Messi hits 600th career goal in Barca clash with Atletico

Antoine Griezmann in top form ahead of Barcelona clash

But what's worse, they're now eight points behind them with just 11 games to be played.

Atletico entered the match with the best defense in La Liga with only 11 goals previously conceded.

However, if Atletico are able to steal a win in Barcelona, the title race will really get interesting as Atleti would move within four points of Barcelona.

Griezmann will enter Sunday's game at Camp Nou boosted by two outstanding performances in the last two league games.

ERNESTO VALVERDE FELT Barcelona were hurt by an "invisible penalty" after they let slip a first-half lead to draw 1-1 at lowly Las Palmas.

For all Atletico's discipline and defensive rigour, one mistake in the 26th minute was all it needed.

"We are going through a great moment", Simeone said.

Another stellar performance by Griezmann would come in handy for Atletico.

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Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone admits that there is "no strategy" that could potentially nullify the threat of Barcelona's talismanic number 10 Lionel Messi, however he feels that his side can control the game in a way that limited Messi's influence.

But, Atletico defender Luis does not believe Griezmann will look to leave the club, even though he admitted his team-mate has yet to make a final decision.

Griezmann's goals have kept Diego Simeone's men in the hunt for silverware this season but the Atletico forward has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in recent months.

"We play against a team that is having a fantastic season and the game will be resolved, like every one we have played against them, by the small details".

The Frenchman received a standing ovation by the crowd at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium when he was substituted in the second half against Leganes.

FC Barcelona entertain Atletico Madrid in the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday afternoon in a game which could go a long way towards determining the destination of this season's Liga Santander title.

The 24-year-old Ghana worldwide arrived at Wanda Metropolitano in 2011 and signed a contract extension for another five years, which keeps him at the club until 2023.

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