This Saturday night sees a top-billed epic La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on the cards with Diego Simeone’s side being the only unbeaten team in the Spanish top-flight heading into the game, whereas Barca are uncomfortably wedged in an equally unfamiliar eighth position with the chances of proceeding as high as fifth at best should they come away from the Wanda Metropolitano with a win.
This encounter could be the best opportunity for El Cholo to finally break his duck and secure a league win against Barca, something that he hasn’t been able to manage thus far.
While the Catalans looked to have gained an early advantage ahead of the game once it was announced that their former player, Luis Suarez, had tested positive for Covid-19, effectively ruling him out of the game, the latest news, according to Sport, is that El Pistolero is hopeful there’s a way in which he will be able to exact vengeance on his former employers.
Sport also notes that Suarez is pinning his hopes on a false-positive test on Wednesday, which would then allow him to go his merry way and join his Atleti team-mates in training and, potentially, see him lead the frontline attack on Saturday against the Catalans.
Seeing how well he’s started refreshingly at his new club with the warm welcome they had given him, and how delicately fragile Barcelona have looked at the back during some games this season, his omission would indeed be a truly welcome god-send for the visitors.