#Atletico Madrid

.Camp Nou, Carrer d'Arístides Maillol, Barcelona, Spain
A picture from the reverse fixture of Atletico Madrid versus Barcelona (Photo Credit: Twitter/@atletienglish)

  • Barcelona clash with Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday at 7:45 pm
  • Atletico currently holds the top position in the points table and Barcelona is on the 3rd position
  • Barcelona has lost only 1 of their last 26 La Liga games against Atletico Madrid

A picture from the reverse fixture of Atletico Madrid versus Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@atletienglish)

La Liga is all set for what could be the most decisive fixture in determining its winner as the third-placed Barcelona take on league leaders Atletico Madrid

.Bucarest, Romania
Olivier Giroud scored a wonder goal for Chelsea.(Photo Credit:Twitter/Chelsea)

  • Giroud's acrobatic strike was initially ruled out for offside but stood after VAR review
  • Diego Simeone's side had put on a typically disciplined defensive performance
  • Chelsea passed their biggest test since Tuchel was appointed at the end of January

The Atletico Madrid squad.(Photo: Twitter/ Atletico Madrid)

Starting line-ups for the Champions League last 16, first leg between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea

.Barcelona, Spain

  • Lionel Messi marked the occasion with a goal in the 32nd minute
  • But Barcelona could not capitalise on the goal, and Cadiz scored from a penalty in the 89th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw
  • Messi's goal was the 16th one he has scored this season

Los Blancos win again.(Photo Credit: Twitter/Real Madrid)

  • Casemiro's second-half header cutt the gap at the top to just three points
  • Los Blancos victory was their fourth in a row
  • Zinedine Zidane's side have done it without several key players

.Madrid, Spain

  • The defeat is only Atletico's second in the league this season and their first at the Wanda Metropolitano
  • Atletico were facing Levante for the second time in four days
  • Atletico have now gone seven league games without a clean sheet, their longest run since Simeone became coach in 2011

Atletico have handed Real Madrid a glimmer of title hope.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@atletienglish)

  • Atletico are looking for a first league title since their shock triumph in 2014
  • Roja Blancos sit six points clear of second-placed and city rivals Real Madrid
  • Their control of the title race has slipped slightly after two draws in three matches

.Barcelona, Spain
Messi could've had a hattrick if not for a dubious VAR decision. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Barcelona thrashed Alaves 5-1 in La Liga on Saturday
  • Lionel Messi fired in two sensational long-range efforts
  • Despite the victory, Barcelona trail Atletico Madrid by eight points

.Madrid, Spain
Atletico Madrid is still leading the La Liga table by a comfortable margin.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@atletienglish)

  • Suarez shows no sign of letting up, the Uruguayan now with 11 goals in his last nine games
  • Atletico rarely troubled Celta but managed to go in level
  • Atletico were moments away but caved with one minute left