FC Barcelona 1-0 Atlético Madrid: Vital victory - FC Barcelona
Phew! This was a game FC Barcelona simply had to win, especially after the two league leaders had both won on Saturday. And win it they did in a direct clash with the other main protagonist at the top of the Liga table, Atlético Madrid.
Xavi hails 'excellent team performance' - FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández was over the moon after his team beat Atlético Madrid in Sunday's crunch fixture. "The team was excellent" he told the press afterwards. 'Attitude' and 'personality' were two words he used over and over when describing the way his team had worked so hard for each other and for the win against a direct rival in the title race.
De Jong equals Johan Cruyff's total of league appearances - FC Barcelona
In 1973 the arrival of a Dutch footballer at FC Barcelona marked a before and after moment in the history of the Club. As a player and then coach, Johan Cruyff left an imprint that will be forever remembered at Barça and in 2019 another midfielder from the Netherlands came to the Club with the aim of becoming another important blaugrana figure, Frenkie de Jong.
Xavi praises 'difference maker' Joao Felix in tight Atletico Madrid win - Football España
Xavi has backed Joao Felix to maintain his form after a match winning role in Barcelona’s 1-0 La Liga victory over Atletico Madrid. Felix’s first half goal was the key impact on the night in Catalonia as the hosts edged past their title rivals.
Joao Felix blocking out critics after leading Barcelona to Atletico Madrid win - Football España
Barcelona star Joao Felix has insisted he is not listening to criticism after clinching a key 1-0 La Liga win over Atletico Madrid. Felix popped up with the all-important first half breakthrough in Catalonia with his goal eventually proving to be enough to edge the hosts over the line to victory.
Ronald Araujo hails Barcelona belief in Xavi - Football España
Captain Ronald Araujo claimed the result against Atlético shows how Barça are moving in the right direction under Xavi.