Third-placed Atletico Madrid have a possibility to go high of the league once they welcome leaders Barcelona to the Spanish capital.
Diego Simeone is but to style victory towards the Catalan giants within the league throughout his seven-year reign at Atletico, however his facet are at present only a level behind Ernesto Valverde’s group.
Each side have been concerned in thrillers earlier than the worldwide break, with Diego Godin’s injury-time header securing a 3-2 victory for Los Rojiblancos over Athletic Bilbao, whereas Sergio Canales’ strike seven minutes from time noticed Actual Betis declare a 4-Three win on the Camp Nou.
25 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
It has been a moderately passive half of soccer to this point and Atletico Madrid’s method to this point is bordering on negativity very not often seen below Diego Simeone.
It has been so tepid that the ever-reliable Koke overhits his go to unfold the play to Santiago Arias.
20 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
Messi has 26 objectives in 18 video games towards Atletico Madrid, and he’s beginning to weave his magic down the right-hand facet right here. His nook is finally fed to Sergi Roberto, however the Spaniard’s cross is poor and Oblak claims simply.
15 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
Large tactical battle ongoing on the Wanda. Barcelona are being invited to come back ahead however Atleti haven’t been troubled by what the Catalans have needed to provide to this point.
Griezmann and Costa have seen little of the ball to this point although for the hosts.
10 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
Atletico have misplaced the fewest quantity of matches of any La Liga facet this season, and so they present why as they’ve to this point managed to frustrate the likes of Messi and Arturo Vidal who’ve seen loads of the ball to this point.
5 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
Pretty even begin on the Wanda. Whereas Barcelona have seen extra of the ball, Griezmann has dropped again to essentially crowd the midfield when the Catalans are in possession.
1 min: Atletico Madrid 0-Zero Barcelona
Right here we go then! Luis Suarez will get us underway within the Spanish capital for this top-of-the-table conflict.
This actually is soccer at its greatest.
So out come the groups. A surprising environment on the Wanda an equally vibrant mosaic stretching across the stadium.
5 minutes until kick-off.
It is not a title decider on the Wanda in the present day, however it would decide who sits high of the desk come 10pm tonight.
The hosts will want a victory in the event that they want to leapfrog the Catalans, however historical past is just not on Atleti’s facet with coach Diego Simeone but to beat Barcelona within the league throughout his seven-year reign within the capital.
Barcelona in the meantime shall be trying to put their shock 4-Three defeat to Actual Betis earlier than the worldwide break behind them, however they can not afford any slip ups with each Atleti and Sevilla respiration down their necks.
A reminder of these Atletico Madrid and Barcelona line-ups for you with 45 minutes until kick-off.
90 min: Juventus 2-Zero SPAL
Three minutes added on on the finish in Turin.
The road ups are out for night kick-off in Spain, and what a fixture for it.
83 min: Juventus 2-Zero SPAL
No Costa no drawback for Ronaldo. He combines with Cuadrado this time, however drags his effort extensive of the far publish. He holds his ankle worryingly after getting his shot away although.
He appears effective although and wins a free-kick within the subsequent assault.
78 min: Juventus 2-Zero SPAL
He is attempting the whole lot right here in the present day is Cristiano Ronaldo, together with acrobatics. He will get the ball after Pjanic fails to get an honest connection on Mandzukic’s cross, however his self-set up effort is of no hazard to Gomis.
72 min: Juventus 2-Zero SPAL
Cristiano Ronaldo has mixed effectively with Costa in the present day, and it practically results in the Outdated Girl’s third of the night, however Gomis manages to get down to save lots of the Portuguese’s low drive.
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What time does it begin?
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona kicks off at 7:45pm (BST)
The place can I watch it?
The match shall be proven stay on Eleven Sports activities 1 from 7:40pm and on their La Liga TV channel from kick-off.
Followers may also watch the match on Eleven Sports activities by iOS cell and pill apps in addition to on Android mobiles.
Highlights shall be proven at 1pm on Sunday on Eleven Sports activities 1.
Participant to observe…
Antoine Griezmann: The Frenchman will face Barcelona for the primary time since turning down a transfer to the Nou Camp in the summertime after admitting he didn’t need to be within the shadow of Lionel Messi. He has nevertheless been a shadow of the participant he was final season with simply three objectives in 12 league recreation. However, he has produced talismanic performances when his facet have wanted them most, specifically within the 2-Zero win towards Borussia Dortmund within the Champions League, and Simeone will hope for comparable towards the Catalans.
Atletico Madrid: LWWDWW
Atletico Madrid to win: 21/10
Barcelona to win: 27/20
(Odds supplied by 888 Sport)
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: All the time a carefully contested affair and this one will not be any totally different.
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