With Real Madrid's 1-0 win against Rayo, Barcelona are faced with the prospect of needing a win to keep any sort of pace in the league whatsoever. They're thirteen points back from the top of La Liga as it stands, closer to Valencia (who lost to Sevilla) than they are to their arch rivals. Atletico Madrid are hardly an easy opponent, either - they have a habit of making their opponents work very hard at the Vicente Calderon. Can Barcelona get back on track here?
Substitutes from: Sergio Asenjo, Mario Suarez, Paulo Assuncao, Silvio Pereira, Eduardo Salvio, Luis Perea, Alvaro Dominguez.
Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Eric Abidal; Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas; Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta