Last Updated: 17/05/14 7:01pm
FT: Atletico Madrid are the La Liga champions after holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw. Alexis Sanchez's first-half strike gave the hosts the lead but Diego Godin responded with a powerful header as the visitors claimed their tenth title. 1-1.
Pinto goes up for a Barca corner but Atletico clear their lines momentarily. We are seconds away from the end here.
There are three minutes added on. Barcelona are pressing again inside the Atletico half but still no opening for them.
Mascherano goes into the book for his foul on Sosa and Atletico are in no rush to take the resulting free-kick.
Messi's cross-field ball for Adriano is intercepted by Juanfran and the space is starting to open up in the Barcelona half as Atletico break. Mascherano hacks down Sosa to concede a free-kick.
Atletico are reluctant to over-commit men in attack and their brief foray forward breaks down after Koke loses the ball.
Adriano clips a cross towards the back post but there is no-one there to meet it as Courtois watches it behind for a goalkick.
Atletico are afforded a bit of a breather as Tiago draws a foul from Sanchez on the edge of their own area and Courtois takes his time over the free-kick before launching it forward.
Godin hacks the ball into touch after Messi's run. Atletico are camped inside their own half as Barca continue to pile on the pressure.
Barca have a penalty appeal waved away as Adriano whips a cross into the box from the left towards Pique. The defender is bundled over by Godin and he is convinced that it should be a spot-kick, but the referee waves it away.
Barca have the ball back in the Atletico half as Iniesta looks for a way through. They continue to push forward.
CHANCE! Koke's corner is dangerous and almost finds a way through but Pinto, who sees it late, stands firm to block in at the near post.
Alves comes across with a strong tackle to deny to run forward from Filipe Luis before Atletico win a corner. They are just under 10 minutes away from the La Liga title.
CHANCE! Alves is invited to shoot from range and does so, forcing Courtois into a smart save to divert his effort over the bar. Barcelona corner.
Messi drives forward looking for an opening. He cuts apart the Atletico defence but Sanchez is unable to return his ball and the move breaks down.
It's a dangerous moment for Barca as Godin knocks his free-header down towards the path of Villa. The Spaniard swings a boot at it but is unable to connect as Pique knocks it away from him.
Atletico have a free-kick in a decent position which Gabi stands over and looks as though he will play into the area.
Villa does well to hold up the ball by the corner flag but he's unable to get the strength needed on his cross and Pique can easily clear.
Song is shown the yellow card for handling the ball to deny Atletico from making a swift break after Messi lost the ball.
Jose Sosa comes on for Atletico and he replaces Adrian, who was brought on as a substitute himself in the first half.
Juanfran shows great strength to hold off Neymar before Filipe Luis hacks down Messi as the Argentine danced his way towards goal. Free-kick to the hosts in a shooting position which Messi stands over.
Atletico almost catch Barca on the break again as Adrian is found in space before being denied by an exceptional recovering tackle from Iniesta. What a game.
Neymar is frustrated as his path on goal is blocked. The hosts are throwing men forward as you would expect, but there is a risk of being caught on the counter attack as Villa almost races through on goal.
Neither Alves, Neymar or Messi are able to find a way through the crowded Atletico box as Barcelona continue to push forward.
OFFSIDE! Barcelona have the ball in the back of the net but the linesman's flag denies them from retaking the lead. It fell kindly to Messi at the back post and he fired into the roof of the net, but had clearly strayed offside.
Just an update on Atletico's first half injury worries and according to the bench, Diego Costa's problem is a recurrence of his previous hamstring injury, while Arda Turan's is being described as a 'knock'.
Barca are pushing forward now as Atletico's early wave of attacks seem to have died down somewhat. Fabregas and Alves try to combine down the right but the ball is adjudged to have gone out of play for a goalkick.
Song tees up Iniesta for a strike on the edge of the area but his effort is blocked in a crowded penalty area.
Messi looks to spring Barcelona back into life as he darts forward. He exchanges passes with Iniesta who manages to draw a free-kick from Raul Garcia.
Busquets is unable to shake off his injury following that collision with Tiago and Alex Song takes his place in midfield.
Pinto has been rather unconvincing throughout the afternoon and his clearance is rushed once again after another back pass to his feet. Barca are starting to come back into this now as they move up the field.
Koke is bundled over on the edge of the area by a risky Adriano challenge, but the referee waves it away. What a game we have on our hands here.
Busquets is down and receiving treatment for Barcelona as we have a slight break in play to really ease the pressure and take the momentum out of Atletico's play.
What has Diego Simeone said to his players at half-time? They're continuing to pile it on as Adrian drives forward. Pique does well to get across him and watch it out for a goalkick to give Barca some momentary respite.
What a start to the second half for Atletico as they retake the advantage following Godin's bullet header from Koke's corner. They came out from the break full of intent and Barca look to be on the ropes. Game on!
Pinto is then forced to clear as Villa looked to surge through on goal. Atletico are piling on the pressure here!
A free-kick is then launched into the Barcelona box and Villa is unable to connect with Pique's clearance as he attempts an overhead kick.
CHANCE! Atletico had to come out all fired up and that looks to be the case as David Villa slams the foot of the post!
No changes for either side at the break as Barcelona are 45 minutes away from lifting the La Liga trophy.
Sky Bet have Atletico out at 12/1 to win this game but a draw would still be enough for them. It's 9/2 for this to end level while Barca have been cut to 1/6 to hold onto their lead!
Sergio Busquets as Lionel Messi are shown yellow cards for dissent as the players leave the field for half-time.
HT: The referee signals for half-time and Barcelona lead 1-0 thanks to an outstanding strike from Alexis Sanchez. As it stands, the hosts are on track to claim the La Liga title. 1-0.
At the other end, Pedro can only find the arms of Courtois with his cross after a promising run down the left.
We are into the first of three added minutes at the end of this first half as Raul Garcia drags a speculative strike wide from range.
Alves does brilliantly to head behind for another corner under pressure from Tiago at the back post. There's a slightly worrying moment as Pinto is unconvincing with his punch clear. This is a good spell for the visitors who continue to press.
Atletico have another corner, this time on the opposite side. Koke whips one in towards the six yard box but nobody can get the decisive touch it needed and Iniesta shores things up.
Juanfran perseveres with his run down the right and manages to win a corner off the legs of Iniesta. Koke's delivery is flicked on before Pinto commandingly punches clear.
Raul Garcia drills one into the area from long range, quite possibly going for goal, but Mascherano hooks it clear for a throw-in with Atletico pushed right up.
Alves then tries to burst into the area but Godin gets across well to muscle in front of him and usher it behind for a goalkick.
Alves cuts inside and looks for a return pass from Pedro. His touch is slightly heavy though and Filipe Luis sweeps up.
Barca are enjoying a good spell of play as they push forward for a second. Alves is found again in acres of space on the right but his cross is too heavy for anyone to get on the end of.
It is now a huge uphill battle for the visitors who have lost the instrumental Diego Costa and Arda Turan to injury already. Tata Martino's celebrations were relatively muted, though, as he knows there is still work to be done here.
That is exceptional from Sanchez who has put Barcelona on course for the title. Fabregas found Messi inside the area, he chested it down towards the Chilean but the angle appeared to be too tight for anything to be on. Nevertheless, Sanchez lashed it first time beyond Courtois and into the top corner.
Barca push forward through Fabregas before Alves finds Sanchez in the middle. The ball works its way back to the full-back on the right but his cross is too heavy and Juanfran watches it to safety.
Atletico work it all the way back to Courtois after being unable to find a way through the Barca defence. It eventually makes its way to Koke out on the left but his cross is plucked from the air by Pinto.
Messi has been fairly subdued so far but he manages to wriggle his way into the area, only for Miranda to mop up the loose ball with a strong clearance.
Barca are starting to see a lot more of the ball and have had the best sights on goal so far. Possession is in their favour with 62 per cent of it.
Alves is causing more problems down the right wing and he whips an inviting cross towards Pedro. The early ball catches the Atletico defence out but Pedro should do better with the header as he nods it over the bar.
Godin and Raul Garcia appear to get in each other's way as the latter heads the resulting corner way over the Barcelona bar.
The ball falls kindly for Koke on the edge of the area but Pique is quick to get out to him and block his effort, diverting it behind for a corner.
Half a chance for Barcelona as Alves crosses towards Sanchez inside the area. He leaps well but can only steer his header straight into the arms of Courtois who holds it comfortably.
Diego Simeone looks on in disbelief. He cannot quite fathom the bad luck his side have had in these opening stages as Turan hobbles off the pitch to be replaced by Raul Garcia.
Turan continues but within seconds of returning to the field drops to the ground in pain. It looks to be the end of his afternoon as Raul Garcia gets ready on the touchline. Another massive blow for Atletico.
Raul Garcia is warming up for Atletico as Turan hobbles off the pitch to get further treatment. These flurry of stoppages have slowed down this game somewhat in the last few minutes but Barca are pushing forward yet again.
Atletico are able to deal with Barca's corner and they now have a free-kick just inside their own half after Fabregas collided with Turan. The Atletico winger is down receiving treatment.
Barca look to attack and Adriano cuts inside again from the left. He sits a cross up towards Sanchez at the back post but Godin has covered well to nod it behind for a corner.
Costa is in tears and he knows that an appearance in the Champions League final next week could be in major doubt now. Barcelona come forward.
This does not look good for Atletico as Diego Costa falls to the floor in agony. He looks to have aggravated his hamstring as he tried to burst down the left and just pulled up off the ball. This is very worrying for the visitors.
The possession stakes are fairly even so far with Barcelona just edging it with 52 per cent of the ball. It's been a decent start to this game, though, with both sides seemingly taking positive approaches.
Just as I say that, Barca are fortunate not to be behind as Pique slices over his own bar from just yards out. Juanfran overlapped excellently down the right and hooked a cross into the area. Pique swung a leg at it and was visibly relieved as he saw it go behind for a corner.
Atletico are yet to threaten or even have a sight on the Barcelona goal. A long ball looks for the run of Turan inside the area but he cannot bring it under control and the hosts have a goalkick.
Godin is forced to hoof clear after Sanchez and Alves tried to combine and work a way into the area.
Pedro tries to get down the left and sees his cross blocked for a throw-in. Barca are pressing forward and Atletico have men camped back inside their own area.
CHANCE! Barca break down the left and Adriano cuts inside. He has one thing on his mind and executes a powerful low strike. It's on target but also straight at Courtois who clutches it.
Gerard Pique is the first player to be shown a yellow card for clattering into Koke with an aerial challenge. Gabi stands over the resulting free-kick.
Pedro is bundled over on the edge of the area and the home fans want a foul. The referee waves play on an Atletico look to break forward.
The hosts threaten for the first time as Messi looks for an opening. He feeds Alves who has surged forward down the right before Iniesta is unable to truly connect with his cutback and drags his effort wide.
Pedro is pulled up for handball as he tried to burst forward and Atletico have a free-kick on the halfway line which Miranda takes. He is unable to find his man and nothing comes of the move.
Atletico are seeing a lot of the ball in the opening few minutes. Costa breaks down the left and tries to get a cross away but Pique stands firm and Barca are able to clear.
Right then the teams are out at the Nou Camp and kick-off is just seconds away. The iconic Catalan colours are held aloft by the home fans to create an impressive mosaic among this electric atmosphere. Just 447 Atletico fans are said to be in the away end, but that will hardly matter if they can do the business today.
Barcelona were boosted by the news of a new deal being signed by Lionel Messi yesterday. The 26-year-old will become the best paid player in the world and he is looking for his 28th goal of the season today. Diego Costa, who could be on his way to Chelsea this summer, has 27 to his name and is the one to watch for the visitors.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone explains what his side will need to get the job done today: 'Personality will be important. To have arrived at this point, we have put in a lot of work and effort. It has not been easy, but we are here on merit.'
A home win would see the two end the campaign level on 89 points, but Barcelona's superior goal difference of +16 entering this tie means that they would claim a 23rd La Liga title.
Both sides are without a win in their last two games and Atletico missed the chance to wrap things up last week when they were held 1-1 by Malaga. Fortunately for Diego Simeone's men, Barca's inconsistency this season means they are still in the driving seat going into the game today.
Thanks also to Quarshie Ebenezer (@Paateepain) on Twitter, who puts it nice and simply. He says: 'Atletico deserve the title.' What do you think? Tweet: @ryanparrish1919 or email email@example.com.
Thanks to Chris Green from Huddersfield who has been in touch to predict an away win. He says: 'Atletico Madrid to win 2-0, with Villa bagging a brace.'
If you fancy having a bet on this afternoon's action, our friends over at Sky Bet have a number of Price Boosts on offer. A 2-1 Barcelona win, which would see them lift the title, is 8/1, while 27-goal striker Diego Costa to score first is priced at 13/2. A home win is 4/5, the draw is 13/5 and an away win is 100/30.
So there are the teams and Barcelona have made one change from last weekend's 0-0 draw at Elche as Pique returns to the defence in place of Marc Bartra. As for Atletico, Diego Costa is back up front, replacing Raul Garca, while Diego Godin comes in for Toby Alderweireld who is moved to the bench in the other change from their 1-1 draw with Malaga.
Atletico Madrid XI: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan, Villa, Costa.
Barcelona XI: Pinto, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Sanchez, Pedro, Messi.
As ever, you can get involved throughout with your thoughts and score predictions. How do you see it going? Will Atletico look to frustrate Barca and snatch the point they need or will they be going for all three? Let me know! You can either Tweet: @ryanparrish1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get them posted up.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of this La Liga title decider between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp. Anything other than a win for the hosts would see Atletico claim the trophy for the first time since 1996 and their tenth title to date, so this promises to be a pretty special afternoon whichever way it goes. Stay with us as team news will be here shortly...