Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique (centre) scored Barcelona's only goal in the Clasico defeat against Real Madrid Getty

Barcelona will look to bounce back from their Clasico defeat by getting the better of Real Madrid's neighbours Atletico in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Camp Nou on 5 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Extra.


Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end when they were defeated 2-1 by arch rivals Real Madrid on 2 April. The Catalan giants lost to Atletico Madrid in the sides' only previous Champions League tie in 2014, but won both league meetings this season 2-1.

Defenders Jeremy Mathieu (knee) and Adriano (hamstring) are both sidelined through injury for the hosts, while Sandro Ramirez (thigh) is also out.

Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Betis 5-1 at home over the weekend to close the gap on Barca to six points. With two wins and two draws, Diego Simeone's side are unbeaten away from home in the Champions League this season.

Simeone has been boosted by the return of Diego Godin (hamstring), Stefan Savic (illness) and Yannick Carrasco (ankle). Jose Gimenez, Tiago and Oliver Torres all remain sidelined through injury, while striker Luciano Vietto (illness) is a doubt.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "What happened to us [against Real Madrid] can happen in any game. We managed the game well for the most part [but] the first goal damaged us. We're league leaders and the title will be won by the team that is the most consistent. We will try to be that team. This game no longer exists. Now there is no pain or anything. We have been through a lot of games without losing, but defeat also teaches you things. All competitions are difficult, my players knew that. This can happen when you rival has quality like you."

Diego Simeone: "I've always believed it's important to excite the fans when they see the table in the newspapers every Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. The Copa del Rey and Champions League are very important, but the fans live for these episodes. The tournament which offers stability and is read about every day in the newspapers is the league. All matches against [Barca] are different and we'll prepare for it in the best way possible."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): L D W W W
  • Last result: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid (all competitions): W L D W W
  • Last result: Atletico Madrid 5-1 Real Betis

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Barcelona win: 1/2
  • Draw: 16/5
  • Atletico Madrid win: 6

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Atletico Madrid possible XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Hernandez, Luis; Koke, Gabi, Fernandez, Saul; Griezmann, Vietto.