Fans can watch the Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid football game live online as the teams take a breather from the La Liga title chase and face off in the UEFA Champions League round of eight.
The teams currently sit atop the Spanish top flight, with Atletico just ahead of second-place Barcelona. While this will be the first continental football meeting between the clubs, they have already played three tightly contested domestic fixtures, and the UEFA matchup is expected to be close as well.
The teams face off Tuesday at 8:45 pm local time from Camp Nou in Barcelona.
Fans who watch the Barcelona vs. Atletico football match live online will see two teams with differing histories in the UEFA Champions League. While Atletico is in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1997 and seeking their first trip to the last four in 40 years, Barcelona has been more successful, making the semi-finals in each of the last six seasons.
To reach the round of eight, Barcelona knocked off Manchester City while Atletico dispatched Milan.
While Barcelona had higher expectations, Atletico’s run has surprised many. The team’s coach Diego Simeone said he isn’t putting too much pressure on the players as they look to continue the run.
“We are enjoying the situation day by day, minute by minute, training session by training session and game by game,” he said after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao. “That is how we feel strong and we will continue like that because we don’t want to get away from that line of thinking.”
Fans who watch the Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid football match live online could see one of the last performances of Barcelona captain Carles Puyol, who announced that he is leaving the team at the end of the season.
While Puyol has endured two serious surgeries in recent years, he shied away from calling his leaving the team a retirement.