Football fans can watch the Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid match live online as the national rivals face off in the UEFA Champions League round of eight.
Atlético is hosting Barcelona after securing a 1-1 draw in the first leg, played last week. The teams face off Wednesday at 8:45 pm local time from Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.
Fans who watch the Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid football match live online will get to see one of the greatest crowds in football. Diego Simeone, Atletico’s coach, noted that the fans have a great impact on the games played there.
There are some special stadiums and this is one of them. Fans can’t score a goal but they have energy,” he said. I am sure they are going to support us from the start of the match and we will try to respond on the pitch. This will be a passionate game – one of the biggest in the UEFA Champions League – between two teams with different styles.”
Simeone added that the result of the first leg didn’t mean anything once the teams take the field on Wednesday.
“Barcelona always play offensively and this is a perfect match for them with [potentially] 120 minutes to play,” he said. “They scored four goals at the Santiago Bernabéu recently and I don’t think the pressure is going to affect them. We are going to come up against the best Barcelona players of recent times. These games are special for them and they are used to playing them.”
Barcelona’s coach, Gerardo Martino, said his strategy for the UEFA Champions league match is a simple one.
“What we need to do is to play better than Atlético and to win the game. These teams know each other very well, and they play with completely different styles,” he said. “All I know is that Barcelona haven’t gone ahead in any of the meetings this season. We need to see if we can do that and to try to control the match.”
Fans who want to watch the Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid football match live online can click here for UEFA Champions League streaming video.