Finally! Lionel Messi’s Strike Makes Barcelona La Liga Champions Again

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After relinquishing the title to an unexpected Deigo Simeone side last season, Barcelona have now been crowned champions of La Liga after beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday Thanks to Lionel Messi’s 63rd minute strike.

Atleti claimed the title with a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou on the final day of last season, but Lionel Messi’s second-half goal saw Barcelona gain revenge this time around by winning the Primera Division at the Calderon.

Luis Enrique’s men took a four-point lead over fierce rivals Real Madrid into the 37th round of matches and their victory in the capital means they have won La Liga with one game to spare.

Having won five of the last seven seasons including this one, Barcelona now have 23 Primera Division titles and this trophy is the first for coach Luis Enrique.

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But there is likely to be more to come as the Blaugrana meet Athletic Club at Camp Nou in the final of the Copa del Rey on May 30 and are also in action against Juventus in the Champions League showpiece on June 6.

SEE ALSO: What? Messi Is Still A Developing Footballer – Diego Maradona

 


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