Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Where to Watch La Liga, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Barcelona will be looking to remain top of La Liga and extend its winning run in all competitions to four games when it travels to Madrid to take on Atletico on Sunday.

The Catalans share top spot in the league with Real Madrid, but could find themselves three points adrift by kick off, as Los Blancos play Alaves early on Saturday morning.

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Barcelona booked its place in the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a convincing 3-1 win at home over Borussia Dortmund, courtesy of goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

The win gave coach Ernesto Valverde some breathing room after a rocky spell during which his selection policy had come under severe scrutiny and was a much-needed injection of confidence for Griezmann, who is still finding his feet at Barcelona since arriving from Atletico Madrid in a $133-million deal in the summer.

Last week, the Frenchman had openly admitted he had struggled playing alongside Suarez and Messi but insisted time would help him adapting to his new teammates.

Valverde echoed his striker's stance.

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"A lot is said about their connection [between Messi and Griezmann], especially when they score," Barcelona's coach said in his press conference after the win over Dortmund.

"For example, Luis [Suarez] and Leo [Mess] understand one another perfectly because they have been playing together for several years. With time, they will understand one another better."

Griezmann can expect a hostile reception on Sunday, when he faces Atletico for the first time since his summer move to Barcelona.

The 28-year-old dismissed suggestions he could join the Catalans and committed his future to Atletico by signing a new long-term deal in 2018, only to move to the Camp Nou a year later.

Griezmann's return, however, will be far from the mind of Atletico's manager Diego Simeone, whose team is in the middle of a run that has returned just one win in the last six games in all competitions and five in the last 16.

Atletico are three points behind the leading duo in La Liga but has not kept a clean sheet since the end of last month and on Wednesday lost 1-0 away to Juventus in the Champions League.

The defeat left the Colchoneros just one point clear of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen, meaning Atletico must beat Lokomotiv Moscow in the final group game to ensure qualification to the round of 16—a draw would be enough, as long as Bayer don't beat Juventus.

While Atletico has the best defensive record in La Liga with just nine goals conceded in 14 games, it has scored just 17 goals in the last 16 games in all competitions. Offensive sterility cost Atletico at least a point against Juventus and Simeone has urged his players to be more clinical in front of goal.

"We created more chances than in other games, but when you don't put the ball in the back of the net it's of little use," the Argentine was quoted as saying by Spanish daily Marca.

"The team must show our strength on the pitch.

"The chances were there as we played against a great team, but we lacked that composure to put the chances away."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann
Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann of FC Barcelona celebrate a goal against Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group F match at Camp Nou on November 27 in Barcelona, Spain. ANP Sport/Getty

When and where is the game?

Barcelona takes on Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday, December 1, with kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

Barcelona has won two of the last three league against the Colchoneros, who haven't defeated Barcelona in La Liga since 2010.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via beIN Sports website and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.


Atletico drew 1-1 away against Granada on Saturday and slipped to fourth in La Liga, three points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, before losing 1-0 away to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Barcelona, meanwhile, won its last league game 2-1 away at Leganes and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Team news

Atletico's striker Diego Costa is still unavailable, while defenders Sime Vrsaljko and Stefan Savic are also injured as is Jose Gimenez.

Barcelona will be without injured defenders Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo, while forward Ousmane Dembele is also out after limping off with an injury just 26 minutes into the game against Dortmund and Sergio Busquets is suspended.


According to Oddschecker, Barcelona is a 33/20 favorite, while Atletico is a slight underdog at 9/5 and the draw is at 12/5.

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