Barcelona lost El Clasico against Real Madrid, but they’re not going to lose focus on winning Champions League gold. Lionel Messi and Barca takes on Atletico Madrid in the first game of the quarterfinals on April 5, and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second! Click to watch!
Lionel Messi, 28, may have been embarrassed by his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, when Barcelona faced Real Madrid, but he’s not going to let that happen again – not with the Champions League on the line. Atletico Madrid better beware, because Barcelona is coming back with a vengeance!
Barcelona (and its hottest hunks) will host Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on April 5th for the first-of-two games in the Champions League quarterfinals. This epic clash between two of the best squads in the soccer world kicks off at 2:45 P.M. EST, so be ready for some incredible action!
Barca seemed invincible heading into their match with Real Madrid, but the team suffered a 2-1 loss that snapped a 39-game unbeaten streak, per the Miami Herald. Plus, they also had a disappointing 2-2 draw with Villareal on March 20, a La Liga team that’s almost twenty-points behind them in the standings. Ouch. That’s as painful as Neymar’s, 24, monster tax fine. You can still stand with Barcelona after getting your official Barca jersey here.
“We had almost forgotten what losing was,” Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique, 45 said ahead of the game with Atletico, per the BBC. “Atletico are very dangerous. It’s going to be very complicated for us.” Thankfully, Barcelona will have infamous chomper Luis Suarez, 29, on have in case the team bites off more than they can chew.
While Barcelona is licking its wounds from a rare defeat, Atletico is riding high from a 5-1 win over Real Betis. Plus, the Rojiblancos possess one of the best defensive sides in Europe and will try to leave the match with an away-goal from Barca’s home turf. Get behind Atletico by getting your Atletico Madrid jersey here.
Surprisingly, BOTH teams will be “away” teams, even though Barcelona is playing at home. Because Barca and Atletico’s jerseys are so similar, the UEFA has requested that both teams wear their away kits, per Bleacher Report, “to improve visibility and clearly differentiate the teams for both referees and spectators.” So while you watch the game, you’ll be able to see which team is which!
Who do you think is going to win, HollywoodLifers? Barcelona or Atletico Madrid?