Date: 8th May 2021
Time: 7:45 PM (IST)
Venue: Camp Nou
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Barcelona fight it out with Atletico Madrid in this crucial Spanish Liga match. This is a highly important encounter for them as the entire title race could boil down to this game. While Atletico Madrid are in the 1st position of the table, the Catalan giants are in the 3rd position of the table. However, there is only a difference of 2 points between them and a win for Barcelona in this game would propel them to the top of the table. The match will begin at 7:45 PM (IST) at the home ground of Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati have long-term injuries and will be missing out on this game. Martin Brathwaite might be missing out on this game because of his ankle injury. Though he has made rapid strides during his recovery, he might not be risked by Ronald Koeman.
There are no injury updates at the present moment. Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente can be the key players of this game.
The Catalan Giants would not have been in this rat-race if they would not have shockingly lost to Granada, 1-2. That loss had reignited the trophy hunt and this game will be a decisive one. Barca are coming on the back off a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Valencia and that would pour in some self-belief and confidence into the unit. Lionel Messi had netted a brace and Antoine Griezmann had scored the other goal.
Los Colchoneros will have to bring out their best game to safely win this game and eventually get a strong-hold of the title. Diego Simeone has weaved magic in this unit and the team has responded well to his tactical nuances. They had won their previous game against Elche 1-0. Marcos Llorente had scored the goal for them.
Atletico Madrid have stayed at the top of the league for the majority of the season and it will be a heartbreak for their fans if they concede the title to Barcelona or Real Madrid at the business end of the tournament. Atletico need a big performance against Barcelona and it will interesting to see which team comes out on top in this mouth-watering contest.
Probable Playing 11
Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo; Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi
Jan Oblak; Renan Lodi, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier; Saul Niguez, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Yannick Carrasco; Angel Correa, Luis Suarez
Goalkeepers: ter Stegen, Oblak
Defenders: Lenglet, Pique, Gimenez, Savic
Midfielders: Llorente, Alba, de Jong, Carrasco
Strikers: Messi, Griezmann, Suarez, Correa
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