Barcelona reencounters Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey’s semifinals
The FC Barcelona has a hard challenge ahead! Neymar Jr. and his teammates are preparing to reencounter the Atletico Madrid, this time on the Copa del Rey’s semifinals, outside their home, at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, this Wednesday (1), at 18h (Brazilian time).
In their last duel, the Catalan club tied in the match by 1-1 against Betis, for the Spanish Championship’s 20th round. Not the team changed its focus to the Copa del Rey’s semifinal duel. Giving a rest to Ter Stegen and not being able to count with Iniesta, Busquets and Digne, Luis Enrique has already chosen the athletes that will go to Vicente Calderón: Cillessen, Masip, Piqué, Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Arda Turan, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr., Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti and Mathieu.
With 15 duels in his career, the Atletico Madrid is the team that Neymar Jr. most faced as a Barça player. It was also against Atletico that the Brazilian players scored his first goal in the Catalan club. Unbeaten against the team on the Copa del Rey, NJr goes to his ninth match at the Vicente Calderón to maintain his mark.