Barcelona FCB Alba (10'), Gavi Paez (21'), Araújo (43'), Dani Alves (49')
4-2 FT
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Primera Division Gameweek 23
Feb 6, 2022 KO: 15:15

Barcelona - Atletico Madrid

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Jesús Gil
  8' Carrasco
Alba 10'  
Gavi Paez 21'  
Araújo 43'  
Dani Alves 49'  
  58' Suárez

Match preview

Aubameyang straight in? - How Barcelona could line up against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona secured the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on transfer deadline day

Barcelona head into the second half of the season with a new-look squad thanks to the club's business in the January transfer window.

Attacking reinforcements were a priority for Barca and head coach Xavi in the window, and the Blaugrana eventually signed Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Manchester City and Arsenal respectively, while Adama Traore was brought in on loan from Wolves.

Xavi now has much more options in the final third than he did previously, and the new recruits have come at a good time, too, as Ansu Fati is set to miss around six weeks of action.

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Barca have one of the biggest matches of their season on Sunday as they take on Atletico Madrid. The Catalan side are currently fifth in La Liga while Atletico are fourth, and if the former can win this weekend, they will leapfrog Diego Simeone's side into the Champions League qualification spots.

Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia, Alejandro Balde and Fati are missing due to injury, while there are concerns over the fitness of Memphis Depay.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal behind a likely back four of Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.

Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong is the likely midfield three.

As this close to a must-win match for Barca, Xavi may decide to unleash his three forward signings to see what they can do, which would be a kick in the teeth for Luuk de Jong who has two goals in three games.

Aubameyang has not played a competitive game since the start of December so he might feature on the bench, with Traore and Torres flanking De Jong.

Predicted Barcelona XI v Atletico Madrid

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Atletico Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
7
Draws
6
4
Losses
6
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
26
36
Goals Per Game
1.30
1.80
More > 2.5 Goals
9
14
More > 3 Goals
6
9
Scored First in a Match
11
11
Scored Both Halves
4
6
Won More > 1 Goal
1
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
25
31
Did Not Score
4
4
Both Teams Scored
11
12
Kept Clean Sheet
6
4
Won Without Conceding
5
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
13
Shots on Target
4.15
4.70
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.80
2.50
Penalties
0.10
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
10
10.00
Shots on Target Conceded
3.42
3.79
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.16
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
16
13
Yellow Cards
2.20
1.85
Red Cards
0.00
0.20

Injuries

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