Leo Messi during last season's meeting between Barça and Atlético | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The visit of Atlético Madrid is always a tricky fixture, and it has produced some classic encounters in recent seasons. Luis Enrique’s side have nine points from the first four outings, while the team coached by Diego Simeone are just one behind on eight. But that’s just the start of the story where the stats are concerned here – so allow us to throw some more light on the background to perhaps the most talked about games of the season so far:

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