.

    It is not the slickest move, rather like an embarrassed uncle trying to dance at a wedding. But he has suffered a lot of flak recently, so we'll let him off.

  54. GOAL

    Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid - Luis Suarez

    There it is. Easy peasy for Barcelona as Lionel Messi carves apart the Atletico defence in the blink of the eye. Despite a suspicion of handball in the build-up, the Argentine quickly threads through to Luis Suarez who clinically buries a first-time shot. Long way back for Atletico.

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez celebrates
  55. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Oh hello. Tempers flare as Atletico striker Mario Mandzukic clashes with Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets. It is like a scene outside a nightclub as about 15 men pile in. Yellow card for Mandzukic, who caught Busquets with a flailing arm as they jumped for a high ball.

    Mario Mandzukic is booked
  56. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "It's been a strangely flat and uncompetitive first half hour from Atletico, and Diego Simeone has been an animated figure on the sidelines in the last few minutes, making a number of exhortations to his players and having an extended chat with his assistant German Burgos. We'll have to see what solution they can dream up, but this start has not been like Atletico at all."

  57. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    So far so good for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. His side have battered Atletico in the opening half-hour, although he may be concerned that they don't have a second goal to show for their dominance.

  58. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    More Lionel Messi magic. The Barcelona forward, playing more on the right with Luis Suarez through the middle and Neymar on the left, has Atletico left-back Jesus Gamez on toast.

    Messi skips past his opponent inside the Atletico box, unleashing a fierce shot at the away goal. But keeper Miguel Angel Moya sticks out a big right hand to block.

  59. Get involved

    #bbceurofooty

    Paul Collins: Typical Atletico. Kicking Messi around the field already with stupid tackles. Not a fan but come on Barca make them pay

  60. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona should be 2-0 ahead. Neymar somehow manages not to double his personal tally as he fires wide with the goal gaping.

    Luis Suarez picked him out at the far post with a sumptuous lobbed pass. Atletico could be further behind than just 1-0.

  61. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    This is starting to get spicier than a healthy helping of Spanish chorizo. Atletico defender Jesus Gamez launches into a flying challenge on Lionel Messi close to the right touchline. Booking.

  62. GOAL

    Napoli 0-1 Juventus - Paul Pogba (29 mins)

    Paul Pogba gives Serie A leaders Juventus the lead against fourth-placed Napoli. The former Manchester United midfielder spectacularly drives home from the edge of the penalty area.

    Paul Pogba celebrates for Juventus
  63. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "Neymar has supposedly been Messi's great ally in his battle with Luis Enrique this week, allegedly breaking them up in the changing room during a post-training session quarrel. So it was fitting that Messi teed up the opener for Neymar - although it really should have been Luis Suarez's goal - and the duo ran straight into each other's arms to celebrate. Messi and Neymar on song together….remind me again, why are Barca struggling?"

  64. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Neymar manfully continues before going back down to the ground when he sees the blood stain. The medical men quickly strap him up, splashing a hefty soak of the magic sponge of the wound, before he returns moments later. Barca back to 11 men.

    Neymar Jr holds up a bloodied sock
  65. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Oooof! A meaty challenge from teenage Atletico defender Jose Gimenez leaves Barca scorer Neymar writhing around on the Nou Camp turf. No real intent from the Uruguayan, but it still leaves his Brazilian rival with blood soaking his pristine right sock.

  66. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    (Beleaguered?) Barca boss Luis Enrique, hands deep in his black overcoat, still has a stern expression across his face. Neymar's opening goal has not cheered him up.

  67. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

    Almost a second goal for Barca! Atletico's usually sturdy defence is rocking, allowing Barca left-back Jordi Alba to fire in a wicked, angled drive. That is too hot for Miguel Angel Moya to handle, but the Atletico keeper recovers quickly to smother Luis Suarez on the rebound.

  68. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid - Neymar (12 mins)

    Messi + Luis Suarez + Neymar = Barcelona goal. Messi skips around Diego Godin in the Atletico box, Suarez knocks on to Neymar, who clinically fires in low at the far post. Advantage Barca.

    Neymar Jr celebrates for Barcelona
  69. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Here's a rare collector's item - Lionel Messi shanks an excellent chance. Neymar jinks through the Atletico defence, scooting from left to right, before threading a neat pass to the Argentina skipper. Messi is looking into the whites of Atletico keeper Miguel Angel Moya's eyes, but haplessly slices wide of his left-hand post.

  70. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    All Barcelona. The home side hog possession, with Lionel Messi - predictably - having plenty of touches. No clear sight of the Atletico goal yet.

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi takes on Atletico's Jesus Gamez
  71. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Simon Oakley: Controversy and pressure are the nights where Lionel Messi comes alive. The headlines are there to be written.

    Wills Oblates Ubuntu: All eyes will be on Messi and Enrique tonight. Barca losing tonight will pile more intense pressure on Enrique's tired head

  72. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Barca settle into their stride, forcing a left-hand corner. Home defender Gerard Pique and Atletico centre-back Diego Godin grapple in the box, Pique looks incredulously towards the referee. Nothing given - for him - as Atletico win a free-kick.

  73. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Encouraging start from Atletico, who burst on to the front foot. France youngster Antoine Griezmann, who has impressed since arriving from Real Sociedad, looks for an opening the left. But he gets no change.

  74. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    The Nou Camp pauses for a moment, with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu among those holding up a supportive message, for the victims of the French terrorist attacks.

    Then, the football begins as Atletico kick off.

  75. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Both sets of players - and the 90,000 fans crammed into the Nou Camp - applaud Lionel Messi as he receives another gong to stick in his trophy cabinet. Unfortunately Luis Enrique did not hand over the memento (see 19:57).....

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi receives an award
  76. Line-ups

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    A quick reminder of the two teams as we wait for kick-off? Go on then...

    Barcelona: Bravo, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar. Subs. Ter Stegen, Pedro, Rafinha, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Adriano and Munir.

    Atletico Madrid: Moya; Gamez, Gimenez, Godin, Juanfran; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan; Griezmann, Mandzukic. Subs. Siqueira, Suarez, Raul Garcia, Oblak, Niguez, Torres, Miranda.

  77. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Moments away from kick-off now. A relaxed Lionel Messi is smiling as he stands with Luis Suarez in the Nou Camp tunnel. Unhappy? Looks happy enough to me.

  78. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Ahead of kick-off, Lionel Messi will be handed a shiny trophy to mark him becoming La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer. Wouldn't it be fun if the Spanish league bosses made his manager hand it over?

  79. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    Torres

    "The last time Fernando Torres was here, he scored an injury time goal to secure Chelsea's victory over Barca in the 2012 Champions League semi-final. Atletico can top that, though: the last time they were here, they won the La Liga title with a 1-1 draw in May. And they definitely haven't got the respect they deserve for that triumph: they are one of the best teams in the world and it will be a surprise if they don't win at least one of La Liga, the Copa del Rey or the Champions League this season."

  80. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Mikhail AR Johnson: As a Chelsea fan I just wanna see Nando prosper so I'm all for Atletico beating Barça.

    Rian Hoskins: With all the speculation surrounding the club as well as Luis Enrique's future, I can see Messi nicking the winner for Barca.

    Mehmet Ali Aksu: Suspect Arda Turan to score tonight. Though it feels boring this year maybe the quality of football has dropped by both teams.

  81. Get involved

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    Bob in Chichester on text: Biggest news for Barca is Pique starting. Needs to be getting more game time. Enrique needs to keep the La Masia graduates on side.

  82. FULL-TIME

    Granada 1-1 Real Sociedad

    Spanish La Liga

    David Moyes earns another point as Real Sociedad move up to 12th in La Liga.

    La Real were 15th when the Scot arrived but have lost just one of their seven matches under his watch. Although they have only won two of those games...

  83. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

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    James Clarke on Facebook: Messi can't leave he is financially impossible to sign , Barca have trapped the poor lad earning all that money

    Yaks Isiaka Adams: The only thing i know is no amount of media talk can get Messi away from Camp Nou....

    Sanusi Ibrahim Adam: Messi is likely to stay, but at the expence of Enrique's job, as for Torres, he will be ok.

  84. Barca not falling for Simeone's 'tricks'

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Diego Simeone

    That Diego Simeone is a fibber isn't he? Last year, the Atletico coach claimed his team weren't capable of winning La Liga and now he is spinning out the same line. But Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is refusing to buy it.

    "Last season Simeone was saying at this stage that he didn't think his team were real contenders for the title. But he 'tricked' us," says the Barca boss.

    "Now he's saying the same thing again, and we're not falling for it. Atletico play very well as a unit. And they are very dangerous from set pieces and on the counter attack."

  85. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Barcelona v Atletico
  86. Get involved

    #bbceurofooty

    Abdullah Mulla: I think Atletico will end up with a win tonight. Godin is incredible, wouldn't be surprised if a few cheeky bids go in for him.

    Taimour: Surely Atletico Madrid beating Barca can't be considered as an upset.... They are the current Spanish champions!

  87. When they last met

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Cast your mind back eight months to a world where Luis Enrique was still Celta Vigo coach, Luis Suarez was still a Liverpool player and Fernando Torres was still struggling to score goals. At least some things don't change.

    Anyway, back in May, these sides met in the mother of all title showdowns. The final day of a pulsating season. Second v first.

    Barca knew they would snatch La Liga with a victory. Atletico knew a draw would secure their first title since 1996.

    The home side went ahead as Alexis Sanchez smashed in a superb first-half opener, before Diego Godin headed an equaliser after the break.

    And the 1-1 draw was enough for Atletico, with the Nou Camp sportingly rising to its collective feet to salute the 'campeones' at the final whistle.

    Atletico Madrid
  88. When they last met...

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Put your hand up if you're feeling a little bit giddy about this match? Me too.

    Although my stomach is not excitedly turning like it was when the sides last met....

  89. Neck and neck...

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
  90. Different day, different idea

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at the Nou Camp

    "At the 27th time of asking, Barca boss Luis Enrique STILL hasn't repeated a starting eleven, naming 27 different line-ups. You'd think that wouldn't be mathematically possible, but he's somehow achieved it. And he might not get too many more chances because it's quite feasible this could prove to be his last game in charge.

    "That might seem extreme, but sacking an unpopular manager who has fallen out with the team's star player would hardly be a shock in the run-up to a presidential election."

  91. GOAL

    Granada 1-1 Real Sociedad

    Sociedad boss David Moyes watches his side's lead disappear. Bottom side Granada, deservedly, level from the spot as Fran Rico squeezes in a penalty. Ten minutes left.

  92. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Sameer Bari: Backing up Atletico to cause another upset. They have strengthened their squad in the summer. Torres to score.

    mthokozisi: Barca are a house in turmoil but write them off at your own peril, Atletico are made of sterner stuff, expect fireworks.

    Djethro Colmer: Torres on the bench? Just like his last visit to Barca, he will round the keeper and score in the 90th min to grab a result.

  93. Post update

    Fabio Borini

    Liverpool striker Fabio Borini on Twitter: "A very big thanks Luis Suarez for the tickets! Very happy to see you play and all the best!!

  94. Line-ups

    Napoli v Juventus (19:45 GMT)

    Italian Serie A

    Napoli starting XI: Rafael; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Britos; Gargano, David Lopez; De Guzman, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain.

    Juventus starting XI: Buffon, Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal, Tevez, Llorente.

  95. Napoli bidding to upset leaders

    Napoli v Juventus (19:45 GMT)

    Italian Serie A

    Rafa Benitez

    Napoli entertain Serie A leaders Juventus this evening, looking to take third spot back off Lazio.

    Rafael Benitez's men are a point behind Lazio, after the 2-2 Rome derby draw this afternoon, and would close to within seven points of joint leaders Juve and Roma.

    Napoli will be full of confidence having beaten the Old Lady in the Italian Supercup final last month.

  96. Stat attack

    Opta Jose: 71.4% - Five of the Real Sociedad's seven La Liga goals under David Moyes have been scored by Carlos Vela.

  97. Post update

    Granada 0-1 Real Sociedad

    Spanish La Liga

    David Moyes winces as a Granada shot crashes against La Real post. His side are rocking as they hang on - just - to their slender lead thanks to Carlos Vela's first-half penalty.

  98. Get involved

    #bbceurofooty

    So which corner are you backing tonight? The ageing heavyweights of Barca or the plucky underdogs who keep upsetting the odds? And don't be afraid to tell us your thoughts on the Lionel Messi saga either.

    To nick a line from legendary rockers The Clash...should he stay or he should go? You've got to let me know. Tweet using #bbceurofooty, text 81111 or post on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

  99. What's wrong with Barca?

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Dissatisfaction? But Barcelona are second in the Spanish top-flight, well in the thick of the title action. But they also reached the Champions League knockout phase as group winners. But they have one foot already in the last eight of the Copa del Rey.

    What is there to be dissatisfied about? Plenty according to the demanding Catalonians. Find out what the unrest is about in Lee Roden's piece.

  100. Post update

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Andy West

    BBC Sport at Nou Camp

    "All quiet inside the Nou Camp an hour before kick off. It was also suspiciously quiet walking down the hill towards the stadium - Barca only attracted just over 27,000 fans for their midweek cup match, but surely fans will show tonight? Anything less than close to a full house for such a big game will be a clear sign of the extent of the fans' current dissatisfaction."

  101. Messi arrives

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Lionel Messi

    Clearly Lionel Messi, who trudges into the Camp Nou with his washbag tucked under his arm, will be the centre of attention tonight. He usually is. But let's not forget that there are plenty of other men capable of nicking the headlines later.

    In the Blaugrana corner....we also have Luis Suarez! Neymar! Andres Iniesta! Luis Enrique!

    And in the Rojiblancos corner....there is Fernando Torres! Mario Mandzukic! Diego Godin! Diego Simeone!

    This match has more heavyweight names than the cast list of The Expendables. Well, almost.

  102. La Liga latest

    Granada 0-1 Real Sociedad

    Spanish La Liga

    David Moyes

    How do you beat Barcelona? Just ask David Moyes.

    Moyes led Real Sociedad to a 1-0 win against the Catalans last weekend as they continued their revival under the former Manchester United manager.

    La Real have lost just one of their six La Liga matches since his arrival - and tonight they're winning again. Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela confidently tucked in a penalty to hand them a 1-0 half-time lead at Granada.

  103. Atletico team news - Torres on bench

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    No place for returning hero Fernando Torres in Atletico coach Diego Simeone's selection. The Spain striker has to be content with a spot on the bench.

    Atletico starting XI: Moya; Gamez, Gimenez, Godin, Juanfran; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan; Griezmann, Mandzukic.

  104. Barca team news - Messi starts

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Barca starting XI: Bravo, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

  105. Top-of-the-table clash

    Barcelona v Atletico Madrid (20:00 GMT)

    Hola amigos! Not for the first time, the eyes of the watching world are placed intently on the diminutive figure of Lionel Messi tonight.

    The four-time world player of the year starts for Barca as they host defending champions Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou.

    Away from the inevitable Messi chat, don't forget this is a HUGE match in the Spanish title race. Barca are second, Atletico third. Both are four points adrift of leaders Real Madrid. Neither can afford to drop points...

  106. Post update

    Lionel Messi

    Of course, nobody really knows what happens behind closed doors in a relationship - except for the two parties involved.

    Rumours have swirled around the footballing world in the past week that Lionel Messi and Barcelona's 12-year tryst could be drawing to an end.

    Since meeting when the Argentine superstar was still a teenager, the pair have enjoyed countless dates over the years. But the arrival of coach Luis Enrique seems to have given Messi the hump.

    Barca insist the 27-year-old won't turn his back on them. But potential suitors Chelsea are, apparently, waiting in the wings to make a move on their man.

  107. Post update

    Couple arguing

    Relationships are never easy. Even when you seem perfectly suited to your long-term partner, one big bust-up behind closed doors can lead to irreparable damage.

    You start questioning your future. Am I really suited to my other half? Could somebody else make me happier? Do I even love them anymore?

    You might begin shamelessly flirting with a rich, English acquaintance, and start following them on social media. They won't leave you feeling Blue, will they?

    Or that may just be all bluster. Because really you don't want to walk away. Your problems only began when that new face started working at your place in the summer. But if they get sacked everything will be rosy again. Won't it?