Match Preview: Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
La Liga returns after the recent international break with a heavyweight contest that pits the reigning league champions, FC Barcelona, against the champions from two seasons ago, Atlético Madrid, the first of seven games in 22 days for the blaugranes.
FC Barcelona in Madrid and ready for Atlético | FC Barcelona
The eighteen Barça players that have been picked for today’s match against Atlético arrived in Madrid on a flight that left El Prat Airport at 10.30am CET and touched down in the Spanish capital about an hour later. The party is being led by vice-president Jordi Cardoner, who is being joined by fellow directors Jordi Moix, Javier Bordas and Xavier Vilajoana.
Graham Hunter: Barca don’t have a great record against Atleti and Antoine Griezmann could haunt them : Paddy Power Blog
On paper this is a match that the reigning Spanish and European champions should lose or draw [On paper people!] Let’s take track record. Thirty times in the last 25 years Barcelona have played Atletico away from home: 15 defeats, six draws only nine wins. Of those nine wins the vast majority have come since the Pep Guardiola-Leo Messi era began.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi available after birth of second son - ESPN FC
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is available for selection for the weekend's game with Atletico Madrid after the birth of his second son Mateo on Friday night. Messi missed Barcelona's training session as he was given permission to attend the birth but will be in the squad to face Atletico on Saturday.
Messi, Pique return to comforts of Barcelona after intl break - ESPN FC
After a seemingly endless international break full of off-the-pitch drama, Barcelona will be back in action in La Liga when they meet the ultra-competitive Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday. With both teams prepared to do whatever it takes to maintain the perfect starts to their domestic league campaigns, expect sparks to fly once again between two of the most dominant powers in Spanish football.
Adriano cleared to play, in squad for Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced a list of 18 players for FC Barcelona's game this Saturday at 8.30pm CET at the Vicente Calderón against Atlético Madrid. The big news is that Adriano has been medically cleared and will travel with the team. Here is the complete list: ter Stegen, Masip, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Vermaelen and Mathieu.
Two-week league stoppage offers no excuse, says Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Following the international hiatus that saw his stars in action abroad and his remaining players enjoy some down time, Luis Enrique was back on the dais just before lunchtime on Friday, this time to talk about Saturday’s match in the Spanish capital versus Atlético Madrid.
A look at Atlético v Barça, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Heading into Saturday's 8.30pm CET La Liga clash between Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona, we take a quick look at some of the more interesting numbers surrounding the big matchup.