Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals to secure a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday, increasing Barcelona’s lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points.

Atletico played one man down for more than an hour after Diego Costa earned a direct red card in the 28th minute, seemingly for language he used when an alleged foul went unpunished by the referee.

Suarez finally beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a curling shot from outside the area that went in off the post in the 85th minute. Messi added a second goal a minute later.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, rear left, celebrates with teammates Malcom, left, and Carles Alena, right, after he scored his side's second goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, rear left, celebrates with teammates Malcom, left, and Carles Alena, right, after he scored his side’s second goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched the match in person, before the Spanish club visits Old Trafford on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Barcelona, which has also reached the final of the Copa del Rey, increased its chances of a domestic double with seven rounds remaining. Atletico needed a win to realistically keep alive its title chances in the league and salvaging a disappointing season.

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Atletico forward Diego Costa passes his coach Diego Simeone, right, as walks off the pitch after receiving a red card for insulting referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Atletico forward Diego Costa passes his coach Diego Simeone, right, as walks off the pitch after receiving a red card for insulting referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona's Gerald Pique, right, talks to Atletico forward Diego Costa who was sent off with a red card for insulting referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona’s Gerald Pique, right, talks to Atletico forward Diego Costa who was sent off with a red card for insulting referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
El delantero del Barcelona Luis Suárez tras anotar el primer gol en la victoria 2-0 ante el Atlético de Madrid en la Liga española, el sábado 6 de abril de 2019. (AP Foto/Manu Fernández)
El delantero del Barcelona Luis Suárez tras anotar el primer gol en la victoria 2-0 ante el Atlético de Madrid en la Liga española, el sábado 6 de abril de 2019. (AP Foto/Manu Fernández)

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