Lionel Messi scored a dramatic late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to return to the summit of LaLiga on Sunday.
Real Madrid had temporarily claimed top spot on Saturday after a 2-1 win at Alaves but Barca’s victory put them ahead on goal difference.
Atletico had enjoyed the best of the chances in an engrossing contest but remain winless in 19 LaLiga games against the Catalans.
Manchester United drew 2-2 with Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were held by a newly-promoted side for the second game in a row.
United played out a dramatic 3-3 draw at Sheffield United last weekend, and things started in much the same way as a stunning Jack Grealish goal opened the scoring inside 11 minutes.
There was a slice of luck for United’s equaliser as Marcus Rashford’s header went in off the back of Tom Heaton (42), before Victor Lindelof (64) nodded them ahead in the second half. However, the lead lasted only two minutes as Tyrone Mings’ (66) hooked finish sealed a point for the visitors.