Alves and Godín in action in the same fixture last season / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ- FCB

A mighty duel is set for this Sunday at 9.00pm (CET) between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. For Barça, it's a shot to exact revenge on the title-holder, the team that shattered Barça's dream of a league crown on the final day of last year's La Liga while waltzing back to Madrid with the hardware all for themselves.

Diego Simeone's squad, just like Barça, are coming off a big win in the first leg of the Spanish Cup's round of 16, as the two adversaries are deadlocked at 38 points a piece in the La Liga standings.

Let's take a look at how they stack up after the first 17 league games this season:


Games 17 17
Wins 12 12
Draws 3 3
Losses 2 2
Leading scorer Messi (15) Griezmann (8)
Goals for 41 34
Goals by header 6 19
Goals from within the penalty area 38 30
Goals from outside the penalty area 2 2
Goals against 8 15
Shots on goal 116 114
Shots off the post 14 4
Shots blocked 87 83
Passes attempted 11,733 7,318
Passes completed 10,360 5,686
Average possession 71% 52%
Balls centred into the penalty area 420 452
Penalty kicks in favour 1 3
Fouls received 246 251
Fouls committed 171 238
Yellow cards 27 45
Red cards 1 0

*Stats by OptaSports

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