Barcelona will take on Atletico Madrid in the heavyweight La Liga clash on Saturday night, and we take a look at their head to head statistics.
Barcelona are currently at the top of the La Liga table. The side is 8 points ahead of the second-placed Atletico Madrid, who visit the Camp Nou this weekend.
The clash is significant in defining the La Liga title race for this season, as Ernesto Valverde’s men aim to secure their second consecutive title.
Barca faced a setback earlier this week when Villarreal held them to a 4-4 draw at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The side made a strong comeback in the game after the host side took a 4-2 lead in the competition.
Lionel Messi and Suarez scored a goal each in the injury time to rescue a point for the Catalans. Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, closed the gap to 8 points with a 2-0 win over Girona.
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head stats:
The Catalan giants shared the spoils with Atletico Madrid the last time both the sides met at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Barca made a late comeback in that game as well, as Ousmane Dembele broke the Atletico Madrid hearts with a 90th-minute equalizer, after Diego Costa gave the side a lead in the game.
While a draw would further boost Barcelona’s hopes for retaining the league title, both the sides would be eyeing a win in the game.
While a victory for Barcelona would send them 11 points ahead of Atletico – and shift focus towards their Champions League campaign where they face Manchester United in the quarterfinals, an Atletico win would make the title race significantly intense.
A loss for Atletico could also see them fighting for the second place, as Real Madrid are five points behind their city rivals, at third.
Barca vs Atletico H2H stats (since 2005)
- Total number of matches played: 28
- Matches won by Barcelona: 16
- Matches won by Atletico Madrid: 6
- Draws: 6
- Matches played in Camp Nou: 14 (Barcelona wins – 9, Atletico Madrid wins – 2)
- Matches played in Vincente Calderon: 13 (Atletico Madrid wins – 4, Barcelona wins – 7)
- Matches played in Wanda Metropolitano – 1 (Draw – 1)
- Goals scored by Barcelona: 62
- Goals scored by Atletico Madrid: 32
- Most Goals for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid (Current): Lionel Messi (16)
- Most Goals for Atletico Madrid against Barcelona (Current): Antoine Griezmann (3)
How Twitter reacted..
Busquets, Rakitic, Piqué and Suarez are one card away from suspension in La Liga.
Scenes when Barcelona score a late winner vs Atletico and all these 4 players celebrate by taking off their shirt 👀
— adil (@Barca19stats) April 4, 2019
6th: Bayern vs Dortmund
6th: Barcelona vs Atletico
9th: CL quarters
10th: CL quarters
14th: Liverpool vs Chelsea
16th: CL quarters
17th: CL quarters
20th: Man City vs Spurs
24th: Man United vs Man City
30th: CL semis
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 2, 2019
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 5, 2019
Barcelona will meet Manchester United on Tuesday night after their game against Atletico Madrid.