A packed Camp Nou was lifted to its feet by Messi’s free kick and the final whistle as Atlético are now some eight points behind the blaugranes in La Liga
More than 90,000 fans were only too aware of the importance of the clash at Camp Nou between Barça and Atlético. The best crowd of the season witness two moments that could turn out to be crucial in the current league campaign.
Lionel Messi’s latest work of art was his third strike from a free kick in as many matches, a truly pivotal moment. Then came the final whistle and Camp Nou erupted in joy: eight points is the lead now and Barça have now gone 34 league games without defeat.