Barcelona will take on arch rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals of the Championship League 1st Leg at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Tuesday, April 4, starting 7:45 pm GMT and 8:45 pm CET.
According to the BBC reports, a ten-man Real Madrid rallied their troops to end Barcelona’s 39-game winning stretch as the Blaugrana lost 2-1 in their own backyard, at Camp Nou, in the El Classico last weekend. But will not deter the spirit at Camp Nou. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says he has “blind faith” in his players.
“We had almost forgotten what losing was,” Enrique said on Monday.
“Our team has more than enough to keep being the same it has been.”
“Atletico are very dangerous. It’s going to be very complicated for us,” said Enrique.
“I have blind faith in my players and blind faith in the way Barca have been playing in order to win titles the last few years.
“That is the way we have to keep playing.”
“We want to win the treble.”
As per the SB Nation reports, the last meeting turned out to be an “ill tempered” affair as the Catalonians claimed a 2-1 win over the Atletico Madrid. The source further notes that Atletico Madrid ended the match with nine men as “Filipe Luis and Diego Godin both saw red.”
You could expect a similar high voltage encounter on Tuesday as the fans eagerly wait for the thrilling encounter.
FC Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid – 30th January 2016 – La Liga
Barcelona (4-3-3): ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Atletico (4-2-2-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Luis; Gabi, Tiago; Koke, Saul; Griezmann, Torres
FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Quarter Finals 1st Leg
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2016
Time: 7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Bet365