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You have to suffer to win La Liga, says Busquets after Atletico Madrid win

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets said Barcelona were made to suffer against Atletico Madrid but that is how teams win league titles.

A single goal from Lionel Messi gave Barca all three points to move them eight points clear of Atleti at the top of the table.

It was a tough game with Barca going ahead in the first half, before Atletico Madrid came back into it but struggled to create many chances.

Both teams had goals ruled out for offside and Busquets said the Barcelona players gave everything.

”We’re proud. The team gave everything. We were better. We had possession, chances and Leo’s goal was sensational. This is how you win La Liga. Suffering and winning against the best and today we have beaten the team second in the table.”

“It’s not over. There are still tough games between now and the end of the season.

”It’s true we have the head-to-head over Atletico now, but we will take things game by game. The calendar is demanding but we’re excited to keep on moving forward and to do big things.”

Source | Sport

It’s been a hard week for Barca as they were in Las Palmas on Thursday, before Sunday’s game, but they now have a week to recover before they take on Malaga.