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How should Barcelona line up on Wednesday against Atlético Madrid in the first big La Liga game of the season?

Atleti is never fun. Never.

CD Leganes v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

The first big test of the season for Barcelona is on Wednesday night at Camp Nou, when the Catalan giants entertain Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid in what has become an actual rivalry between the Blaugrana and the Colchoneros.

Ever since Simeone took over and made Atlético a true title contender, these two teams have faced each other a lot, especially since 2014. Barça fans are still angry when they remember that Atleti eliminated the Catalans from the Champions League in two of the last three seasons, and what makes it worse is that they then went to lose the Final to Real Madrid both times.

Atlético also won a league title at Camp Nou two years ago, and they challenged the Blaugranes all the way to the last match in the 2015-16 season. Simeone's team is tough, extremely well coached and always makes it very difficult for Barça to win. However, Luis Enrique has lost only once to Simeone as Blaugrana manager since taking over the team, and that great record might translate to another victory on Wednesday.

Both managers will certainly field two very strong starting lineups, and we would like to know which eleven players you want to see playing for Barça at Camp Nou. Please fill out the attached form and choose the starters, and you can also share your selections in the comment section below. Have fun!


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