Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, the highlight of Saturday’s day in Spain (REUTERS / Sergio Perez)
Within the framework of the tenth day of The league, the Atlético de Madrid receive the FC Barcelona for another stellar clash between both teams, who arrive with different realities but with the aim of keeping the three points to continue climbing positions in the table. Stream ESPN 2.
The rojiblanco team tries to take a step to catch up with the current leader of the championship, the Real society. A victory in the Metropolitan Wanda will allow Atleti de Simeone reach the top with the Basque team, as long as the Real plays on Sunday during their visit to the promoted.
It is not an easy task for the mattress team because they face the encounter with the sensitive loss of the Uruguayan Luis Suarez, which tested positive for COVID-19 in concentration with your selection. The same has happened to his compatriot Lucas Torreira and the Mexican is not available either Hector Herrera, injured during the international break.
Luis Suárez was out at Atlético Madrid after testing positive for COVID-19 (REUTERS)
Much more graceful than the FIFA date came out the Barça, which accumulates two official matches winning and wants to continue down that path against the only team that remains undefeated in The league.
His only loss was Sergio Busquets, victim of a slight knee sprain. It is logically added to the absence of Ansu Fati, who has already gone through the operating room to have meniscus surgery.
Koeman once again relied on the formula that gave him results against Juventus in Turin, perhaps the best performance of his cycle: an attack with Dembélé, Messi and Pedri behind the french Griezmann. The Blaugrana cast is obliged to win because eighth gear nine points behind the leader, although he has two games less and each victory can bring him closer to the privileged positions in the classification.
Stadium: Metropolitan Wanda
Referee: Jose Munuera Montero
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