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Atletico earn huge La Liga title boost after Barca win

Atletico Madrid moved nine points clear of Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday night after beating them 1-0 to deliver a major boost to their hopes of winning the title.

Yannick Carrasco finished brilliantly from range after mistakes from Gerard Pique and Marc-Andre ter Stegen left the goal gaping but Barca, and a below-par Lionel Messi, failed to respond at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Instead, Atletico recorded their first league victory over Barcelona in 10 years, which puts them three points ahead of Real Madrid, with a game in hand, and leaves their opponents languishing in 10th.

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