Barca wins this six-goal thriller 4-2, with Dani Alves the main man with a goal, an assist, and a red card. The result means Barcelona leapfrog Atletico Madrid into the fourth position in the LaLiga Santander table.
Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in the standout fixture in LaLiga Santander on Sunday, with Xavi Hernandez‘s men looking to leapfrog Diego Simeone‘s side into the fourth and final Champions League spot. The Catalans haven’t put together two consecutive league wins since November, but they are unbeaten in their last six LaLiga games.
Atletico have also struggled for consistency but two wins from their last three have put them back on the right track. Stay with us for all the build-up to Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid and then updates from the match itself.
They’re two points ahead of the champions now. They may have faded in the second half, but they scored with all four of their shots on target. That’s the clinical they need to stay in the top four, and what Atleti are lacking at the moment.
Adama Traoré, who was a threat all night, eventually teed up Gavi for 2-0 and Ronald Araújo managed to poke home a loose ball in the box for 3-1 just before half-time.