Barcelona face stern test against Atletico Madrid this weekend. Blaugrana dropped points at Rayo Vallecano last weekend and will hope to get back to winning ways. It will not be all that easy as they face an in form Atletico Madrid side who have had a great season.
A clash that always brings some of the best players in the world together and always produces memorable moments. From Godin’s header whoch secured the title for Los Rojiblancos to Messi’s winner the year after which took back La Liga.
This clash does not fall short of historic moments. Stay tuned as Futbol Mundial brings you Barcelona against Atletico Madrid.
FC Barcelona will need a win if they are to avoid dropping further away from 3rd placed Atleti. Barcelona who brought in many key names this season like Gundogan, Felix and Cancelo have failed to replicate their standards of last season. Blaugrana this season have had slow starts to their games and will hope to hit the ground running when they face Atleti this weekend. The Catalan giants lost Gavi through to injury during the international break and that will come as a big blow to them. Barcelona managed to narrowly beat FC Porto on Tuesday. They will need their defense to be at their best if they are to contain Atleti’s attack.
It would not be entirely absurd to say Atletico Madrid go into this clash as slight favorites. The team from the Spanish capital are challenging for La Liga and have only dropped 8 points in 13 appearances. With a game in hand and a victory against Barca they will be one point from the top. We have seen Atletico Madrid play more attacking football this season. Atleti has had a number of games where they scored 3 or more against the likes of Real Madrid, Celta and Celtic. Atleti has not always been an attacking side in previous seasons. This could be cause for panic for Barcelona who can be fragile at the back. Barca will have to work hard to contain the likes of Griezmann and Morata who have been on hot form scoring a combined 25 goals.