Xavi Hernandez has a sole task for the remainder of the LaLiga Santander campaign, and that is for Barcelona to challenge for the domestic title, and they will resume their campaign with a tricky away trip to Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone‘s charges have been struggling with an identity crisis throughout the 2022/23 season, which has contributed to a significant decline in results.
The club are hoping to back their coach to ensure the team’s successful style remains effective, hence why Joao Felix has been put on the market, despite his incredible natural talent.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona predicted line-ups
The hosts have no real injury concerns to speak of, with Simeone boasting virtually a full array of talent for the match with the Blaugrana.
Xavi, on the other hand, is regretting a lack of discipline from his players as both Jordi Alba and Robert Lewandowski will be unavailable for the match through suspension.
Atletico Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-4-2): Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Axel Witsel, Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann
Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Pedri, Raphinha, Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembele
When does Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona start?
This Sunday’s match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona kicks off at 21:00 CET, the local time in Spain. For those living in the UK, you can tune in at 20:00 BST. For American viewers, the LaLiga Santander clash will begin at 15:00 ET/12:00 PT.
Where to watch Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona?
The LaLiga Santander meeting between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will take place at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano on Sunday, January 8. For those living in the UK you can watch the game on LaLiga TV, while viewers in the USA can tune in via ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes.
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