Simeone wanting to end Barça home frame LaLiga
Atletico Madrid have failed to overcome the Catalan mammoths at both the Calderon and Wanda Metropolitano in the previous eight LaLiga gatherings.
One needs to return to February fourteenth, 2010 for the last time Atletico Madrid defeated FC Barcelona in the league at their Vicente Calderon home.
The Catalan side have moved toward becoming something of a « bogey » side for coach Diego Simeone with his Atleti team securing two draws and six defeats in the previous eight gatherings in the Spanish capital.
On that day Quique Sanchez Flores was on the Calderon bench as goals from Diego Forlan and Simao were sufficient to anchor three for « Los Colchoneros » at home.
Late gatherings between the two sides have seen tense close experiences with one goal the difference between the sides in the recent Barça wins in Madrid.
It’s been an alternate story anyway in gatherings among Atleti and Barça in the Champions League where the side shape the capital eliminated the Catalan outfit on their last two European confrontations in both the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons.