La Liga: Barcelona star trio down Atletico Madrid to ease crisis talk
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona eased talk of a club crisis with a 3-1 win over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday
Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona eased talk of a club crisis with a 3-1 win over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior and Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrate during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Pic/AFP
Messi shrugged off speculation surrounding his future at the Camp Nou to cross for Neymar to scramble home the opener and then tee up Suarez to register just his second La Liga goal.
The Argentine also handed Atletico a route back into the game, though, when he was adjudged to have brought down Jesus Gamez inside the area on the hour mark and Mario Mandzukic slammed home from the penalty spot.
However, Messi made amends by sealing the three points when he slotted home from close range two minutes from time to move Barca back to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.