26 February 2012

Messi 'threat' to the Athletic

FC Barcelona visit Atletico on Sunday (21:30 h) with the firm objective to get the three points to continue their pursuit of Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola's team come to the appointment of Vicente Calderón reinforced after his landslide win over Valencia (5-1) in the last game of the season, and with Leo Messi, who scored four goals in the meeting-in top form.

Passed an overwhelming schedule with games on weekends and weekdays, Barcelona seems to have regained his best pitch. And much of its strength, as the Barça coach finally able to complete a call with 18 with the first team, besides the young Cristian Tello.

With Messi in the form, Iniesta and recovered from his injury and waiting for what appears Xavi Hernández complaining of muscle aches, Barcelona has its most fearsome weapons, in addition to Chile's Alexis Sánchez and also recovered Sergio Busquets and Pedro Rodríguez.

Atlético have improved since the arrival of Diego Simeone as coach. Today is just one point of fourth place and has nine games undefeated. The rojiblancos only lost one match this year in their stadium, which has added six wins and four draws.

Argentina coach keeps the question of Turkish Arda Turan, with an overload, and has low muscle injury the Brazilian Diego Ribas, a key player in his scheme, and Antonio López. (via SPORT)