Preview. Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 05.04.2016
Barcelona is hosting their Spanish counterparts in the first leg Champions League quaterfinals at Camp Nou. We used to witness 2 of their previous clashes this season and both of them ended up with the same score 2:1 in favor of the Catalans. Are they going to go on their winning seria?
The “Blaugranas” and Atletico happened to meet in the Champions League short time ago
They used to play together in the CL quarterfinals 2 years ago due to the power of fortune. It worth to mention the favor was against the Catalans that match.
The Camp Nou clash was finished with a draw, but in the second leg Atletico managed to get minimal advantage and won 1:0 and qualified to the semifinals.
They have played 6 times in La Liga since then and all games were won by the “Blaugranas” including 2 victories this season
We have to mention the Luis Enrique squad had always 1 goal advantage within last 6 games but one. The Catalans are coming to the match against Diego Simeone’s side with a lack of good mood as they were defeated in El Clasico by the minor Zidane’s squad on Saturday.
On the contrary, Atletico demonstrated a great confidence in the last round outplaying their La Liga counterparts, Real Betis with a tremendous score 5:1 in their own backyard. We are to mention both rivals play neck to neck in the tournament, though after the Barca’s last loss, the gap between them reduced to 6 points.
The match will be played without some significant losses from the main squad
Sandro Ramirez is most likely to miss the game from Barca’s side, Atletico shouldn’t count for Tiago Mendes and Stefan Savic.
The Messi and company looks more confident in their home games, so the Catalans are more likely to win the match.