FULL TIME! Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: All over and after a late bit of excitement it ends all square.
GOAL! Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele rescues a point for Barca!
GOAL! Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona: Diego Costa heads home Griezmann’s corner and Atletico have the lead. Barca staring at a second straight La Liga defeat.
SECOND HALF: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Here we go again. Rafinha has indeed replaced Sergi Roberto at the break.
HALF-TIME! Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: Half-time and no goals yet. Sergi Roberto went off injured just before half-time and Rafinha’s been warming up. It’s been tense, tight stuff so far with no real chances to speak of. Let’s hope for better after the break.
KICKOFF! Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re off at the Wanda!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Arthur, Vidal; Messi, Suárez (4-4-2)
Bench: Cillessen, Lenglet, Aleñá, Rafinha, Dembélé, Malcom, Munir
Starting XI: Oblak, Arias, Savic, Hernández, Filipe Luís; Koke, Rodri, Saúl, Lemar; Griezmann, Diego Costa (4-4-2)
Bench: Adán, Moya, Thomas, Vitolo, Gelson, Correa, Kalinic
Welcome to Madrid! The international break is finally over, and Barcelona are back in action with the most giant of giant games: Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, which has proven to be a fortress since it opened last year. Barça are coming off a bad loss against Real Betis, and they need to bounce back in this game. It won’t be easy against Diego Simeone’s boys, but we’re definitely good enough to win. Let’s all support the team and follow along with this LIVE BLOG! COME ON, BARÇA!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 13
Date/Time: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm ET, 11.4am PT (USA), 1.15am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!