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EnnieD 06/29/2020

Barcelona host Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on June 30. The match starts at 11:00 pm CEST. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

⚽️ Team news

Barcelona

The Catalans have already revealed their 23-man squad for the match and Sergi Roberto makes his return after receiving the medical green light.

Sergio Busquets returns after missing the Celta Vigo match through suspension.

Arthur, who signed with Juventus and returned to Barcelona only late on Sunday, has been included as well.

Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele are out injured.

Atletico Madrid

The visitors will miss Sime Vrsaljko and Mario Hermoso through injury and Stefan Savic and Koke through suspension.

⚽️ Key stats

Barcelona haven't lost to Atletico in the last six matches; the games resulted in four wins and two draws. (h/t Sportskeeda)

The Rojiblancos are in a better form than us, gathering 13 points in the last 5 matches while Barca have got 11.

Blaugrana are undefeated in the last 28 matches at home. (h/t WhoScored)

The Catalans have kept a clean sheet in the last four matches at Camp Nou. (h/t WhoScored)

⚽️ Probable line-ups

Barca XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Griezmann, L Suarez, Messi (Tribuna.com)

Atletico XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi; Correa, Partey, Niguez, Llorente; Felix, Costa. (h/t Sportskeeda)

⚽ Score predictions

Sportsmole's Matt Law: Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

"It would be fairly easy to back a low-scoring draw in this match, but Barca are sure to be desperate to return to winning ways due to the disappointment of their result against Celta. We are expecting an incredibly tight match involving spells where Barca will suffer, but we fancy the home side to narrowly triumph."

90min's Declan Houten: Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid

"Regardless of how turbulent things get, Barcelona are Barcelona - they are a) pretty impregnable at home (failing to win just once at the Camp Nou all season), and b) pretty great against Diego Simeone. We can more or less rule out a loss."

Sportskeeda's Sai Teja: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

"Given that the game is of paramount importance to Barcelona, they are likely to come out all guns blazing against Atletico. However, they have found Atleti's defence hard to break down in the past and could be hurt by Joao Felix & co on the counter.

"The fixture could end in a stalemate due to both sides' tight defences (particularly the away team) and the pressure of a possible title-decider. There is a high probability that it could be a low-scoring one given the two sides' history."

⚽ Managers' quotes

Quique Setien: "They are a great team, with a strong identity and way of playing. They will make things difficult for us. But I think that all the matches are as important as this one."

Diego Simeone: "We will play against extraordinary players who have been winning La Liga many years in a row, they will not lower their arms because they are used to winning, because they want to win and because they are very good."

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