LIVEBLOG: Barcelona-Atletico

Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in a Champions League quarter-final meeting of La Liga’s top two sides.

La Blaugrana lead Los Colchoneros by six points after a weekend that saw Barca beaten at home to Real Madrid after Atletico hammered Real Betis.

But Barca have beaten Atleti the last six times the teams have met, including in January when the sides met at Camp Nou in a League encounter.

However, Atletico’s last win over Barca came in this competition in 2014, at Vicente Calderon, after a draw in Catalonia as Diego Simeone’s side made it to the Champions League Final.

Simeone has had to deal with concerns over his defence in the build-up to the tie though Diego Godin is expected to be fit, possibly partnered by youngster Lucas.

Barca’s loss to Madrid on Saturday was their first defeat in 39 games, a run that stretched back to October, as they look to retain the treble claimed last season.

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