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'He knew that was about to happen': Fans love Diego Simeone's classy reaction to Lionel Messi's late winner against Atletico Madrid as boss shrugs shoulders and applauds late effort Diego Simeone could only shrug and applaud Lionel Messi's winner on Sunday Messi scored a sublime late goal to earn Barcelona all three points at Atletico Footage has emerged of Simeone as Barcelona charged downfield to score late As the ball flies into the net, the manager cannot hide his admiration for Messi

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 10:00 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 10:00 GMT, 3 December 2019

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Diego Simeone just knew. There was only one outcome as the ball rolled across Atletico Madrid's penalty area and Lionel Messi ran towards it.

As he has done for so many years, the newly-crowned Ballon d'Or winner finished superbly to snatch all three points for Barcelona against their fierce La Liga rivals on Sunday night.

It was a sight we have become accustomed to seeing and Simeone's reaction on the touchline said it all. 

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Lionel Messi scored a later winner for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on Sunday night

Lionel Messi scored a later winner for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on Sunday night

A clip shows Diego Simeone barking instructions at his Atletico players as Barcelona attack

A clip shows Diego Simeone barking instructions at his Atletico players as Barcelona attack

But as the ball struck the back of the net, Simeone could only applaud Messi's sublime finish

But as the ball struck the back of the net, Simeone could

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