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Barcelona and Atletico will play for the title on Sunday

The Barça have been unable to score in Elche but the goalless draw keeps him alive for the title after Atletico was unable to win at Malaga in the Calderón

From the first whistle Barça came prepared to lay siege to the goal of Elche. With a very different attitude to other away games, the Catalans have mastered and arranged numerous good chances to get ahead on the scoreboard. The first clear danger warning visitors was a shot from Andres Iniesta in the 12th minute that has crashed into the crossbar after Manu Herrera brushed it with a providential hand.

The Barça have continued to insist in search of a goal but the lack of accuracy in the final meters and good stops from Manu Herrera have sentenced to go to the locker room with the initial draw. Alexis Sánchez, very sharp from the right side, wasted two very clear opportunities and Leo Messi has not found a way past the home keeper.

The second half started with the same script and Leo Messi has returned to forgive a further opportunity to make 0-1. But as the minutes have passed, the offensive game Barca has been thickening, the defense has become at it again and has sought Elche surprise at some backlash.

traslation: Belén Zapata