Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid at nine o’clock this evening, Saturday, at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium, the stronghold of Roji Blancos, in the eighth round of the Spanish League 2021-2022 competition.
Barcelona is sixth in the Spanish league standings with 12 points, collected from three victories and the same number of draws, and the Catalan club has a postponed match.
As for Atlético Madrid, it is fourth in the La Liga standings with 14 points, which it has won in four games, a draw on two occasions and one loss.
Atlético Madrid is looking to avoid making mistakes again by preparing for the meeting to try to stop the bleeding of points and continue to compete for the title and defend it for the second season in a row.
Atlético Madrid is armed with former Barcelona attacking duo Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann, as the match will be very emotional for them.
While the Catalan team is preparing for this meeting with full force, coach Ronald Koeman knows that his balance has been exhausted and any loss that may topple him outside the walls of the Catalan club, and realizes the difficulty and strength of the opponent.
The two teams have faced each other in 168 matches. Barcelona managed to win 75 matches, while Atlético Madrid won 51 matches, with 42 matches tied.
Barcelona scored 322 goals against Atletico Madrid in the 75 matches between them, while Atletico Madrid scored 245 goals against Barcelona.