Barcelona are back in La Liga action on Sunday against Cadiz and will need to bounce back from European disappointment in midweek against PSG.
Cadiz will have fond memories of their last meeting against Barcelona when they ran out 2-1 winners in La Liga back in December.
Yet Cadiz have only once won since then in La Liga and head into the game on a run of four straight defeats, conceding 15 goals in those matches.
Midfielder Jose Mari has been talking about his team’s form and says it means Cadiz have absolutely nothing to lose against Barcelona.
“The goal is to keep a clean sheet, but as in any other game. We have shown that we can compete against any team. We do not give up the game no matter how difficult it is. We will go with our weapons, be a compact team and try to reverse those feelings.
“The game against Barça is difficult, but it can be of great use to us. We have little to lose and much to gain. We live from our feelings, from feelings close to scoring and that is what we have to take up again.”
Source | AS
Barca could do with a win and may not have completely given up on La Liga just yet despite being nine points off the top. Atletico have drawn two of their last three La Liga matches and face a tricky run of fixtures.
The Rojiblancos’ next four league games are against Levante, Villarreal, Real Madrid, Athletic and Getafe, while Atleti also have two Champions League games against Chelsea to deal with during that run too.