Atletico Madrid welcomes Barcelona
Atletico Madrid welcomes Barcelona in a match from the 13th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s take a look at this derby clash at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid is currently 3rd in La Liga’s standings but is just one point behind the leader Barca. This means that Cholo Simeone’s team could lead the table if they manage to beat Los Cules on Saturday night. It’s quite surprising that so far Diego Simeone has never beaten Barcelona in La Liga, he has done it only in the Champions League. Is this the moment for him to beat Barca for the first time in the league?
In their last five matches, Atletico is without a loss – three wins and two draws. In the previous round, Los Rojiblancos achieved a win, beating Athletic Bilbao at home with 3-2. It was tough, but an important win for Atletico. Thomas Partey, Rodri and Diego Godin scored for Atletico. Godin’s winner came in the injury time of the game, so we can say that Atletico was quite lucky to win this one.
Barcelona is currently leading the standings with 24 points and a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats. In the previous round, Los Cules surprisingly lost against Real Betis at home, suffering a 3-4 defeat. Lionel Messi returned to the pitch for Barcelona and scored two goals, but this didn’t help Barca to avoid the loss. Despite this, Barcelona remains a leader in the standings, but they are just one point ahead of the following three teams – Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Deportivo Alaves.
These are our thoughts about the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday night. It’s always interesting when these two teams meet. And we can have a different leader in La Liga after this one.