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FC Barcelona News: 27 February 2017; Barcelona Edge Atletico Madrid, Jeremy Mathieu Sprains Ankle

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Atlético Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona: Precious late win at the Calderón | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona clinched a hugely valuable late victory at the ever tricky Vicente Calderón on Sunday evening, with Leo Messi scoring the winner with four minutes to go. Atlético Madrid, as always, made life difficult for Barça and looked to have salvaged a point after Godín cancelled out Rafinha’s opener but the mercurial Argentine came up trumps once again for Luis Enrique’s side.

Unanimous verdict: Win at Calderón a huge boost for morale | FC Barcelona
Barça’s league title challenge took a massive boost on Sunday with a 2-1 win in one of the trickiest fixtures on the calendar – Atlético Madrid away. Naturally, the post-match reactions from the manager and his players were full of positive words – and here’s the pick of the best quaotes:

Luis Enrique reaches 100-game plateau in La Liga as FC Barcelona head coach | FC Barcelona
On Sunday, 26 February 2017, the FC Barcelona manager coached his 100th La Liga game since joining the Club prior to the 2014/15 season. Barça’s league record in his two-and-a-half seasons at the helm is a whopping 75 wins, 14 draws, and 11 losses. Moreover, Luis Enrique and Barça are now chasing a La Liga three-peat.

RIVAL WATCH: PSG run riot against Marseille, Real Madrid survive Villarreal scare | FC Barcelona
At around 9.45pm CET on Sunday, things were looking very nice indeed for Barça fans. Not only had their team won 2-1 in one of the most difficult fixtures of the season, Atlético away, but Real Madrid were two goals down at Villarreal. As things stood, Barça would be ending the weekend at the top of the Liga table.

Jérémy Mathieu has sprained ankle | FC barcelona
Jérémy Mathieu was substituted at the Vicente Calderón after a nasty clash with Ángel Correa. The outcome is that the French defender has sprained external ligaments in his left ankle, although further rests will be required to determine the full extent of the injury and the recovery time

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