Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 defeat to already-relegated, Levante at the Ciutat de Valencia which effectively ruled them out of the La Liga title race.
Every game kicked off simultaneously but while both Barcelona and city-rivals Real Madrid won their respective home games Diego Simeone’s men failed to pick up a vital win.
Fernando Torres linked up with Koke after sprinting free of Granotas defender David Navarro, giving the visitors the lead with a typically deft finish just two minutes in, his tenth league strike of the season.
The home side hit back when Mauricio Cuero’s cross was met by a bullet header by Victor Casadesus, whose third goal of the campaign stunned the title chasers.
As Atletico chased the winner, Former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi finished off a late counter-attack move which ended their title hopes due to an inferior head-to-head record with the Blaugrana.
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