Barcelona hosts Atlético de Madrid this Sunday, in a match corresponding to the fifteenth day of LaLiga EA Sports. The blaugranas, with their homework done in the Champions League after securing a place in the round of 16, face another vital duel in their aspirations for the domestic championship.
The culés are fourth, with the same points as Atlético de Madrid (31). However, the colchonero team has one less game. Both are four behind Real Madrid, which leads the table alone, after Girona's draw against Athletic Bilbao (1-1).
Barcelona faces Atlético de Madrid with the peace of mind of having made it to the round of 16 of the Champions League. However, coach Xavi Hernández recognizes that the victory "does not liberate anything", and insisted that "the pass to the round of 16 is only a peace of mind ticket until Sunday", alluding to the match against Atlético de Madrid.
For his part, president Joan Laporta believes that Tuesday's victory against Porto and progress to the round of 16 is an achievement that will give "iron morale" to the players.
The match between Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, corresponding to the fifteenth day of LaLiga EA Sports, will be played this Sunday, December 3, at 9:00 p.m. The match can be seen on television on Movistar and can also be followed live through the La Vanguardia website.