Here are five reasons why Barcelona could take on San Símbola on Saturday evening.
It’s the perfect day for the home side The home side have enjoyed a torrid time away from the Nou Camp this season and are still in the hunt for a Champions League place but this could be a game that sees them move up to within two points of the leaders.
Barça have won just two of their last five games away from home and only four times in the last five.
With La Liga leaders Real Madrid at home, that’s a very different situation to the current one.
Barca will be looking to put the heat on at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and will look to exploit the lack of quality in the opposition defence.
The hosts know what they’re up against Barcelona will be without Neymar for around two weeks after he suffered a serious knee injury on Wednesday.
The Brazilian has been ruled out of the game for around a month and he was in the squad for Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, but it’s been suggested that he could be back in action this weekend.
The visitors have a lot to play for Barça are aiming to break the club’s run of six consecutive home league defeats and they will be hoping to do so at the Nou Maréchal.
The La Liga giants have been without a win in their last seven games and will be expecting a spirited defence, especially against a team that has conceded eight goals in their previous six matches.
The match could be pivotal The hosts have won only two of the last seven matches at the Camp Nou and have not won there in six years.
They have not beaten Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in all of their Champions League campaigns but are looking to make history in their own right in this match.
In the same game last season, they drew 1-1 with Atletico but that game was before the suspension of Neymar.
If they can pick up a point against a side that have lost only once in their Champions Leagues history, then they will have taken their chances.
It will be a big day for Barcelona The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:30pm local time (14:30 GMT), but it could also be the last time that Barcelona play at the San Simbol.
The Catalans have been on a run of winning away from their Nou Camp since August but the game could be the perfect opportunity for them to put that right.
The home team are currently in second place in La Liga and will face Atletico in the Copa del Rey final on Thursday night.
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