Tonight´s game is an important one. Taking away El Clasico this is probably the best game in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid come in a better run than Barcelona, standing in the second position with two games less than the leaders.
If los colchoneros win tonight, they will overtake Real Sociedad to stand first on the table.
Simeone will miss Luis Suarez and Lucas Torreira, who are missing the game due to Covid 19.
Barcelona on the other side needs a win to get closer to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Their away performance has been poor as they have only achieved to get four points out of 12 possible.
Carlos Acosta will join you during the broadcast of the match.
Atletico Madrid starts the game.
It was Antoine Griezmann who almost scored.
Ousmane Dembele makes the first cross of the game and the french volleys it but it went over the bar.
MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN!
Saul smashes it from the outside the box which goes directly to the top corner but Ter Stegen flies and defelects it to the corner.
Koke is shown the first yellow card of the game.
Koke grabs Demebele and takes him down after a good run.
Correa through balls to Marcos Llorente who smacks the ball inside the box but bounces off the crossbar.
What a start from both teams!Embed from Getty Images
Leo Messi tries chipping it over Jan Oblak just like he did against Betis but this time did not go on target.
Simeone has never won against Barcelona.
Six draws and 11 defeats.
Another yellow card for another Atletico Madrid player.
Carrasco stops Sergi Roberto by tripping him and Munuera Montero shows him a yellow card
Both teams trying to get the control of the game however none is doing so.
The game has slowed down after the explosive start.
The referee books Mario Hermoso after checking the VAR.
Saul Ñiguez tries from a long distance but no danger for Ter Stegen.
Carrasco outpaces Sergi Roberto and misses the last pass.
The linesman raised his flag.
Mess with no angle tries shooting under Oblak´s legs but the goalkeeper makes the save and avoid Barcelona taking the lead.
Martinez Munuera gives three more minutes.
What a howler from Ter Stegen!
Long ball for Carrasco who gets to the ball quicker than the German and has just to tap it in.
No need for the goalkeeper to do that.Embed from Getty Images
Surely Koeman won´t be happy with Ter Stegen.
Atletico Madrid take the lead in the last play of the game thanks to a goal from Carrasco.
The game started with many chances but as the time passed, both teams tried to slowed down. When everyone thought that the referee was going to blow his whistle, Ter Stegen needlessly comes out of his goal and fails to clear it.Embed from Getty Images
Barcelona has to equalise as fast as possible if they want to beat them.
Trippier tries to through ball but Ter Stegen blocks it before anyone else gets there.
Atletico Madrid has started way better than Barcelona. They have to wake up and put more effort when pressuring.
Lenglet heads it softly to Oblak who was very well positioned.
First chance of the second half.
Philippe Coutinho enters and Pedri leaves.
The same as a minute ago, Messi crosses the ball and Lenglet heads it to Oblaks hands again!
Looks like Gerard Pique is injured. Correa falls down and impacts on Pique´s kneeEmbed from Getty Images
Serge Dest replaces Pique who cries whilst walking into the dressing rooms.
Pjanic delivers a pass to Dembele who hits it with his left foot but ends up off target.Embed from Getty Images
Pjanic knows he has a great longshot, tries shooting from a long distance but goes too wide.
Saul heads the corner taken by Koke and when it seemed to go inside, Griezmann clears it off.
First a really dangerous cross from Trippier which was almost headed by Joao Felix and consequently Carrasco shot from inside the box which goes wide.
Atletico Madrid is purely dominating the game. It is the team with the most chances and the team who seem more comfortable.
79´DOUBLE YELLOW CARD
Yellow card for Savic and Jose Maria Gimenez after constant protests.
Two yellow cards for the two center backs.
Griezmann is about to score a header which came from a cross from Messi but Oblak is really secure today and blocks it.Embed from Getty Images
Barcelona make two substitutions:
Atletico Madrid maje two subs too.
CARRASCO IS ON FIRE!
The Belgian´s touch to get rid of the opponent which then volleys but went over the bar.
Roberto shoots from a long distance which then gets deflected and about to get in the goal. Corner.
Munuera adds five more minutes. Five more minutes and the game will end.
The goalscorer leaves the match after an incredible performance. Felipe will play what´s left of the game.
Last chance for Barcelona.
The game is over at the Wanda Metropolitano and Atletico Madrid emerged victorious from it. It leaves Barca nine points away, and what is better for Simeone´s men,much better feelings than their rival. A deserved victory that Carrasco gave after a howler from Ter Stegen.Embed from Getty Images