Atletico loses to Villarreal; Barcelona takes 11-point lead
MADRID (AP) Atletico Madrid conceded two late goals in a 2-1 loss at Villarreal on Sunday, allowing Barcelona to open an 11-point lead in the Spanish league with nine matches remaining.
Second-place Atletico looked set to keep pace with Barcelona until Enes Unal led Villarreal to a come-from-behind win with goals in the 82nd minute and in injury time.
Antoine Griezmann had put Atletico ahead by converting a first-half penalty kick at Ceramica Stadium.
Barcelona earlier defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at Camp Nou Stadium with another stellar performance by Lionel Messi, who scored a goal and helped set up the other.
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