• Atletico are without a win in nine league meetings with Barcelona (D2 L7), their worst ever run in this fixture.
  • In the Calderon, Atletico are without a win in four against Barcelona (D1 L3).
  • Barcelona will be La Liga champions if they win this game; ironically Atletico won the title last year with a draw at the Camp Nou.
  • Barcelona have only lost one of their last eight league trips to Madrid (W5 D2), losing at the Bernabeu in October.
  • The Red-and-Whites are unbeaten in 13 league games (W7 D6), conceding in only four of them.
  • Luis Enrique’s side have won their last five league matches, scoring 20 and conceding none.
  • Luis Suarez has recorded 14 assists in La Liga this season; only in one campaign (17 with Ajax in 2009/10) has he recorded more since moving to Europe.
  • Gabi has assisted two of Atleti’s last three league goals against Barcelona.
  • Atletico faced seven shots on target in the return meeting with Barca this term; the most they have faced in a league game since the start of last season.
  • Against no side has Lionel Messi scored more career goals in all competitions than he has against Atletico (22, level with Sevilla).
  • Messi has not scored in any of his last five games at the Vicente Calderon, however, with his last strike there coming in the 2012 Copa del Rey final.
  • Neymar has now scored 52 career goals for Barcelona, the first of which came against Atletico in the 2013 Supercopa.
  • Only against Villarreal (9) has Fernando Torres scored more La Liga goals than he has against Barcelona (7).