Amid all the soccer taking place, the biggest game of the day is arguably in Barcelona as a 1 vs. 2 matchup may decide who hoists the La Liga title at the end of the season. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are tied at the top with 48 points and a win here would automatically put them as favorites to win it all.
After Koke opened the scoring for Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi equalized in the 30th minute in a terrific team goal.
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This goal was important, not only because it put Barcelona level but it marked a milestone for Messi. Along with his professional rival Cristiano Ronaldo, this was the 1,000 goal scored between the two current best players in the world. Truly an interesting stat to impress your friends today.
1000 GOALS: Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo together have now scored 1000 goals in their careers: Messi: 482, Ronaldo 518. #fcblive
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Soon after, Luis Suarez put Barcelona up 2-1 and Atletico Madrid is down to 10 men after a Felipe Luis red card at halftime.