Match: Atletico (Madrid) – Barcelona
Date: 28 January, Wednesday, 2014 year
Start time: 20:00
Atletico (Madrid) meet Barcelona in a rematch of the quarter-final stage of the Cup of Spain. Of “Camp Nou”, “Barcelona” took minimal advance after shot of Lionel Messi, which may be of great importance for the outcome of the clash.
Atletico reached this stage of the tournament after eliminated L’Hospitalet with a total score of 5:2, then came the success of eighth-finals with 4:2 over Real (Madrid). Decisive role in the elimination of “Los Merengues” was Fernando Torres, who scored two goals in the second leg, completed 2:2. Now eyes will again be focused on “El Nino”, which gradually regains its best. Player in top form at the moment, however Antoine Grizman. Attracted by Real Sociedad in the summer Frenchman realized two goals in the first 25 minutes of the last league match against Rayo Vallecano. So Grizman already have your account 10 goals this season, which is remarkable, having in mind that he is not a striker.
In the first meeting expected in Atletico retreated Ratio possession of the ball. Barcelona was a 67 percent control of the ball by making 12 shots on goal, while Madrid had 8. upcoming match Diego Simeone has to be very careful in their defensive tactics if they choose again the team to play on the counter-attack, because one goal for the opponents would have been enough for the outcome of the meeting.
Barcelona is in fine form, scoring six consecutive wins, three of them in the Cup. No doubt the good performance of “Barcelona” is “guilty” Lionel Messi. Argentine star has awakened and your account 7 goals and 3 assists in last 4 games. New signing Luis Suarez still has something to prove, as we have only five goals in 15 games.
However, he made a very good match against Atletico for “La Liga”, who Barcelona won with 3:1. This was probably the best match of Suarez for Barcelona after recording a goal and an assist. With the availability and Neymar in Barcelona attack, undoubtedly Luis Enrique has perhaps the best attack in Europe.
The last time Barcelona lost from Atletico in February 2010. In the next 14 games between them “Barcelona” are ruthless against the team of Diego Simeone and even beat them and Super Cup in 2013 after two draws.
I think that Atletico Madrid will be able to pierce the door of Barcelona and may even lead, but “Barcelona” have atomic attack, which is unlikely to forgive Jab Oblak. The option both team to score i think, thath is a great for the upcoming game.