Atletico Madrid and Barcelona face off today in the Spanish Football League La Liga.
The match will begin at Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona at 9 PM (NST).
Of the two clubs who hold the fourth and fifth places of the La Liga points table, the club that wins today’s game will secure fourth place in La Liga with a better margin.
Atletico is fourth in the table with 36 points from 21 games, while Barcelona is fifth with 35 points from the equal games.
In the first match of the previous league, Barcelona had lost 2-0 to Atletico.
Former Barcelona players Luis Suarez and Lemar scored to help Atletico win the game at Wanda Metropolitano.
Winning today’s game, Barcelona has a chance to avenge the previous meeting.
At the same time, there is a golden opportunity to move ahead of Atletico in the points table.
Despite a great start to the season, Atletico, who has been in poor form lately, wants to prove themselves in the league by beating Barcelona.
But with new players and coaches, Barcelona is ready to stop Diego Simeone.
Barcelona, which started the season with poor form, has seen some improvement with the arrival of former player Xavi Hernandez as the club’s head coach.
But what will be the result of today’s game in Camp Nou? For that, there is no alternative but to wait till the last whistle of today’s game.
In the pre-match conference, the coaches of both the clubs praised each other and said that they are ready for today’s clash.
Today’s clash will be the first clash between the two coaches of the club in La Liga.
Simeone has met Xavi several times as Barcelona’s player after he became Atletico’s boss in 2011.
But this is Xavi’s first clash with Simone as Barcelona coach.
Real Madrid tops the table with 50 points from 22 games.
Sevilla, who have played one game more than Real, are second with 47 points, while Real Betis, who have played 22 games, are third in La Liga with 40 points.