Champions League: Atletico Madrid show spirit in 1-1 draw against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid suffered an early jolt when striker Diego Costa walked off with an injury. Diego Ribas though replaced him and stunned Barcelona in a match that eventually ended in a draw.

updated: April 02, 2014 08:30 IST
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Barcelona: An equalizer from Neymar saw Barcelona salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after a stunning opener by Diego Ribas in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Atletico's chances were dealt a major blow half an hour in when striker Diego Costa came off injured, while Barcelona had lost defender Gerard Pique to injury before that.

But Diego Ribas, who replaced Costa, stunned the Camp Nou 56 minutes in with a powerful shot from about 25 meters (yards) that grazed the fingertips of goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto as it soared into the top corner.

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