MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Team news for the Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Champions League quarter-final second leg clash.
There is no Diego Costa for Atletico Madrid in tonight’s game, as the Spanish forward remains out injured.
This means that David Villa and Adrian Lopez will lead the attack for the La Liga leaders, who drew with Barcelona 1-1 in the first leg.
For Barcelona, Javier Mascherano and Marc Bartra start at center-back, with both Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol both out injured.
Lionel Messi and Neymar will lead the frontline, with Alexis Sanchez and Pedro both on the bench and expected to see some action as the game travels.
Atletico v Barcelona
Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Godin, Filipe Luis, Juanfran, Miranda, Tiago, Koke, Raul Garcia, Gabi, Adrian, Villa. Subs: Aranzubia, Mario Suarez, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Insua, Sosa, Diego.
Barcelona: Pinto, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Messi, Neymar. Subs: Oier, Montoya, Pedro, Alexis, Song, Adriano, Sergi Roberto.
Referee: Howard Webb (England)