BrandArena: Altetico Madrid Wins La Liga

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Altetico Madrid Wins La Liga

Atletico Madrid won its 10th Spanish La Liga trouphy with Diego Godin's second half header at the Camp Nou against Barcelona.

Injuries to Diego Costa (hamstring) and Arda Turan (pelvis) inside the first 25 minutes looked to have damaged Atletico's hopes and Alexis Sanchez's stunning 34th-minute goal gave Barcelona all the momentum.

But sloppy marking from a corner would ultimately cost the hosts, who allowed Godin to steal in unmarked and head in the all-important equaliser four minutes into the second half.

Lionel Messi had a goal ruled out for offside as the hosts sought a response, but they were ultimately denied by the visitors' typically stubborn defence, as Atleti clinched the title by three points.

The Madrid-based club lift La Liga for the first time since 1996 following their 1-1 draw with Barcelona.

The club will also be facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions league final.

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