Barcelona thrashed Getafe 5-2 at Camp Nou in a tense La Liga Santander match, claiming three crucial points as the title race heated up. Before winning the Copa Del Rey trophy, Barcelona were hopeful of avenging their 1-0 loss by Getafe in the reverse fixture and a 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the most recent Laliga fixture. Barcelona's top scorer Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the eighth minute, and he added his second goal of the game in the 33rd minute, just five minutes after Getafe conceded an own goal by Chakla. Barcelona conceded an own goal by Lenglet in the 12th minute, giving the hosts a 3-1 advantage at halftime. In the second half, Araujo and Griezzman each scored two goals for Barcelona, while Unal converted a penalty for Getafe, resulting in a 5-2 victory for Barcelona at the final whistle. Barcelona moved up to third place with 68 points, one point ahead of fourth-placed Sevilla, which beat Levante 1-0 at home.
Atletico Madrid defeated Huesca 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to reclaim the top spot in La Liga. Atletico Madrid took the lead in the 39th minute when Correa scored with the assistance of Llorente to give the hosts a 1-0 lead at the break. Carrasco scored deep into the second half after Llorente's clever through ball found him unmarked and he slotted home the match's second goal. Atletico Madrid surpassed Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with 73 points, while Los Blancos have 70 points since defeating Cadiz 3-0 at home.
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