Atletico Madrid welcome Spanish rivals Barcelona to the Vicente Calderón Stadium for the Champions League quarter-final second leg. The hosts hold an important away goal from the 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou and will look to dispose the Spanish La Liga champions from the competition. (Atletico Madrid knock out Barcelona with 1-0 win)
1- Barcelona have won six of their last seven matches, Atletico seven of their last eight. The only game either of them did not win in that time was the drawn first leg.
2- Barcelona have not lost a match in the Champions League quarter finals since April 2003, winning eight and drawing seven of their games at this stage since.
3- Overall in CL history, Barcelona have seen 27 red cards given to opponents; nine more than any other side in the competition.
4- Barcelona have seen their opponent reduced to 10 men in four of their last eight Champions League matches.
5- Barcelona have won just two of their previous seven Champions League matches against fellow Spanish sides (W2 D3 L2).
6- Lionel Messi has scored 67 goals in 85 Champions League appearances (excl. quals) – the only player to have scored more CL goals in Raul (71 in 142 apps).
7- Messi has scored 19 goals in his last 20 Champions League appearances away from the Camp Nou.
8- Barcelona’s Xavi has completed an astonishing 936 passes so far in this season’s Champions League. That’s the most in the competition and more than double the number of Atletico’s most prolific passer Gabi, who has completed 455.
9- Neymar has scored or assisted six of Barcelona’s last 10 Champions League goals (four goals, two assists).
ATLETICO MADRID STATS
1- Atletico have scored five goals from outside the area in this season’s competition, more than any other club.
2- Atletico have the best defensive record in both the Champions League (where they have conceded just 5 goals in 9 games) and La Liga (22 in 32).
3- Atlético have conceded only five goals in their nine Champions League games this season; no side in the competition have conceded fewer.
4- Atlético Madrid have played the most games in Champions League history (excl. qualifiers) without having been given a red card (31).
5- Atlético Madrid have been given the most yellow cards in the Champions League this season (22).
6- Atlético Madrid have won all four of their Champions League games at home this season netting 13 goals and conceding only two.
7- No side has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of Champions League games than Atlético Madrid this season (5).
8- No side has scored more goals from set-pieces than Atlético Madrid this season (9).
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Barcelona 1 (Neymar) Atletico Madrid 1 (Diego), Champions League, April 2014
Atletico Madrid 0 Barcelona 0, La Liga, January 2014
Barcelona 0 Atletico Madrid 0, Super Cup, August 2013
The two clubs have drawn all four of their fixtures this season, sharing just four goals in the four matches. Both sides have scored 21 goals in their nine games in this season’s Champions League – the same number as Bayern Munich, and fewer than only Real Madrid and PSG.