A match preview for the encounter between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Where: Vicente Calderon, Madrid
When: Wednesday 21st August, 20:00 KO
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It’s the first leg of the annual Supercoppa de Espana and what an encounter this promises to be, and one player in particular will be looking forward to it more than most.
David Villa made the switch between these two sides over the summer after falling out with a number of Barcelona’s players and staff for a price that makes a mockery of most of the big money deals made this summer.
However, Villa has a job to do – replace Radamel Falcao, which will be no easy task, but a great way to hit the ground running would be to sink his former club. Atletico of course won the Copa Del Rey last term, defeating cross city rivals Real Madrid in the process.
Barcelona, though, won’t be afraid having just come off the back of an impressive 7-0 victory over Levante at the weekend. Lionel Messi is expected to be fit having shown no signs of being troubled by the hamstring problem that kept him quiet during pre season whilst midfielder Cesc Fabregas is also set to return from an ankle injury.