Powerhouse teams Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona are scheduled to square off in a 2016–2017 La Liga season match at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on February 26th, Sunday.
Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona La Liga 26th February 2017 Details
Two clubs have already met 3 times in this campaign. Atetico picked up a 1–1 draw at Camp Nou in the league but lost a Copa del Rey tie against the Catalans 3–2 on aggregate just a few weeks ago. Barca have won on 4 of their last 5 visits to the Vicente Calderon in all tournaments. Atletico home fixtures in La Liga this season average 3.09 goals per game. Barca matches on the road average 3.83. There have been over 2.5 goals in 65% of Barcelona games in La Liga this term. All of Atleti’s last 3 matches in all competitions have produced 5 or more goals in total.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||26.02.2017 10:15 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||26.02.2017 15:15 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||26.02.2017 20:45 IST|
Vicente Calderon, Madrid
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., beIN SPORTS en Español|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sky Sports 2/HD UK, NOW TV UK, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony ESPN HD, Sony Six SD, Sony ESPN, Sony Six HD|
Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona Live Online Commentary
Atletico Madrid previous two matches against Barcelona this month was in the Copa Del Rey which ended 2–3 on aggregate in favour of Barcelona. Despite losing the first match 1–2 at home head coach Simeone’s side then drew 1–1 at Camp Nou but it wasn’t enough to pull them through. Los Rojiblancos will be seeking to revenge the home loss they got from the Catalan Club earlier this month. They are in 4th spot and 4 points below Sevilla in 3rd place, they will be aiming to grab a victory in this fixture and cut the distance between them and Sevilla to 1 should Sevilla lose. AS regards injury news: the first choice keeper Jan Oblak should return in goal after a lengthy injury lay-off. The key defender Diego Godin may be rushed back from injury to partner Savic in the heart of defence. Juanfran is still out though so Sime Vrsaljko will continue at right-back.
Meanwhile, Barcelona returned to winning ways last weekend after their UEFA Champions League disaster in the capital of France. They overcame Leganes 2–1 at Camp Nou keeping them on a 3‑game winning streak and 16-game unbeaten run in La Liga. Barca are second position in the league with 51 points, they are just a point behind Leaders Real Madrid. Lois Enrique’s men desperatly need to win this match to keep up with the pressure in the top of the table. Touching team news: holding midfielder Sergio Busquets returns from a ban and should replace Ivan Rakitic, rather than Andre Gomes in midfield. Samuel Umtiti is likely to be preferred to Jeremy Mathieu in central defence. The usual front three will start up top. Javier Mascherano is still struggling with a hamstring problem.