It has now hosted its neighbour in north-east Madrid on five occasions, but its only win was the last one, coming after three draws and one defeat. “We really wanted to achieve this first derby victory at the Metropolitano, earning the three points for our fans, ” Atleti captain Koke said after the victory in May. “Our fans will remember that effort and the way we pushed from the very beginning. This was about more than the three points. ” Now, having already experienced a Madrid Derby celebration in its new home, Atlético de Madrid will come into this Sunday’s game feeling extra confident and extra motivated to repeat that feeling. The latest edition of Simeone vs Ancelotti In Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti, the Madrid Derby boasts two of the very best coaches in world football.
Xavi, on the other hand, is regretting a lack of discipline from his players as both Jordi Alba and Robert Lewandowski will be unavailable for the match through suspension. Atletico Madrid's predicted line-up (4-4-2): Jan Oblak, Nahuel Molina, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Axel Witsel, Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann Barcelona's predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Pedri, Raphinha, Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembele When does Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona start? This Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona kicks off at 21:00 CET, the local time in Spain. For those living in the UK, you can tune in at 20:00 BST.
The Argentine and the Italian have become legends at their respective clubs, partly because of their results in this fixture. For example, Ancelotti’s 2013/14 Real Madrid side won La Décima, the club’s 10th European Cup, against Atleti, while Simeone’s most impressive Madrid Derby win was the 4-0 over the Italian’s squad in the 2014/15 LaLiga Santander season. Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head Overall, they’ve faced each other 15 times, with Simeone edging the head-to-head with six victories compared to Ancelotti’s five victories and the four draws.