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Sep 23, 2011

Every Barca fan will be approaching this game in most probability with a very much confused head. The confusion comes from the kind of oscillating results we had since the start of the season. Already there have been two away matches and same number of home matches. FC Barcelona has amazed a mind blowing 13 goals in the home matches. Even though there was no death of goals in the away fixtures, the problem was were were sharing those with the home team - being a nice guest, i would say. That's why following a 2-2 draw at Mestalla, we all will be a little trouble for what to expect from this game. No doubt that this one is going to be an entertaining one. Atletico has been firing in all cylinders in last couple of matches, especially with new signing Falcao on fire. And that's where Barca's greatest threat is to come tomorrow night. Atletico Madrid has scored two 4-0 victory at home in the last two matches, but it could be a complete different story at Cam Nou. Their only away match ended with a 1-0 victory in favour of the home side in Mestalla.

Guardiola's big worry will be to decide on the formation to field against the high flying Capital side. The three man defense has been his favourite but has been exposed a bit more than he want at the Mestalla. Even Xavi recently said that it's tough defending with three man defense. So the natural instict will be to go back to the usual 4-3-3 formation. Here lies the problem for Guardiola. In the 4-3-3 formation Cesc who needs to be picked, because he is on fire will struggle playing an Iniesta role. He has been spectacular so far, but all that brilliance came playing upfront. So if a 4-3-3 is advised then it would be better to go for Thiago, despite his inexperience. Here I will say we should line-up exactly as in the Osasuna match. A starting line-up of Falcao, Diego and Reyes could send shivers through a three man defense, but that's now what Barca should concentrate on. But the problem against Valencia came from a brilliantly pressing Valencia midfield. I suspect Atletico Madrid will be doing that. So we should see an exact same line up that we picked against Osasuna. I have a feeling taht this one going to be yet another brilliant match but most of the brilliance coming from us. I will go for a 4-2 scoreline.

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