Atletico Madrid’s title bid derailed as Barcelona march on

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid’s title bid was derailed again as they were beaten 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, offering Barcelona the chance to go top of the table next week.

Alex Berenguer put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute and they missed a slew of chances to increase their lead before a Stefan Savic header pulled Atletico level in the 77th.

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Diego Simeone’s pacesetters went for the winner but were caught out down the other end when Athletic defender Inigo Martinez headed home from a corner in the 86th minute.

Atletico still lead the table on 73 points but third-placed Barca, on 71 after beating Villarreal 2-1 earlier on Sunday, can go clear at the top if they beat Granada on Thursday.

Source: All football news

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