Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Correa grabs draw after Messi injury
Ivan Rakitic had fired the Catalans in the lead, but they were pegged back by the Argentine substitute after losing the influential No. 10 in the second half
Barcelona lost Lionel Messi to injury as they were held to a 1-1 La Liga draw by Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The champions knew that a win would take them to within a point of leaders Real Madrid after their draw with Villarreal, but Ivan Rakitic’s first-half header was cancelled out by Angel Correa in the second period.
Perhaps more damaging for Barca was the loss of Messi to a possible recurrence of an existing groin problem, while Sergio Busquets was also withdrawn before the hour mark.