La Liga: Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to victory; Real falls to Atletico

BARCELONA, Spain — Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival.

Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half with Cristiano Ronaldo leveling from a penalty the forward earned in the 26th.

The second half, however, was all Atletico asArda Turan went on and scored the 76th-minute winner before fellow substitute Antoine Griezmann went close to adding another.

Madrid's second straight loss left it four points behind the defending champion, and six points adrift of Barcelona after the league leader beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 thanks to Neymar's brace from a pair of passes by Lionel Messi

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