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Dembele late equaliser earns Barca 1-1 draw against Atletico

Madrid: Ousmane Dembele's clutch equaliser off the bench in the 90th minute saved Barcelona a point at Atletico Madrid here on Saturday.

But it was Atletico who took the lead in the 77th minute after a goalless first half when Diego Costa headed home Antoine Griezmann's corner . 

Barcelona stayed top of La Liga. The champions have 25 points, one more than Atletico in second. Sevilla (in third) can go top on Sunday if they beat Valladolid at home.

The draw means that Atletico's winless run against Barcelona in La Liga is now at 17 games.

Alaves, beaten by Leganes on Friday, stay fourth with 23 points as well and Real Madrid are only five off the top despite their dreadful to defeat to Eibar earlier on Saturday.

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