Ferran Torres scored a 44th-minute goal as Barcelona defeated arch-rivals Atletico Madrid to reclaim their 11 points lead on top of LaLiga table, Breaking Sport News reports.
First Half Report
It was a cagey first half as the two Laliga giants square up against each other at Camp Nou.
Barcelona went into the game top on the LaLiga table with a commanding 8 points lead.
They needed a win against Atletico Madrid to return to their 11 points lead after Real Madrid closed up on them with a win over Celta Vigo.
Atletico Madrid came under intense pressure as the game progressed with Barcelona dominating possession.
The visitors depended on counter attacks to offset Barcelona while holding back on their own half to stop the Catalans from getting an opening goal.
After a marathon of pressure by Barcelona, Ferran Torres hit the first-half winner for Barcelona in the 44th minute to help the LaLiga title hopefuls head into the break with a narrow 1-0 lead.
Second Half Report
Barcelona continued to dominate play after taking a late first-half lead but had to tackle a more advancing Atletico Madrid who were beginning to establish their presence in the game.
The visitors had more possession of the ball but struggled with creating clearcut chances to find an equaliser.
With few minutes remaining into the game, Atletico Madrid ramped up their attempts to find an equaliser but failed as Barcelona held on to grab a 1-0 win and reclaim their 11 points lead on the LaLiga table.