Lionel Messi y Radamel Falcao eran los personajes de la tarde y no decepcionaron, ambos se hicieron presentes en el marcador, sin embargo fue el argentino el que sacó la mejor parte.

Barcelona derrotó con autoridad 4-1 al Atlético de Madrid y dio un golpe clave que lo propulsó a nueve puntos de los colchoneros, segundos en la Liga y a 13 del Real Madrid, que más temprano había empatado en casa ante Espanyol.

Messi volvió a ser el artífice de la victoria con dos goles que incrementaron su récord de goles en el año a 90. La polémica marca sigue engrosándose cada que 'Leo' salta a la cancha, pese a detractores como la Federación de Zambia, que pide no se le reconozca como el máximo anotador en la historia en un año, pues ellos aseguran que en 1971 Godfrey Chitalu hizo más.

Radamel Falcao por su parte abrió el marcador a los 31 minutos de juego. Fue el 17o tanto del colombiano en la liga, que está a siete tantos de Messi en la búsqueda por el 'Pichichi', reconocimiento al mejor anotador de la temporada en España.

Adriano con un golazo y Busquets, aportaron el resto de los goles, en una victoria que comenzó complicada para los locales, pero que después como habitualmente pasa con sus rivales, fue solventada con facilidad.

Pese a estar segundo en el campeonato y presa de la frustración, el técnico madrileño, Diego Simeone, dijo que el nivel del Barcelona es muy superior al del resto y eso demerita a la Liga: "Es una liga aburrida y poco competitiva".

Por su parte, Tito Vilanova, entrenador del Barcelona, negó que pueda cantar ya victoria: "No creo que la Liga la podamos perder solo nosotros, podemos ir perdiendo partidos y que otro gane todos sus partidos. Si hay un equipo con capacidad de hacer muchos puntos tendrá mérito suyo. Real Madrid y Atlético de Madrid serán rivales hasta el final".

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    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Michael Essien (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal with head coach Jose Mourinho during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Osasuna on June 1, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU,PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

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  • Real Madrid's midfielder Jose Maria Callejon (L) vies with Osasuna's midfielder Oier Sanjurjo during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Michael Essien (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal with head coach Jose Mourinho (2nd L) during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's defender Nacho drives the ball during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho drives the ball during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho after scoring during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-OSASUNA

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures prior to the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v CA Osasuna - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 1, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-OSASUNA

    Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho after scoring during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid CF vs Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Alexis Sanchez

    Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez from Chile, left celebrates with various team mates after scoring against Atletico de Madrid's during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White)

  • Lionel Messi

    FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Lionel Messi, Emiliano Insua

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, is challenged by Atletico de Madrid's Emiliano Insua during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain Sunday May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White)

  • Andres Iniesta, Tiago Mendes

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  • Jordi Alba

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  • Andres Iniesta, Tiago Mendes, Adrian Lopez

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  • Diego Simeone

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  • David Villa, Cesc Fabregas, Cristian Tello

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  • Lionel Messi, Tiago Mendes

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  • Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema

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  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

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  • Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka (R) vies with andAtletico Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Raul Garcia (L) during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Angel di Maria of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at estadio Vincente Calderon on April 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez (R) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's forward Alvaro Morata after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's players celebrate their second score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's players celebrate their second score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Real Madrid's goalkeeper Diego Lopez (L) catches the ball during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27: Pepe (R) of Real Madrid vies for the ball against Radamel Falcao (L) of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at estadio Vincente Calderon on April 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke (L) and Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (L) vies with Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R) during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao (4th L) scores during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's midfielder Raul Garcia (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho reacts during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe celebrates his team's first score during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)