Barcelona – Atletico Madrid
Being aware that there is no room for mistake now, Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night. Let’s preview this fixture in the Catalan capital. This is a game from the 33th round of La Liga.
Barcelona’s hopes for the title suffered a hit when they only won a point during their visit to Celta on Saturday. Two times Barca were ahead in the result, but at the end the match at Balaidos ended with a 2-2 draw. Luis Suarez showed his quality and scored a brace, but Smolov and Aspas’ goals won Celta a point.
There was a huge dissapointment in Barcelona after this result. Los Cules are aware that the title race with Real Madrid is really intense, so every mistake could be fatal. There are some rumours that the manager Quique Setien had a fight with some of the players after this result at the Balaidos. But the numbers don’t lie – Barcelona won just one of their last three games in the league. That’s not how they will become champions, that’s for sure.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand are currently enjoying a run of four consecutive wins in La Liga. Diego Simeone’s boys are showing Barca what they must do in order to win the title. Thanks to these four wins, Atletico are now back to third place and marching on towards the Champions League.
On Saturday Los Colchoneros hosted Deportivo Alaves and enjoyed a 2-1 win. Saul and Diego Costa scored for Atleti while Diego Simeone became the manager with the biggest amount of wins in the club’s history. He really deserves this, there’s no doubt.
Atletico Madrid are in a perfect position to hurt Barcelona on Tuesday. They are in a run of four consecutive wins, while Barca are seriously hurt. This is a great moment for Atletico to strike.