Perhaps the weekend will decide who wins La Liga. The four leading teams face off, and before Sunday’s Real Madrid – Sevilla, there is an enticing FC Barcelona – Atlético de Madrid this afternoon (to be followed from 4:15 p.m. live on Foot 24hfootnews). The leader against the third, with only two points of difference which separate the two formations. Suffice to say that a Catalan defeat would almost definitely compromise his title chances.
The current dynamic, however, seems to be in favor of Ronald Koeman’s men, who convey better feelings, where the Colchoneros squandered a lead of more than ten points in just a few weeks. On the move, Cholo Simeone’s troops have won only one of their last five games, while Barca are rather serene on their land. The Rojiblancos, however, won the first confrontation of the season 1-0.
Luis Suarez’s return to Barcelona
For this shock, Ronald Koeman will align Marc-André ter Stegen in the cages. The defensive trio will be made up of Lenglet, Piqué and Araujo. On the flanks, we will find Jordi Alba and Dest. The midfield will be composed of the Busquets-Pedri-De Jong trio, and in front, to accompany Lionel Messi, place to Antoine Griezmann, who will thus find many of his former partners.
Opposite, the eleven of the Argentinian tactician will start with Oblak in the cages, with Mario Hermoso, Felipe and Savic to protect him. Trippier and Carrasco will be responsible for animating the wings. In the middle, Kondogbia is expected to play in support of Koke and Thomas Lemar, while Marcos Llorente will accompany the great returning Luis Suarez, for his first match against Barça since his departure.