ATL vs BAR: Barcelona’s result in Castellón, however, doesn’t bode well for the visitors. The Catalan giants were staring down at the defeat when Carlos Becca put the hosts 4-2 ahead in the 80th minute. Even a controversial red card to Alvaro Gonzalez just four minutes before the regulation time didn’t give the visitors to use the number advantage.
The Rojiblancos were the favorites to qualify for the champions league after beating Juventus 2-0 in the first leg. But Atletico didn’t turn up in Turin, failing to withstand the pressure as Juve ran out 3-0 victor to qualify at the expense of the 2014 beaten finalists.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Team News:
Injured – No fresh injury concerns for Ernesto Valverde as Rafinha and Ousmane Dembele are the only injury absentee.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
Injured – As for Atletico Madrid, Lucas Hernandez, Thomas Lemar, and Alvaro Morata will be missing the match.
Key Players – Griezmann, Koke
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Playing 11
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Alba, Pique, Umtiti, Roberto; Arthur, Busquets, Rakitic; Coutinho, Suarez, Messi
Atletico Madrid– Oblak (GK), Luis, Godin, Gimenez; Rodri, Koke, Partay, Saul, Arias, Griezmann, Correa