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Daniel Alves and David Villa
Barcelona's Daniel Alves and Atletico Madrid's David Villa vie for the ball during the quarterfinal first leg clash of the Champions League.Reuters

Atletico Madrid play Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal fixture on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.


Atletico stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 after managing a narrow 1-0 victory against Villarreal at home in their previous La Liga on Saturday. Raul Garcia scored the only goal of the game to ensure Diego Simeone's side remain on top of the league table.

Meanwhile, Barcelona registered a 3-1 victory against Real Betis at Camp Nou last weekend. Jordi Figueras Montel's own goal was sandwiched between Lionel Messi's goals in each half for the reigning Spanish champions while Ruben Castro netted the solitary goal for Gabriel Calderon's team.

After playing 32 matches, Atletico are on top of the table with 79 points, while city rivals Real Madrid are breathing down their neck in second place with 78 points. Barcelona sit third having amassed 76 points so far.

Lionel Messi
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Real Betis during their La Liga fixture.Reuters

In the first leg of the quarterfinal on 1 April, both sides played out a 1-1 draw at the home of the Catalan giants. Diego Ribas opened the scoring for the away side 11 minutes into the second half but Neymar restored parity 15 minutes later for Gerardo Martino's side.

Atletico's away goal certainly gives them an upper hand coming into the second leg fixture and they will need to keep Messi quiet to progress into the semi-final. Barcelona need to score at least one goal to avoid any threat of elimination in the quarterfinal stage.

What Managers Say

Diego Simeone: "I see a thrilling match, with two different ways of playing. One with talent, possession and the recent history, and us with humility, with heart, effort, counter-attack and the gaps. We're going to find out who's stronger in this battle of styles. Hopefully our players can fully build up the match, because it will be one of this Champions' most beautiful matches."

Gerardo Martino: "The games between the sides have been very even, though we have tended to be superior in the second halves. It won't be easy but if we try to control the game, and score first, then maybe the outcome will be different. Atletico are not the type of team who will allow us to control the game for the entire 90 minutes, but we'll try to do that as it is how we like to play."

Team Form

Diego Simeone
Diego SimeoneReuters

Atletico Madrid

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Villarreal


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Barcelona 3-1 Real Betis

Team News

Atletico Madrid

  • Injured: Arda Turan (groin)
  • Doubtful: Diego Costa (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Alderweireld, Luis; Suarez, Gabi; Diego, Koke, Rodriguez; Villa


  • Injured: Victor Valdes (knee), Isaac Cuenca (hamstring), Gerard Pique (hip), Jonathan Dos Santos (calf)
  • Doubtful: Carles Puyol (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Pinto; Alves, Mascherano, Bartra, Alba; Fabregas, Busquets, Xavi; Pedro, Messi, Neymar