Barça facing a crucial set of games this week. / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona will begin a week of training on Monday to begin preparing for Wednesday's Spanish Cup quarter-final return leg against Atlético Madrid at the Calderón at 9.00pm (CET). Barca will head to the Spanish capital with the advantage after last week's first leg 1-0 victory at Camp Nou.

Then at the weekend, Barça will be back at Camp Nou for a La Liga clash versus Villarreal on Sunday at 9.00pm (CET).

The week ahead:

Monday 26

11.00am (CET): Training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

Tuesday 27

11.00am (CET): Training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

Wednesday 28

9.00pm (CET): Spanish Cup quarter-final return leg at the Vicente Calderón. Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona

Thursday 29

Day off

Friday 30

11.00am (CET): Training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

Saturday 31

11.00am (CET): Training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

Sunday 1

9.00pm (CET): FC Barcelona v Villarreal at Camp Nou. Week 21 of La Liga.