Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid result LIVE! Lionel Messi scores 700th goal, but LaLiga title hopes fade

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid LIVE!

Barcelona gave up more ground to Real Madrid in LaLiga's title race on Tuesday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Atletico Madrid as a late penalty from Saul Niguez cancelled out Lionel Messi's 700th career goal.

The draw meant the Catalans stayed second in the standings on 70 points and leaders Real Madrid, who have 71, will go four points clear at the top with five games left if they beat Getafe at home on Thursday.

Barca went ahead at an empty Camp Nou in the 11th minute when Atletico striker Diego Costa knocked Messi's delivery from a corner into his own net.

Saul levelled soon after from the spot after the referee order a re-take when Costa's initial penalty was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen but the referee ruled the German had strayed from his line.

Barcelona then earned a penalty soon after the interval which Argentine Messi coolly converted for a remarkable 700th strike for club and country, only for Saul to strike again from the spot in the 62nd to earn a share of the points.

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Prediction: Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Considering their unimpressive away form, Barca will be relieved to be back at Camp Nou where they have dropped just two points in 16 LaLiga games this season.

Atletico have won four of their five games since the restart, but scoring goals - just 41 - is their problem this season, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see Messi insitgate a narrow win for Barca.

How to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

LaLiga and Premier Sports have confirmed that LaLigaTV will allow Sky customers to watch every Spanish top-flight game for free in June.

To get access to all the games, Sky UK customers should visit premiersports.com and register with the promo code BACKTOWIN. Non-Sky customers can also sign up using the same code.

With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.

Pre-match coverage will start at 8:30pm BST.

Team news and predicted lineups

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Rakitic, Riqui Puig; Messi, Luis Suarez

Subs: Neto, Inaki Pena, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Araujo, Arthur, Collado, Monchu, Griezmann, Braithwaite, Ansu Fati

Atletico XI: Oblak; Arias, Gimenez, Felipe, Lodl; Llorente, Partey, Saul, Carrasco; Correa, Costa

Subs: Adan, Hermoso, Trippier, Alvaro, Sanchez, Ricard, Lemar, Herrera, Vitolo, Joao Felix, Morata, Saponjic

Head to head (h2h) history and results

A late Messi goal decided the last LaLiga meeting at Wanda Metropolitano in December. The season before, the teams drew 1-1 in Madrid while Barca won 2-0 at Camp Nou, and finished 11 points ahead of second-placed Atleti to lift the title.

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