Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
TUE 30th JUNE 2020 – KO 21:00pm
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On Tuesday night, Barcelona put their title challenge to the test at the Nou Camp against Atletico Madrid.
The Catalan giants know that the title race is now in the hands of arch-rivals Real Madrid, who are two points clear at the top of the table after the weekend’s games.
Quique Setien’s team suffered a blow on Saturday, as they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 with Celta Vigo. It now looks like time is running out for the reigning champions tilt at the title.
The draw had one positive in the fact that the Blaugrana are six league games undefeated, although two draws in their last three La Liga matches could prove costly in the title race.
Another positive is their formidable home record of late in the Spanish top-flight, as they are undefeated in 28 matches at the Nou Camp.
Diego Simeone’s team head into this potentially difficult clash in high spirits after a five-match unbeaten run in the Spanish top-flight. A 2-1 home win over Alaves last time out means that Los Colchoneros have also picked up four straight league victories. The good run of form has consolidated Atletico’s position in the Champions League spots.
The visitors have been renowned for their defensive solidity in recent years and this season is no different, as they have the second-best defensive record in the league behind arch-rivals Real Madrid. They have also kept clean sheets in three of their last four La Liga games.
Atleti are undefeated in their last five outings on their travels in the Spanish top-flight, which gives the visitors cause for optimism heading into this tough away game.
Barcelona look set to be without Sergio Roberto, Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie De Jong. Atletico are without the suspended Koke and Stefan Savic, while Sime Vrsaljko are also unlikely to feature due to injury.