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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 0-0 Atlético: Hugely disappointing performance for a game Barça absolutely had to win, but they didn’t play like it and their best chances came when Messi was Messi. Not good enough.


WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH!!! The mighty Camp Nou is the site of the biggest game of the season for Barcelona, who welcome La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid for a crucial match for both teams. Barça can go top of the table and become title favorites with a win, while the Colchoneros can have one hand on the trophy with three points in this one. This is a big one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


LIVE BLOG


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)

Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Umtiti, Firpo, Roberto, Pjanic, Ilaix, Puig, Trincão, Dembélé, Braithwaite

ATLÉTICO MADRID

Starting XI: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Carrasco, Koke, Llorente, Lemar; Correa, Suárez (4-4-2)

Bench: Grbic (GK), Giménez, Vrsaljko, Lodi, Torreira, Kondogbia, Herrera, Saúl, Vitolo, Félix, Dembélé


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 35

Date/Time: Satuday, May 8, 2021, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz

VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others

How to stream: FuboTV (USA), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), 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, watch the 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!