FT: Barcelona 4-2 Atletico Madrid, Dani Alves bags goal, assist & RED CARD, Suarez scores on his return to Camp Nou

FULL TIME

It ends 4-2 in favour of the Catalans. Probably the best Barca performance since Xavi took over.

Alves sent off!

Dani Alves gets his marching orders for a nasty lunge at Carrasco. Barcelona to face final 20 mins or so with ten men.

Auba Debut

Aubameyang smakes his Barca debut! Will he get on the scoresheet?

Goal for Atleti – Barcelona 4-2 Atletico Madrid

Suarez scores on his return to Camp Nou to make it a little more interesting. Barça still 4-2 up with 30+ to play

Barca running riot! Barcelona 4-1 Atletico Madrid

Cross reaches unmarked Dani Alves at edge of box, and he thrashes it home low.

Second Half

Another hot 45 minutes awaits us. Can Diego Simeone’s men come back from this?

Half-time

Atletico seemed set with Carrasco opener, but Adama charged Barca back into game, and Xavi’s team took complete control.

Goaaaaal! Barcelona 3-1 Atletico Madrid

Pique’s header hits the bar, Araujo squeezes the rebound past Oblak.

Another goal! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Barcelona take the lead as Gavi heads the Catalan side ahead.
What a start and goal frenzy at Camp Nou!

Goal!! – Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Hermoso gave it away initially. Dani Alves’ cross. Jordi Alba took it first time on the volley. Slightly unusual strike of the ball but sailed into the back of the net. What a start!

Goooal – Barcelona 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez the creator back at Camp Nou – Koke finds him in acres behind his old mate Jordi Alba. Pique watching on too as Carrasco is free to score in middle.

Kickoff

We are underway in Camp Nou! Will Diego Simeone finally get a win in Camp Nou or will the Catalans break the clean sheet streak Atleti has on them?

Welcome to our special coverage of the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid encounter.

Xavi Hernandez and Diego Simeone meet for the first time as managers on Sunday, as Barcelona host Atletico Madrid.

Just one point separates the sides in the table, with Atleti in fourth and Barca just behind, ahead of the weekend – a massive battle for Champions League spots is already going on.

The Catalan side are unbeaten in six in LaLiga, allowing them to claw back some serious ground on that top-four race, while Atleti have reacted to three straight defeats by picking up two wins and a draw in their own last three.

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