Barcelona meet Atletico Madrid on Sunday in what will be an immense title test for the two groups in La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde’s side saw their lead slice to five focuses at the highest point of the table after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on Thursday and, subsequent to landing on the terrain just before 4am on Friday morning, their players were back in preparing at 12:30 to get ready for Sunday’s defining moment.
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Atletico, in the mean time, were in real life at home to Leganes on Wednesday and won that match 4-0, with every one of the four objectives scored by Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone’s side have just lost once all season and drew 1-1 with Barca at the Wanda Metropolitano back in October.Barcelona wounds
Nelson Semedo is relied upon to be out for five weeks in the wake of getting hamstring damage in last Saturday’s 6-1 win at home to Girona.
Then, Sergi Samper is out with a long haul issue. The midfielder was on credit at Las Palmas, yet harmed lower leg tendons out of an amusement against Eibar in January and has come back to Barcelona for whatever is left of the season keeping in mind the end goal to recoup and get treatment.
Jordi Alba got his fifth class booking of the season against Girona and missed the trek to Las Palmas, yet he will be accessible again this end of the week. In the interim, Luis Suarez figured out how to maintain a strategic distance from a yellow card on Thursday and will include, despite the fact that he is still only one booking far from a ban.Barcelona potential beginning line-up
Barcelona stay unbeaten in La Liga and getting through this match with that record in place will make the Blaugrana enormous top picks to guarantee the title toward the finish of the season.
Valverde will in this way pick his most grounded side and the main genuine uncertainty is in midfield, with Andres Iniesta, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele going after two spots nearby Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.
In the event that Iniesta begins, Coutinho could include too, yet given that his favored position is likewise on the left, Dembele may get approval to give more adjust on the right.
With Semedo harmed, Sergi Roberto will begin at appropriate back, with Alba once again from suspension to supplant Lucas Digne on the left. Gerard Pique, laid on Thursday, will return close by Samuel Umtiti in focal defence.Atletico Madrid group news
Atletico have lost just once this season in La Liga and are on frame in the wake of whipping Sevilla 5-2 far from home and after that Leganes 4-0 in their last two alliance diversions.
Griezmann scored seven objectives in those two matches and his organization with Diego Costa in assault is extremely beginning to bloom for the Rojiblancos.
Simeone’s side have a little squad for the rest of the season after Yannick Carrasco and Nico Gaitan both moved to China and goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya joined Real Sociedad this week.
Likewise, protectors Lucas Hernandez and Stefan Savic are dubious for Sunday’s amusement.