The La Liga title race this season has gone right down to the wire. At one point of time it looked like Atletico Madrid would seal the deal long ago but Diego Simeone’s men have caused their own downfall and have no one to blame but themselves. The upcoming match between then and the Blaugranas could well decide the fate of the La Liga trophy.
Lionel Messi found flouting Covid 19 protocols
However with all the arrangements and hype in place, Lionel Messi and some other Barcelona players could well be banned from playing the Atletico Madrid match ! Lionel Messi has been found breaching the Covid 19 regulations after he hosted a lunch at his residence.
The current Covid 19 protocols specifically indicated that a congregation has to be limited to six people whether it is inside or outside the house. According to reports Lionel Messi hosted a team meeting at his house to discuss about the crucial match against Atletico Madrid.
‘We have to win’: Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique has admitted that only by defeating Atletico Madrid can they lift the La liga trophy this year. Barcelona are currently two points behind Atletico Madrid and are on level points with Real Madrid CF after playing 34 matches.
“We have won a game after the unexpected defeat [vs Granada] to continue fighting until the end,”
“We would like to be able to close the games earlier, they are dynamics and things that could happen. You have to analyze goal by goal, they shoot us less, but the problem is that all those shoots go inside. Thursday’s defeat did a lot of damage, but winning against Villarreal and Valencia gives us confidence.
“We prepare us for the Atlético Madrid game with the only idea of winning. It’s in our hands. We have to win, there’s no other option.”