Atlético Madrid are set to play against FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This means that the Madrid-based club will take on the Catalans in another dual meeting - and that the winner will be rewarded with a place in the semi-finals of Europe's most prestigious tournament.
These two clubs have already played each other three occasions during 2013/14, but none of them have gone victorious from either of these battles. All meetings so far been a draw: Barcelona won the Spanish Supercup after a 1-1 draw at the Vicente Calderón and a 0-0 stalemate at the Camp Nou.
This year's league encounter, which was played at the Vicente Calderón in early January ended in a 0-0 draw. The two teams canceled each other out and it became a very tactical fight.
That is certainly what to expect from the next two matches. The obvious dangerman, besides Lionel Mess,i is Diego Costa, who recently has made his debut for Spain. So far he has had a glorious season in La Liga, scoring 22 goals in 27 matches. Let's not forget the ex-Barcelona man David Villa, who is always a threat on goal.
Barcelona need to rely more on individual skills of the whole team rather then just Messi. Even the best player in the world can’t do it every time. Atlético should not be treated as a smaller club in these two meetings if Barcelona would like to stand a chance.
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