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Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona live score, result, highlights, lineups from La Liga match

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona face off on Sunday knowing their La Liga title hopes will likely be on the line at the Civitas Metropolitano.

Real Madrid’s win over Osasuna on Saturday means champions Barca are 11 points behind the league leaders, and if they fail to take maximum points against Atleti, the defence of their trophy will realistically be over.

Atletico’s title hopes are already very slim, Diego Simeone’s side sitting in fifth place in the table with a 17-point gap to Madrid. Anything other than a win here will surely force Atleti to accept that their hopes of lifting the trophy are over.

These two teams enjoyed positive weeks as they reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, although Atletico went all the way to penalties against Inter Milan and could well feel the effects of that gruelling encounter. Barca were 3-1 winners over Napoli a day earlier and will likely be a little more rested, while their 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture last December will give them extra confidence they can get the job done.

MORE: Atletico Madrid and Barcelona’s UEFA Champions League route to final

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
Atletico  
Barcelona  

Projected lineups:

Atletico Madrid (5-3-2, right to left): Oblak (GK) — Molina, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino — Saul, Koke, Llorente — Griezmann, Morata.

Barcelona (4-3-3, right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo — Lopez, Christensen, Gundogan — Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona kick off time

This La Liga clash takes place at the Civitas Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain and kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 17 4:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 17 4:00 p.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar. 17 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Mar. 18 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Mon, Mar. 18 1:30 a.m. IST

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona lineups, team news

Defender Jose Maria Gimenez will not be risked by Diego Simeone in this tie but Saul Niguez could come in to start.

Antoine Griezmann came through the Inter Milan victory with no recurrence of his ankle injury and the France star should start against his old team. 

Atletico Madrid predicted XI (5-3-2 right to left): Oblak (GK) — Molina, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino — Saul, Koke, Llorente — Griezmann, Morata.

Atletico Madrid subs (9): TBC

Barcelona’s injury picture remains unchanged following the win over Napoli with Pedri, Frenkie de Jong and Ferran Torres all still sidelined for the visitors.

Joao Felix can play against his parent club, as part of his loan to Barcelona, with the Portugal international scoring the winner in the reverse fixture in December.

Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo — Lopez, Christensen, Gundogan — Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

Barcelona subs (9): TBC

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this La Liga match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN Deportes Fubo, ESPN+,
Canada

TSN+

UK Viaplay Sports 1, ITV 4 Viaplay UK, La Liga TV, ITVX
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV
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