Pre Match Video
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone look ahead to their La Liga match.
(about the game against Atletico Madrid)
“We look at it with the willing nature of playing against a direct rival. An important match for the Spanish league because we are already at the stage when we face our direct rivals. We also have the goal average to compete for. We look forward to a good game and to generating problems for them. And also we want to see a full house at the Camp Nou with the supporters backing us as they have been recently.”
“The unwise thing would be not to play him. He would kill me! That would be very unwise for me to do. So don’t worry because if he doesn’t play it won’t be because of his injury. Was that clear? Don’t worry about the injury. He will play.”
Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid coach:
(on Barcelona forwards)
“I think the arrival of Suarez has made their system stronger. The most wonderful thing of the three of them, or at least that’s what they show, is that there are no jealousies, they look good, happy, and that´s something fantastic for those of us who like footb
SUBS: Moya, Oliver Torres, Martinez, Savic, Gamez, Partey, Vietto.
SUBS: Ter Stegen, Turan, Munir, Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen, Mathieu.
ATLETICO (4-5-1): Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Filipe Luis; Koke, Saul, Gabi, Fernandez, Ferreira Carrasco; Griezmann.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.