It took an 86th minute Lionel Messi special for Barcelona to take all three points from Atletico Madrid with a 0-1 victory.
It was the matched billed as one time Atletico hero Antoine Greizmann’s return to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico could well have been in the lead if it wasn’t for some first-half heroics from Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The German shot stop pulled off a couple of magnificent saves, to deny both Hermoso and Morata.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw, until the 86th minute when Ballon d’Or winner elect Lionel Messi conjured up a moment of brilliance.
The Argentine exchanged a neat one-two with strike partner Suarez and finished the move off with a sweet left-footed shot from 18 yards out.
Atletico’s Slovakian shot-stopper could do nothing to stop the ball from hitting the back of the net.