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File picture of Barca players in goal celebration/Photo: AFP

By Andah John

Lionel Messi struck an 87th minute goal to hand Barcelona a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in a feisty La Liga game played at the Vicente Calderon.

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The Catalan side had taken the lead in the 64th minute through Rafinha, but the Rojiblancos responded six minutes later via Giego Godin.