Streaming guide and match preview for the Copa del Rey quarter-final clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid
When: Wednesday 21 January, 21:00 GMT
Where: Camp Nou
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Atletico Madrid travel to the Camp Nou tonight to take on Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final, and after dramatically beating Real Madrid in the previous round with a 2-0 home win and 2-2 draw away, Diego Simeone’s side are out to upset another Spanish giant.
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Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches against Atletico and have won 11 of their last 13 Copa del Rey matches – but even more impressive is Atleti’s run in the cup as they are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 Copa del Rey fixtures.
A certainly unpredictable tie – especially given Los Rojiblancos brushing aside of Real Madrid.
Simeone is likely to keep with Jan Oblak in goal after impressing in the 2-2 draw against Ancelotti’s side, and the now fully-fit Jose Gimenez could make a return to the starting line-up.
Fernando Torres has been in fine form and, as a player that struggles significantly without confidence, Simeone will be eager to keep the forward high in spirits. El Nino is almost certain to play as a lone striker so as to allow for offensive approach against the attacking Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Messi grabbed his second-consecutive hat-trick – his 30th career hat-trick and 22nd in La Liga – in the 4-0 win over Deportivo la Coruña on Sunday and the Argentinian is in sublime form.
Luis Enrique may feel inclined to stick with the same line-up he has used in the previous two matches with the formula seeming to get the best out of attackers Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
What’s more, given the first-leg of the quarter-final is at home and against the reigning La Liga champions the Barcelona boss is unlikely to rest key players.