Barcelona's lead over Real Madrid, which was 12 points two weeks ago, is down to four points after Atletico Madrid twice came from behind and beat
Barca, 4-3, on Sunday.
In the last minute of regulation, Argentine Sergio Aguero
broke the 3-3 tie when he beat Barcelona defender Carles Puyol
and finished off a wonderful goal with a shot past goalie Victor Valdes
into the bottom corner. The goal was the
second of the game for Aguero. Diego Forlan
also had two goals for Atletico, which trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before winning. Thierry Henry
had two goals for Barca was ruled to have fouled fellow Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle
on for the penalty kick that Forlan
converted to make the score 3-3 in the 80th minute.
"We'll pick ourselves up, try to correct what is going wrong and carry on working," Barca coach Pep Guardiola
said. "I have a great deal of faith in my players."
Meanwhile, surging Real's 2-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday was its 10th
Two years ago, Barcelona gifted Real La Liga title in David Beckham
's last season in Madrid.