Goal machines – Lionel Messi and Radamel Falcao have both set La Liga alight this season with a number of stunning strikes. Messi had scored 88 goals in 2012 going into the clash, while Falcao had netted 16 times in the league this season ahead of the game at Camp Nou.
Tough at the top – Barcelona's forward Pedro Rodriguez and Atletico's Filipe Luis go in for a challenge as La Liga's top two went head-to-head. Barca had taken an incredible 43 points from a possible 45, winning 14 of their 15 league games to lead Atletico by six points.
Fabulous Falcao – After hitting the woodwork early on and firing an effort wide of the post, Falcao finally put Atletico ahead on 30 minutes. The in-form striker nipped in between Barcelona's central defenders before lifting the ball over the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.
Advantage Atletico – Falcao runs away to celebrate at a stunned Camp Nou as Atletico takes the lead with their third opportunity of a pulsating first-half.
Amazing Adriano – Adriano's stunning curling effort brings Barcelona level with nine minutes of the first-half remaining. The full-back turned on to his left-foot before sending an unstoppable strike into the top corner of the Atletico net to make it 1-1.
Busquets bites – With halftime approaching, Sergio Busquets pounces inside the penalty area to fire home his first goal of the season after Atletico failed to clear its lines.
Magic Messi – Messi curls home Barca's third and his 89th of 2012 on 57 minutes to seal victory and stretch the team's lead at the top of La Liga.
Job done – Messi celebrates with fellow goalscorers Busquets and Adriano as Barca move into a 3-1 lead at Camp Nou.
Make that 90 – Messi latches onto a defensive mistake and grabs his 90th goal of 2012 to make it 4-1 and send Barca nine points clear of Atletico at the summit.
Can't stop scoring – Messi celebrates after scoring his 25th league goal of the season and 34th overall. It's also the sixth league game in a row which Messi has scored twice.