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Á. Correa
Saúl
A. Fernández
Yellow Card
A. Turan
Iniesta
J. Mascherano
Yellow Card
Sergi Roberto
Sergio Busquets
J. Oblak
Yellow Card
L. Hernández
Yellow Card
T. Partey
A. Griezmann
Dani Alves
Assist
L. Suárez
Goal
A. Griezmann
Yellow Card
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
Rafinha
I. Rakitić
Jordi Alba
Assist
L. Suárez
Goal
Filipe Luis
Yellow Card
A. Fernández
Y. Carrasco
Sergio Busquets
Yellow Card
Koke
Yellow Card
Fernando Torres
Yellow Card
Koke
Assist
Fernando Torres
Goal
3
3
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
9
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 705 244

Commentary

That's all for our live coverage from the Camp Nou, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
An enthralling contest at the Camp Nou has left the tie perfectly poised for the return trip to Madrid, as the 10 men of Atletico manage to limit the damage following Fernando Torres' sending off. It was the striker who opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, but his night would come to an end on the back of a pair of yellow cards just 10 minutes later, paving the way for Luis Suarez to spearhead Barcelona's comeback.
FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 2-1 ATLETICO MADRID.
Atletico refuse to break their concentration, keeping Barcelona on the periphery as the final minutes of stoppage time wear off. The visitors are almost assuredly exhausted right now with how hard a shift they've put in at the back, but they aren't showing it.
Á. Correa
Saúl
Atlético Madrid
At the stroke of the 90th minute, Atletico bring on Angel Correa with Saul the one set to be replaced.
Atletico win a corner which they are in no rush to take. Close to 40 seconds run off as they wind the clock down before taking, and the end result sees Barcelona clear the threat rather easily. In the meantime, the board goes up to indicate four minutes of stoppage time.
Good defending from Atletico as they start to look comfortable yet again, with the 90th minute rapidly approaching. Lucas reads the play very well to get on the end of a chipped pass, arriving just ahead of Rafinha, taking the brunt of the challenge to win his side a free-kick.
A. Fernández
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Horrible challenge! Augusto Fernandez dives in at the feet of Dani Alves, and the scissors motion is enough to make you cringe! It's a real malicious intervention from the substitute who is lucky to escape with only a yellow.
STAT: Barcelona have won the Champions League in four of the last 10 seasons. They could become the first team since AC Milan to win back-to-back European Cup/Champions League titles. The Rossoneri did it in 1989 & 1990.
A. Turan
Iniesta
Barcelona
Final change now for Barcelona who bring on Arda Turan for Andres Iniesta.
J. Mascherano
Yellow Card
Barcelona
Mascherano becomes the third Barcelona player booked on the night, with Saul the victim again. The hosts are gearing up for the final push, while Atletico set-up to frustrate their efforts for a third.
Sergi Roberto
Sergio Busquets
Barcelona
Barcelona make their second change of the evening as Sergi Roberto comes on to replace Busquets, whose need in this match has diminished with Atletico no longer looking to attack.
J. Oblak
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Now Oblak goes into the book for time wasting. The cautions are starting to pile up for Atletico, who may finish with nine men if they aren't careful!
L. Hernández
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Lucas has to turn and take his punishment as he's issued a yellow card for one of the most cynical challenges you will ever see. The defender saw the threat, knew he had no chance at getting the ball and committed himself to taking Neymar to ground.
T. Partey
A. Griezmann
Atlético Madrid
Atletico make their second change as Thomas Partey replaces Antoine Griezmann. The visitors are all in now as they try to prevent any further damage. They don't have a forward on the pitch anymore.
Dani Alves
Assist
Barcelona
Dani Alves picked out Suarez with a perfect cross floated over the defence, as he records the assist.
L. Suárez
Goal
Barcelona
BARCELONA LEAD FROM BEHIND! It's that man again, Luis Suarez, who generates an incredible amount of power behind his header from right at the penalty spot, sending an unstoppable effort past Oblak! It's quite a sensational finish from the striker!
A. Griezmann
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Jordi Alba looks to advance the ball out of defence and he's brought down by an errant tackle from Griezmann, who goes into the referee's book.
Atletico are finding more ways to get the ball forward and enjoy brief spells of possession in attack, but it's not amounting to much. Understandably so, the visitors consistently find themselves outnumbered on the counter, unwilling to leave themselves vulnerable at the back.
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
Barcelona
Filipe Luis is down as the assistant referee behind the goal signals to the referee to bring play to a halt. It's an incident that occurred behind the play, but the assistant spots it accordingly, as Suarez threw the left-back to ground. Yes, it was a hard shove, but it was also all a part of the spirit of competition as he was trying to get position, not a malicious challenge with the intent to injure the defender.
It's going to take a monumental effort from Atletico to see this through to full-time. Suarez's goal has breathed new life into this team and the stadium, as the noise level continues to grow. The fans are urging Barcelona forward at every opportunity, and the Blaugrana aren't letting them down.
STAT: Barcelona have won each of the last six meetings with Atletico. They have never recorded seven consecutive victories over the Rojiblancos in their history.
Rafinha
I. Rakitić
Barcelona
Barcelona promptly make their first change of the night as Rafinha comes on to replaces Ivan Rakitic.
Jordi Alba
Assist
Barcelona
Alba gets the assist, but it was quite clearly a mishit volley from the left-back that found Suarez, not a pass.
L. Suárez
Goal
Barcelona
PARITY RESTORED AT THE CAMP NOU! Right place at the right time for Suarez who is on hand to redirect the ball into the back of the net following a hybrid shot-pass from Jordi Alba. Suarez has been quiet all night, but he converts his first chance of the night and the timing couldn't be much better!
LOVELY STRIKE! Atletico will be thrilled with limiting Barcelona to strikes from range, but if they're all of that quality from Neymar they may have to rethink things. The Brazilian fires an effort at goal from 30-yards out and barely misses the far corner.
Filipe Luis
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
The bookings are starting to pile up as fatigue becomes an issue in defence for Atletico.
Atletico manage to alleviate the pressure for the moment, passing it out of their end and keeping the ball in the wide areas to provide their defence with a few seconds of rest. They're not keen to send too many bodies forward on the break, however, as it would leave them quite exposed at the back.
WONDERFUL GOALKEEPING! Messi goes on one of his mesmerising runs, weaving his way along the top of the area. The Argentine unleashes a strike that finds its way through on goal, but somehow Oblak locates it through the crowd and gets down to make the save, before Juanfran scrambles to clear the rebound!
STRAIGHT AT OBLAK! Atletico are dropping deeper and deeper now in defence, which is proving mighty dangerous as they invite waves of Barclona pressure. Rakitic floats an impressive delivery in for Neymar, but the forward sends his header straight at the keeper!
STAT: Atletico have never scored more than one goal in their eight Champions League/European Cup encounters with Spanish clubs.
A. Fernández
Y. Carrasco
Atlético Madrid
Carrasco has only just returned from injury, and with his side needing to do more defending than attacking in this second half, he is replaced by Augusto Fernandez.
TWO MORE GLORIOUS CHANCES! Neymar gets on the end of a move on the left, cuts onto his right and curls an effort off the bar with Oblak only able to watch and hope! Pressure stays on and Messi nearly gets through on goal, but a tremendous tackle from Luis sees the defender reach in and hook the ball away!
INCHES AWAY! Oh how close that was to a historic goal for Messi! End-to-end action now at the Camp Nou, as the forward shows incredible control to bring down a cross before sending an over-head kick agonisingly wide of the woodwork!
The free-kick is taken quickly and Carrasco gets on the end of it, before sending a perfect pull-back across the face of goal that Griezmann so nearly gets on the end of! That was inches away from a decisive second goal for Atletico.
Sergio Busquets
Yellow Card
Barcelona
Busquets goes into the book as he gets his elbow up on Saul in midfield.
How's that for a tackle?! It won't be talked about after the match because the flag went up for offside, but Hernandez had little knowledge of the decision when he lunged in with a recovery challenge to deny Suarez from point-blank range!
Back underway at the Camp Nou, and Barcelona have their work cut out for them!
Barcelona find themselves behind once again at the Camp Nou to a side from Madrid. Fernando Torres provided Atletico with the lead after 25 minutes, with the visitors defending admirably throughout, but it was the goal scorer who came back to hurt his side exactly 10 minutes later as he flew into a needless challenge at the halfway line on Busquets, picking up his second yellow card. So while the Rojiblancos hold the advantage at the break, it Barcelona who figure to have the better of play in the second half, but can they solve the best defence in La Liga?
HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 0-1 ATLETICO MADRID.
There will be two minutes added on at the end of the first half, signalled as Atletico pass their way out admirably from the back and win a free-kick at the halfway line.
The hosts are getting away from their usual approach, as Atletico continue to put in a defensive master-class. Barcelona are having no trouble getting into space between 25 and 35 yards out, but once they get there they can't play it through on the ground, and as a result have been relegated to floating hopeful balls over the top which the likes of Godin and Hernandez are sniffing out with relative ease.
Barcelona are trying to push for an equaliser before half, but the task just got a bit more difficult with Atletico completely selling out to pack the bodies back in defence. They're keeping everyone behind the ball, desperate to see this lead through to the interval where they can have a chat with their coach and regroup.
STAT: Barcelona have progressed to the Champions League semi-finals in seven of the last eight campaigns, the only exception coming in 2013/14 when they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid.
It's a truly unbelievable turn of events at the Camp Nou! Tempers continue to boil over as Griezmann goes to ground, but Busquets escapes without a booking, which prompts Simeone to lose his head a bit. The referee has set the standard but isn't following it now, and the game is getting away from him as a result!
WHAT A TWIST IN THE TALE THIS IS! Fernando Torres has been sent off and Atletico are down to 10-men! Diego Simeone and the rest of the Atletico players can hardly believe the decision, but what is Torres doing even putting himself in that position? Busquets knew the challenge was coming and turns his back, but Torres makes no attempt to stop as he clatters into the back of the midfielder at the halfway line.
Koke
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Another cynical trip in midfield sees Koke go into the book for Atletico. The foul count is quickly starting to rise. In the meantime, Jordi Alba remains off getting treatment.
Meanwhile, Jordi Alba remains down following his last-ditch attempt to challenge the striker. It's either his arm or shoulder that's bothering him at the moment, but either way it doesn't look good.
OUTSTANDING PLAY ALL AROUND! Torres is at the heart of everything right now! He plays a terrific ball over the top to pick out the run of Griezmann, who is able to chest down and send a half-volley towards the far post. Ter Stegen has to react quickly to dive across, only just able to knock it beyond the post!
Fernando Torres
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Torres has no intention of getting the ball as he steps in front of Neymar and trips the Brazilian, halting his run. The striker doesn't argue as he's issued a yellow card for the foul. Atletico will be keen to keep getting these whistles and breaking up the flow of the match.
STAT: Barcelona are one of two clubs still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, the other being Real Madrid. They have won 17 of their 21 games in the competition since last season (D2 L2), scoring in all 21 games.
Koke
Assist
Atlético Madrid
Koke picks up the assist for his lovely through-ball with the outside of the boot.
Fernando Torres
Goal
Atlético Madrid
CUE THE UPSET AT THE CAMP NOU! Koke finds a nice pocket of space a bit outside the area, and Pique is drawn out to close down on the midfielder. When he vacates, it allows a huge gap for Torres to run into. Koke is able to pick out the desired pass and the striker wins the one-on-one battle with Ter Stegen! What a cool finish that was.
NOT FAR AWAY! Griezmann has been in outstanding form of late for both club and country, and it nearly continues here on the end of a lovely individual run. The forward uses the run of Torres to open up a bit of space, cutting inside onto his left and driving a strike towards the near post. Ter Stegen has to scramble across, but is relieved to see it drift just wide.
THAT HAD TO BE CONVERTED! Neymar gets on the end of the best chance of the match thus far by a landslide! He manages to walk in front of his marker and get on the end of Dani Alves' cross, but lifts his free-header over the bar from the top of the six-yard box! Shocking miss from the Brazilian.
Filipe Luis gets forward on the overlap and wins Atletico a free-kick in a teasing position. Gabi floats a delivery towards the near post in an attempt to play Griezmann through, but Ter Stegen is wise to it, coming off his line to collect.
STAT: Lionel Messi is currently sitting on 499 goals in his senior career. He’s scored 25 of those on Atletico Madrid, more than any other player against the Rojiblancos.
The 15th minute arrives following a full 60-second applause from everyone in attendance - another fitting tribute to the late Johan Cruyff. They held a touching ceremony for the Dutchman on the weekend, as the entire football world continues to mourn his loss. Meanwhile, Barcelona have parked themselves in the attacking half, but they don't seem to be on the same page in the final third.
Uncharacteristic from Messi! The end result is far from what they expected, but Barcelona issue the first warning of the match on the front foot. Jordi Alba sprints forward on the overlap and floats an inviting delivery into the area for Messi who had drifted into space 15-yards out. The Argentine tries to volley a first-time effort at goal, but gets the contact all wrong in the end.
Atletico are very much in this game now, not allowing Barcelona to dictate possession in the slightest. They're enjoying close to an even share of time spent on the ball, though neither side has managed to carve out as much as half a chance yet. This may come down to which team flinches first.
It's been a tactical duel through the opening stages. Neither keeper has had a touch on the ball, with possession being contained largely in the midfield third. Atletico, meanwhile, appear to be lining up in more of a 4-3-3 to try and match Barcelona, with Carrasco joining Torres and Griezmann.
STAT: Atletico's last win over Barca came in the second leg of their quarter-final meeting in this competition two years ago, when Diego Simeone's side went through 2-1 on aggregate in the only previous European tie between the two sides.
The last meeting between the two sides saw Atletico finish with just nine men on the pitch, but still Barcelona could put just two goals past them. The hosts are going to have to remain very patient throughout, and try not to force anything with Simeone's side keeping everyone behind the ball in defence.
Barcelona are enjoying the bulk of possession, as to be expected, but Atletico are every bit capable in defence. Simeone's side boast the best defensive record in La Liga this season and have proven time and time again to be an organised, cohesive unit at the back.
Atletico get the game underway, attacking from right to left. The visitors are sporting their dark blue away strip, with Barcelona in their alternate yellow and red stripes.
Tension is high as the Champions League anthem sounds throughout the historic Camp Nou. These fans were left in shock on Saturday and will be expecting a major bounce-back this evening, while Atletico will be hoping to take advantage of any vulnerabilities that may be lingering following the derby defeat.
Diego Simeone has surprised many with his aggressive team selection this evening, electing to hand Yannick Ferreira Carrasco a start in what is an attack-minded Atletico side. The Belgian, playing in place of Augusto Fernandez, starts opposite Saul in support of strikers Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres. The visitors are also boosted by the return of Diego Godin from injury. Lucas Hernandez partners the Uruguayan centre-half at the back, making his first Champions League start in the continued absence of Jose Gimenez (hamstring).
Luis Enrique has opted not to tamper with his starting line-up despite the loss to Real Madrid. The only change brings with it the expected arrival of Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, ahead of Claudio Bravo. Everything else remains the same for the Blaugrana as they attempt to get back to their winning ways and avoid another disappointing result against a Madrid side. Lionel Messi chases history this evening, as his next goal will be his 500th in his senior career for club and country.
SUBS: Moya, Kranevitter, Fernandez, Correa, Gamez, Partey, Vietto.
ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Hernandez, Godin, Luis; Saul, Gabi, Koke, Ferreira-Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.
SUBS: Turan, Rafinha, Bravo, Bartra, Munir, Roberto, Vermaelen.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Barcelona come into the match fresh off their Clasico defeat to Real Madrid, ending a 39-match unbeaten run for Luis Enrique’s side across all competitions. It remains to be seen whether or not it will serve as added momentum for the Blaugrana, or leave them vulnerable. Atletico will be full of confidence nonetheless, returning from the international break in style with a 5-1 victory, while Diego Simeone’s side have the mental advantage having defeated Barcelona in their most recent European cup tie in 2014 – en route to a second-place finish.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the famous Camp Nou as Barcelona play host to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie! It’s an all-Spanish affair in this bracket of the last-eight, as first and second in La Liga get set to square off. The Blaugrana lead by six at the summit, while also attempting to become the first club to retain the Champions League title, but Diego Simeone’s side should prove to be tricky opposition.
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