Atletico entered the match having won their last matches in all competitions, and a victory for the visitors would have moved them to within two points of the leaders after 27 matches of the 2017-18 campaign.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez
ATLETICO: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Godin, Luis; Saul, Thomas, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Costa
0 - Simeone has never lost against Valverde as La Liga manager (W6 D4), but the Argentinian has just won twice in his last 22 managerial games vs @FCBarcelona in all competitions (D8 L12), neither of which were in La Liga (D4 L8). Duel pic.twitter.com/TDNeMbldiW— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 4, 2018