Barça and Atlético Madrid know how to put on a show. And on Sunday at 9.00pm (CET) at Camp Nou, the stage is set for another epic battle between two of the top teams in La Liga, tied in the table with 38 points each.
Both teams currently have 12 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. But FC Barcelona have a better goal differential and also lead the league in fewest goals allowed, with just eight, while scoring 41, which leaves them at +33 on the season. Atlético have scored 34 and given up 15 for a +19 differential.
In the last 15 league games between the two, 63 total goals have been scored, an average of 4.2 per game.
Of these last 15 games, Barça have won 10, drawn 2, and lost 3. In fact the only ties were last year, a goalless draw in Madrid and a 1-1 tie at Camp Nou which clinched the league title for Atlético. The real high-scoring games came from 2007 to 2009 when they faced each other six times and scored 36 total goals, six per game on average. Barça won four of those six by scores of 6-0, 3-0, 6-1, and 5-2. Atlético, meanwhile, won a pair by 4-2 and 4-3.