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Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Clash of champions

The champions of the Liga – FC Barcelona – and the Spanish Cup – Atlético Madrid – come into the Super Cup first leg after defeating Levante (7-0) and Sevilla (1-3), respectively. The match in Madrid is chock full of interesting titbits, like David Villa’s reunion with his former team-mates. In addition, it is the first official game away from the Camp Nou for Barça’s new manager Tata Martino and the new star Neymar Jr. The Brazilian player could feature in the starting XI for the first time on Wednesday evening (11pm CET).

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21 August 2013 02:10 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- The second official match of the season is shaping up to be an exciting one. Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona will face off at the Vicente Calderón stadium (11pm CET) in the away leg of the Spanish SuperCup. The match is chock full of interesting titbits, like David Villa’s reunion with his former team-mates or Tata Martino and NeymarJr’s first official match away from the Camp Nou.


Strong starts

The reigning champions of the Spanish League and the Spanish Cup come into tonight’s match after putting in strong performances in the opening round of La Liga this weekend. FC Barcelona, who travelled to Madrid with a 19-man team – Adriano didn’t make the squad due to suspension, thrashed Levante by 7 to 0 on Sunday. Atlético didn’t disappoint in their League opener either; the Colchoneros defeated Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán by 3 to 1. David Villa was named to Atlético’s starting XI by Diego Simeone.

This evening’s showdown could see Neymar Jr in the starting XI for the first time in an official match. It will also be Tata Martino’s first official match away from the Camp Nou. It goes without saying that tonight’s is a very special game between two sides that demand respect.

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