Lionel Messi scored his 600th career goal, which is nice, and pushed Barcelona even closer to its 25th La Liga crown in a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
The win gives Barca an eight-point lead on second place Atleti with 11 matches to play. Barca has 69 points, 15 better than Real Madrid.
Les Blaugranas have played 35 matches without a loss.
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Barcelona lived in Atleti’s half to start the match, but couldn’t quite challenge Jan Oblak.
Andres Iniesta left the match after 35 minutes with what appeared to be a hamstring strain, suffered in the 22nd minute.
It was Messi who put Barca in front with a 26th minute strike, and it was classy. A swooping free kick from well beyond the 18 defied the paw of a flying Oblak to make it 1-0.
Atleti had a late goal ruled off when Diego Costa was offside before nodding an initial shot on goal that was deposited on the rebound.
Luis Suarez just missed a lofted offering in the first minute of stoppage time.
Messi saw yellow moments later in a challenge with Filipe Luis.