Match Venue: Camp Nou
Match Date: 5 April 2016
The quarter finals is about to start who will be able to secure a win between the clash of La Liga giants. The intense match is about to unfold as both team wants to ensure that they will be able to enter the semi-finals of the competition. Who will be able to sustain the heat on the first leg of this exciting match-up against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid?
Luis Enrique squad gets to secure a triumphant win over Arsenal who fails to win on both first leg and second leg of the competition. The draw was already conducted – the battle is on as Barca faces their fellow La Liga competitor Atletico Madrid to determine who will advance to the next level of the competition.
With the strength and record that Barcelona has over their competitor the great advantage of winning their first match is highly in favored of them. Barca has managed to keep a clean slate of their opponents six times in a row. The star players of the squad have helped them achieve their current position on both Champions League and La Liga tournament.
Messi, Suarez, and Neymar’s spectacular performance towards the game can give the team the guarantee of winning the title on both competitions wherein they reign as superior.
Their draw results against Eindhoven in order to advance to the next level won’t help Atletico Madrid to beat the strong squad of Barca. The pressure is on to Diego Simeone squad at their competitor holds a great record over them. The visitors will surely have a hard time on winning this game over their foe.
Atletico Madrid can play well over Barcelona, they can conceal a goal yet they still need to work more on defending the lead, doing counter-attacks and defending the set piece. Atletico might be considered as the underdog on the competition, yet they can still make this campaign more exciting if they will be able provide the same intensity that Barca have.
It will be a tight fight between the two giants on the competition, yet the higher chances of making it to semis will be in favored of Barcelona. Continuing the clean sheet over Atletico Madrid will be challenge as Simeone squad can also execute well on the competition.
As usual this event will surely excite most football enthusiast who loves both teams. And since this is UEFA Champions League there might be a chance that the underdog might have step-up their game.
Score: Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid
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