Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says his side would have won if they had Lionel Messi after Barcelona star clinches victory in La Liga clash





Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Sunday afternoon
Lionel Messi scored the winner to take his team eight points clear in La Liga
Diego Simeone says the title race would still be on if he only had Messi
Diego Simeone said the Spanish title race would still be on if he only had Lionel Messi on his side instead of playing against him.

After watching Messi score a free-kick in his third consecutive match in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid, Simeone said: 'If Messi is wearing the Atletico Madrid shirt then we would win the game 1-0.