After the disappointment of the defeat in the Champions League against Benfica, the blaugranes have to turn their attention to domestic matters with a La Liga fixture away from home at Atlético Madrid on Saturday, kick off 9pm CEST in the Wanda Metropolitano against the reigning league champions.
Atlético are fourth in the table on 14 points but did lose for the first time in La Liga this season in their last fixture, a 1-0 defeat against struggling Alavés. Coach Diego Simeone has been in charge since 2011 when he replaced Gregorio Manzano as boss and he has maintained the same block of players that won the title last season whilst adding striker Antoine Griezmann who returned to the club where he made his name on transfer deadline day back in August.
Another former blaugrana, Uruguayan Luis Suárez, is top scorer this season for los colchoneros on three goals along with Ángel Correa.
In the same fixture last season a goal from Yannick Carrasco gave Atlético a 1-0 win against Ronald Koeman's team. However, that is their only win in Madrid in the league in their last 11 games against Barça. Let's take a look back at the highlights:
The blaugranes come into the game after an impressive performance in their last league game in which they defeated Levante 3-0 at Camp Nou. They are currently sixth in the table on 12 points, two behind Saturday's opponents although they do have a game in hand.
Ronald Koeman will be in the stands for this one as he serves the second of a two game ban following his red card against Cádiz. Pedri is missing with a thigh injury but the good news is that Jordi Alba returns to the squad after injury. Dembélé, Braithwaite and Agüero miss out due to injury.