Fresh off being crowned La Liga champions, Barcelona seemed to come out to the Vicente Calderon on a bit of a hangover. But despite using three substitutions and a slight injury to Lionel Messi, the Blaugrana were able to walk away with the win, after an own goal by Atletico late.
Radamel Falcao scored from 10 yards out in the 51st minute after a breakdown in Barca’s defense. Alexis Sanchez was able to respond in the 72nd, striking the ball into the net after a neat connection with teammate Cesc Fabregas. Gabi’s own goal came just 8 minutes later.
The win by Barca gives them 3 more points in the standings, putting them at 91 points to date. The Catalans will certainly be looking to tie Real Madrid’s record 100 points from last year with 3 wins to close the season.