Exciting crash that awaits for us in the red and white stadium, like it has been usual between the teams trained by Simeone and Luis Enrique, with the special charm that both teams are like different sides of the same coin, showed in the last matches.
The Atletico de Madrid by their side, comes after winning two forceful victories as visitor before the Sporting the Gijón at the home tournament, and against the Bayer Leverkusen, more important is that they are almost in the quarterfinals, of the Champions. Made goals paths added at the suffered but gained victory against the Celta, they give 11 goals in the last 3 played matches, numbers that emphasizes the great goal right on at the goal’s face nowadays in the red and white team. Precisely of that, great ammount of fault, are from Griezmann and Gameiro, the french pair has obtained a very important conection and understanding inside the pitch, the thing that makes the red and white fans enjoy and be relaxed. The Atletic field was during the whole season impassable in 10 of 11 played matches, a information that doesn’t excite if we add that in 6 of those matches as home they got to leave the goal to 0. This contrast that maybe with Cholo, they couldn’t get to win the asturian in the leage, but, however, they have ambition and spirit, always present in Cholo’s team.
On the opposite side, the Barça, it didn’t came showing the image that is waited from them in the last matches. The hard defeat in Paris and the mistakes that almost condemn them against the Leganés in home, added to the miss of the game and the ideas that were showed after both matches, it can look like that the Barcelona comes diminishing to the sunday’s match. However, the team is characterized for never giving up, and comes with a bigger motivation, to give a good image of themselves, relax the team followers, and take away the horrible reputation that they have got, to shut the gotten critiques, and try to get the very important victory in the fight for the conquest of the 3 competitions. Is prominent Ter Stegen’s physic stat, It’s possible that the german goalkeeper is in one of his best moments as part of the Barcelona’s team, leading heavily important stops in crutial moment of the match, and saving his team from any trouble. Is waited a trident that wants to repay about everything, with a good game, and win, something that perhaps it was missed lately in the team. Suarez’s hunger, Neymar’s dribble, and on top of everything, Messi’s fury, they will put in danger to one of the bests, if not the best, defense of the whole league.
The local factor of the teams and their enormous will of continue with the victories and goals, added to the motivation of the Football Club Barcelona to leave behind the bad game, the intern problems and the try of get a victory that helps them to get to the difficult return of the European qualifying round, they do of this encounter, one of the most exciting and tempting matches of the national tournament.
Possible Atlético de Madrid’s XI: Moyá, Vrsaljko, Savic, Giménez, Filipe Luis, Koke, Gabi, Saúl, Carrasco, Griezmann, Gameiro.
Possible Football Club Barcelona’s XI: Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Busquets, Iniesta, Rackitic, Neymar, Messi, Suárez.
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz. Committee: From Valencia
Stadium: Vicente Calderón
Date: Sunday the February 26th, 16:15 Hours.
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