Facing the vital duel for the title that will star culés and colchoneros, ESPN Digital presents you day, time and injuries
Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid meet this weekend in one of the most important matches in the 2020/21 season of LaLiga.
When is Barcelona vs. Atlético de Madrid?
The duel between Blaugranas and Colchoneros is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 8 at 9:15 am in Mexico City. The meeting will be held at the Camp Nou and due to restrictions due to COVID-19, the game will take place without an audience in the stands.
Where is Barcelona marching in LaLiga?
The team led by Ronald Koeman is in third position in the standings with 74 points. A victory over the Colchoneros would allow Barcelona to finish Saturday as the leader of the table while waiting for what happens in Real Madrid vs. Seville.
Where is Atlético marching in LaLiga?
Currently, Atlético is at the top of the Spanish championship with 76 units. With a victory or draw against Barcelona, the Colchoneros would continue in the first place of the table regardless of the result that the Merengues achieve.
What is the importance of the result for Barcelona and Atlético?
The Culés are practically forced to obtain the victory, since a tie serves them little in their aspirations to win LaLIga and a defeat would leave them five points behind Atlético with only nine units to be disputed.
For its part, Simeone’s team could end the day in third position in the table if Real Madrid defeat Sevilla and they fall to the Catalans. Atlético’s squad would be one point below the Merengues and Barcelona and would no longer depend on itself to be crowned champion of Spain.
What players did Ronald Koeman call up?
The Dutch strategist summoned his best available men and the most outstanding loss is that of Ansu Fati, who again underwent surgery and is expected to be able to play until next season. Notably, Koeman decided not to consider Matheus by technical decision.
The summoned of Koeman, according to the official site of the Barcelona, son: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, O. Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, broken, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Ilaix Moriba, O. Mingueza y Arnau Tenas.
What players did Diego Simeone summon?
With the Mexican Héctor Herrera included in the list, El ‘Cholo’ decided to summon all the players of the squad for the crucial confrontation against the Blaugrana team.
Those summoned by Simeone, according to the official site of the Atlético de Madrid, son: Oblack, Grbic, JM Giménez, Renan Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Vrsaljko, Kondogbia, Torreira, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Marcos Llorente, Héctor Herrera, Vitolo, Carrasco, Joao Félix, Luis Suárez, Correa and Dembélé.