» Sports » Will Atletico show their true colours against Barca?

Will Atletico show their true colours against Barca?

April 05, 2019 19:21 IST

Diego Simeone

IMAGE: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone looks on. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth Livepic/Reuters

Diego Simeone called on his Atletico Madrid side to show their true colours when they face La Liga leaders Barcelona on Saturday in a crucial title clash.


Barcelona hold an eight-point lead over second-placed Atletico, which would be reduced to five if the visitors can win at the Nou Camp.

Atletico, however, have never beaten the Catalans in the top flight since Simeone took charge in December 2011.

"That we've never won at the Nou Camp (actually) makes me very optimistic," Simeone told reporters on Friday.

"If we win tomorrow and then we don't win the next games, it counts for nothing. Tomorrow we have to show the identity which this team has."

After Atletico were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus in the last 16, their hopes of glory this season are pinned on winning La Liga.

Source: source
© Copyright 2019 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.