Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) scores a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2017. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN
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Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi's winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.Real Madrid lead Barca by a point, but also have a game in hand on their title rivals.Underfire Barcelona coach Luis Enrique thanked the "terrible" state of Atletico's pitch for Messi's winner at the Vicente Calderon.Messi stabbed home at the second attempt after his first effort was blocked to register his 27th career goal against Atletico.Rafinha's scrappy effort fired Barca into the lead just after the hour, but Atletico responded seven minutes later through Diego Godin.However, the lead lasted only seven minutes as Godin rose higher than a host of Barca defenders to flick home Koke's free kick for the equalizer.
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