ATLETICO MAINTAIN TOP SPOT IN LA LIGA

Jan, 4th 2021 – A 90th-minute goal by Luis Suarez gave Atlético Madrid a 2-1 victory at Alaves as they returned to the top of La Liga. The game seemed to be heading for a draw when Felipe scored in his own net, before Suarez latched on to substitute Joao Felix’s cross.

Barcelona got back to winning ways as Lionel Messi returned to the side to set up the winning goal in a narrow victory over bottom side Huesca.

Messi, playing in his 750th match for Barcelona and 500th in La Liga, lifted the ball to Frenkie de Jong, who coolly diverted it past the keeper.

But Barcelona continue to struggle and sit fifth on the table 10 points off the top. They dropped points in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Eibar and Sevilla have a game in hand which if they win, Barca drops to sixth.

Second on the table is Real Madrid, Real Sociedad third and Villareal sit fourth in a rather interesting and competitive La Liga this season.

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