ATL Vs BAR Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Humdinger of a clash loses some of its shine as injuries batter both the clubs.
While the barrage of injuries both these clubs have sustained ahead of today’s encounter will do little to reduce the competitiveness and feisty nature of the tie, the string of players missing out are set to be a massive setback to both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
With both the sides missing out on the services of pivotal attacking names, today’s affair is bound to be heavily dominated by the defences. Also, with Atletico Madrid as per traditions once again emerging as a ritually defensively staunch backline, the club will look to negate anything Barcelona have to throw at them.
Atletico Madrid will be well aware that this Barcelona side is there for the taking as well. Although Barcelona managed to curb a string of four matches without a win the last time around, the side continues to remain a jittery setup, one unsure of itself.
ATL Vs BAR Fantasy Probable Winner
Where Barcelona are still struggling for form, Atletico Madrid on the other hand are only going from strength to strength. With four wins on the spin, they sit in 3rd spot with the side yet to register a defeat in the league.
We envisage that record remaining unblemished with the side’s backline handing the club a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Sime and Hector have both sustained injuries ahead of the day’s matchup while Lucas and Luis have tested positive for Coronavirus.
- Barcelona will be devoid of the services of Ronald, Sergio, Ansu and Samuel in lieu of his injuries.
Oblak, Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi, Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Saul, Felix, Correa
Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Pjanic, De Jong, Dembele, Messi, Pedri, Griezmann
La Liga 2020-21
Match: Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona
Date And Time: 22nd November, Sunday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
- Felix: 5 Goals, 2 Assists
- Fati: 4 Goals
Jan Oblak has had a major hand in making this Atletico Madrid side into the defensive juggernaut it is today. Regarded by many as the world’s finest shot stopper, he’s refused to let anything past him, a shot stopper who makes for a must have pick for us.
Despite Barcelona being extremely vulnerable at the back, we have still decided to opt for a duo from the club for the forthcoming encounter. In Jordi Alba and Sergio Roberto, the club has two fullbacks who have gone onto provide the five assists in between them already.
Letting in a meagre two goals in seven encounters, a run which includes four cleansheets in their last five matches, Atletico Madrid needed no reasoning for the duo we have opted from the side. Jose Gimenez and Felipe Monteiro have been rocks at the back, players who have clobbered anything directed their way.
Marcos Llorente is slowly establishing himself as a mainstay of Atletico Madrid’s attack. He’s made full use of his outings this season, scoring thrice and assisting twice for the club, figures which have seen him nail his place down in the club’s playing 11.
Paired up with him is Angel Correa who has hit home the four assists to create the maximum number of assists for the side. Barcelona on the other hand will be represented by Frenkie de Jong owing to his ability to keep the ball moving quickly across the park.
Antoine Griezmann is yet to justify his staggering price tag but he’s managed to score twice off late to see us opt for him from Barcelona. Lionel Messi who has the three goals will link up with him while the opposition will see us opt for Joao Felix courtesy of his five strikes and two layups.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Messi’s three goals see him head our side as the captain while Felix is the vice-captain.
Oblak, Roberto, Felipe, Jose, Alba, Llorente, Jong, Correa, Felix, Lionel, Antoine
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