Champions League: Atletico Madrid v Barcelona as it happened

Live text commentary as Atletico Madrid knock Barcelona out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.

9 April 2014 Last updated at 18:55

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As it happened

  1. 22:22: 

    That is it from us for this evening as Atletico power into the Champions League semi-final. The Rojiblancos are enjoying a season that is surely beyond their wildest dreams but they don't have to wake up just yet. The dream lives on.

    Atletico, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea wait for Friday's semi-final draw. You can follow it live on BBC Sportsday at 11:00 BST.

    Thanks for your company. Goodnight.

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    Paul on text: Martino will leave Barca in the summer, they can then take Wenger off us. Pleaseee?

  3. 22:17: 
    Who is Koke?- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Never heard of Koke before tonight? Well, you will know a lot more about him in the near future according to Spain playmaker Xavi, who last week said of the 22-year-old:

    "Koke is an extraordinary footballer. He has everything: talent, physical ability, he is a footballer of the present and the future.

    "He has been marked out as the conductor of Spain's orchestra for the next 10 years."

  4. 22:16: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Barcelona website

    A farewell Barcelona's official website was hoping not to make.

  5. 22:13: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    OptaJose on twitter: Atletico is the first team to knock out Barcelona in Champions League quarter-finals since Juventus in 2003.

  6. 22:10: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Gerardo Martino

    You get the feeling Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino is going to be in for a hard time in the Spanish press on Thursday morning. Even if they go on to pip Atletico Madrid and Real to the La Liga title, will it be enough to save his job in the summer? I'm not so sure.

  7. 22:05: 
    Player reaction- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Atletico Madrid match winner Koke on the club's twitter feed: "This team has no roof. We are going to keep our fans dreaming. We are going to maintain our match-by-match philosophy."

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    Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid for the final please, it would be a cracker. Mourinho vs Simeon? Interesting isn't it?

  9. 22:00: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Who would fancy Atletico in the semi-final? They are a formidable force this season, especially at home where they have lost just once in all competitions from 27 matches. Having knocked Barcelona out, they will believe they can go all the way.

    They will have top scorer Diego Costa to come back into the side for the semi-final too. Not a bad player to be able to bring in.

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    Rob in London on text: Atletico look the real package. As a Chelsea fan I think I'd rather Barcelona than Atletico.

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    Real Stealth: Anyone realized that Atletico are yet to lose in this year's CL

    That is right, Atletico are the only team still unbeaten in the Champions League after Real Madrid's defeat on Tuesday night.

  12. 21:52: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Atletico Madrid

    I think you could say Atletico Madrid enjoyed that.......

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  13. 21:49: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    We have the Champions League last four then. Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich will join Real Madrid and Chelsea in Friday's draw and, on this performance, the Rojiblancos have as good a chance as anyone. What a thrilling finale we are in for.

  14. 21:48: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Stats

    Barcelona enjoyed 71% of possession but could only manage three shots on target. Atletico may have seen less of the ball but they did a lot more with what they did have.

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    Dobzilla: Have they found Lionel Messi? I heard he went missing.

    Githu gee: Barca out.yeees!!waiting for the draw now. My guess Real/Chelsea, Bayern/Atletico.

  16. 21:43: 
    Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United (Agg: 4-2)

    It is also full-time in Munich as Bayern progress to the semi-finals at the expense of Manchester United.

  17. 21:42: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    So it was Koke's early goal that secured Atletico Madrid a first Champions League semi-final spot since 1974. It could, and should, have been even more as the hosts hit the woodwork three times in a one-sided first-half. Barcelona improved slightly after the break but, except for a Neymar diving header, did little to threaten. A historic and deserved win.

  18. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Neymar

    The party will continue long into the night in Madrid as Atletico join their city rivals Real in the Champions League semi-final. No-one can say Diego Simeone's men don't deserve victory as they out-played and out-fought a disappointing Barcelona.

    What psychological effect this will have on the La Liga title race remains to be seen but, tonight, it is all about the ultimate dream of conquering Europe.

  19. 21:35: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Entering the last 10 seconds of injury time as the Atletico scarves are waving.....

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    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    The ball is exactly where Atletico want it to be - in Barcelona's half. The hosts are doing well in keeping possession by the corner flag.

  21. 21:33: 
    INJURY TIME- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona look as though they are heading out here.....

  22. 21:30: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona continue to pour forward but there is a distinct lack of quality in their approach play. Atletico have been comfortable defensively for most of the game and they continue to look solid. Cristian Rodriguez almost seals the tie for the hosts but his powerful strike is turned wide by Jose Pinto.

  23. 21:29: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    The ball is cleared as Atletico Madrid clear it into the opposition's half.

  24. 21:28: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona force a corner.....

  25. 21:28: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Atletico manager Diego Simeone is conducting the home fans to raise their noise levels. Not that they need any encouragement, the atmosphere is incredible inside the Vincente Calderon with their side just four minutes, plus injury time, away from a Champions League semi-final.

  26. 21:26: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    To Atletico's credit, they are still pushing forward when they get the opportunity. Defender Diego Godin makes a lung-busting run forward, not quite what is needed at this stage.

    You get the feeling there is another goal in this game but who for? That is anyone's guess.

  27. 21:24: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    The Atletico fans are whistling every time Barcelona get on the ball. I don't think they are calling for time just yet - if they are, they are going to be disappointed.

    Lionel Messi is crowded out as Thibaut Courtois gratefully grabs hold of the ball. Eight minutes left now for Barcelona to save themselves.

  28. 21:20: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Atletico

    These are nervy times for Atletico fans as Barcelona push for the equaliser. Neymar thinks he has got it too as his diving header goes agonisingly wide of the post. Twelve minutes remaining.

  29. 21:18: 
    Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United (Agg: 4-2)

    It looks like it is game over in Munich as Arjen Robben makes it 3-1 for Bayern on the night and 4-2 on aggregate. You can follow live text commentary of the closing stages here.

  30. 21:16: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona are taking more and more risks as they go in search of the goal they need to stay in the Champions League. As they push forward, they are going to leave gaps at the back and Atletico look capable of taking advantage. We are in for a thrilling last 15 minutes.

  31. 21:14: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Chaos in the Barcelona defence and they are lucky not to concede a penalty. David Villa is shoved to the ground by Javier Mascherano but, with manager Diego Simeone on his feet, referee Howard Webb waves play on. Webb has been having a good game but he got that wrong.

  32. 21:13: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    What a chance for Gabi to win the tie. David Villa sends the midfielder through on goal but, with just goalkeeper Jose Pinto to beat, he weakly side-foots the ball straight at him.

  33. 21:11: 
    Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United (Agg: 3-2)

    Bayern have turned it around in Munich as Thomas Muller puts the hosts ahead on the night against Manchester United. You can follow live text commentary here.

  34. 21:07: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

    The tone is set for the rest of the half. Barcelona have all the ball, pass it around patiently, while Atletico defend.

    Having said that, substitute Diego breaks through Barca's defence but, from a tight angle, his shot is easy for goalkeeper Jose Pinto.

  35. 21:03: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Alexis Sanchez replaces Cesc Fabregas for Barcelona while Diego comes on for the impressive Adrian Lopez for the hosts. All to play for still here.

  36. 21:01: 
    Bayern Munich 1-1 Manchester United (Agg: 2-2)

    In Munich, Patrice Evra gives Manchester United a shock 1-0 lead against defending champions Bayern but Mario Mandzukic levels a minute later. Follow live text commentary here.

  37. 20:59: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona are playing their usual patient passing style but time is running out. They have just more than 30 minutes to score the goal needed to stay in the competition.

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    Some Body: Dunno why Messi didn't just shoot! Unlike him.

  39. 20:53: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Atletico are playing very deep at the start of this half. They could be asking for trouble if they are planning on sitting on the lead as Barcelona look as though they finally mean business.

  40. 20:51: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Neymar

    How have Barcelona not scored there? First Xavi puts Neymar through on goal but, as he looks to round goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the Chelsea loanee just tips the ball away from his feet. The loose ball falls to Lionel Messi but he is crowded out before Courtois falls over and the ball is scrambled clear.

  41. 20:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    I don't know if Gerardo Martino has a hairdryer but, if he does, he should be getting it out right about now. His Barcelona side have lacked any real urgency and need to improve after the break. The game is back on.

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    Aidan Shields: The Caledrón proving a tricky ground to visit once again. A loss tonight will have the Catalan media all over Martino for sure.

    John Southworth: No wonder Barcelona are worried about the transfer ban, they need a completely new defence watching tonight.

    Aaronn: With Pinto's hairstyle, he wouldn't go amiss in Avatar, needs to get it cut.

  43. 20:40: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Stats

    Will Atletico live to regret not doing more with their eight first-half shots? Barcelona will surely create more if they enjoy the same possession as they did in the opening 45 minutes.

  44. 20:36: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Manchester United (Agg: 1-1)

    In Munich, Manchester United are holding Bayern at arm's length so far - the hosts having all of the ball without having a single shot on target. The hosts still going through on away goals as it stands though. You can follow live text commentary here.

  45. 20:32: 
    HALF-TIME- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Koke

    The biggest surprise is there has only been one goal from an absorbing half of football. Atletico were in breathtaking mood early on and could have added to Koke's early opener. David Villa hits the woodwork twice as Barcelona struggled defensively. Barcelona have grown into the game but have rarely troubled Atletico's goal. So far so good for the hosts.

  46. 20:30: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    This time it is Barcelona's turn to appeal for a penalty, although again it is more through hope than expectation. Cesc Fabregas goes down after a tangle of legs with Diego Godin but again Webb gets it right. No penalty.

  47. 20:27: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Adrian could be on stage with theatrics like that. The midfielder races into Barcelona's penalty area before throwing himself down under the challenge of Javier Mascherano. Never, ever a penalty and referee Howard Webb agrees.

  48. 20:26: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    The game has hit a bit of a lull after a frantic start. Barcelona are just glad not to be more than a goal down while Atletico have settled down into a less open approach.

  49. 20:21: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Stats

    Atletico Madrid have had all the chances so far in this second leg although, as you can see from above, Barcelona have had the most of the ball. No point in having possession if you don't do anything with it though.

  50. 20:18: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    A spell of sustained pressure from the visitors. Atletico are lined up with two solid banks of four when defending and Barcelona are, so far, struggling to find their way through. Plenty of time yet though.

  51. 20:14: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    A first bit of sloppy play by Aletico's midfield and Barcelona almost capitalise. Andres Iniesta is gifted possession in the hosts's half, drives forward with the ball before shooting straight at Thibaut Courtois. There are signs Barca are finally finding their feet after a torrid start.

  52. 20:10: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Neymar

    Barcelona almost level against the run of the play. Neymar does brilliantly to retain possession on the left, nut megs Tiago, and then pulls the ball back to Lionel Messi. The Argentine should do better from 12 yards but sends his shot wide of goal.

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    Robin Thomas: With Pinto as their main GK, Barca better hope they can overturn the ban because he is awful.

    Samuel Duff: Diego Simeone to Arsenal? Please? Atletico should be out of sight by now.

  54. 20:06: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    This is ridiculous now. David Villa again gets in behind the Barcelona defence, this time Marc Bartra, before he volleys against the cross bar. Atletico have hit the woodwork three times in the opening 20 minutes leaving Barca just grateful they are still in the tie.

  55. 20:02: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)
    Koke

    As well as opening the scoring, Spain midfielder Koke has been hugely influential for Atletico in the opening stages. His pass to David Villa should have led to a second goal, while he looks as though he is going to create chances every time he gets on the ball.

  56. 19:59: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona go straight down the other end and Lionel Messi heads inches wide of the post. It has been a nightmare start for the visitors but not a lot has changed, they still need a goal to stay in the competition.

  57. 19:58: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    This game could be almost over. David Villa is sent clear by Koke after more Barcelona hesitation but, with just goalkeeper Jose Pinto to beat, he strikes the ball against the post. He could live to regret that miss.

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    Chris on text: "Would love to see Atleti go through tonight. Pinto is very weak in goal for Barca so they need to really test him. I think it's no less than Simeone's men deserve."

  59. 19:54: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona are all over the place. Atletico look as they are going to score with every attack at the moment. Diego Simeone could not have dreamed of a better start.

  60. 19:51: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 2-1) - Koke (6 mins)
    Koke goal

    What a start for the hosts. Barcelona are in complete disarray as first Adrian strikes the ball against the post, then David Villa collects the loose ball and crosses it back to the far post. Raul Garcia rises above the Barcelona defence and his header is turned home by Koke.

  61. 19:50: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona (Agg: 1-1)

    Raul Garcia has already scored 16 goals this season and he almost adds another one to his tally with a speculative strike from the edge of the penalty area. His rising drive just clears the angle but a good response from Atletico.

  62. 19:49: 
    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona (Agg: 1-1)

    The first shot of the game from Barcelona and who else but Lionel Messi? The Argentine tries his luck from 30 yards but the ball flies harmlessly over the bar. Good start from Barca though.

  63. 19:46: 
    KICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona (Agg: 1-1)

    Game on. The Atletico scarves are waving, the voices singing and the colours are being sported with pride. Atletico kick-off and will be expecting a hectic first few minutes.

  64. 19:43: 
    Spanish press- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST
    Newspaper

    For Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, tonight's match is the 'final tie-breaker'.

  65. 19:42: 
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    The teams walk out of the tunnel to a wall of noise from the Vincente Calderon. Both sets of players are full of smiles and handshakes. The niceties won't last for long.

  66. 19:41:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Don't forget this is only one half of our live text offering this evening, with Manchester United's trip to Bayern Munich also being covered here. Why not keep your eye on both commentaries as we bring you every kick of what promises to be an intriguing night in Europe.

    You can also listen to live commentary from Munich on BBC Radio 5 live.

  67. 19:39: 
    Martino's main man- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    No prizes for guessing who Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino thinks will be his side's key man this evening.

    "It is clear Messi will always be a crucial player for Barcelona and therefore every rival is especially careful with whatever he might do on the pitch to try to minimise his involvement.," he said.

    "We are interested in him being decisive, but he has many ways of being decisive and he doesn't necessarily need to score a goal to help decide a game. So if we see the best Leo, then our chances are going to increase."

  68. 19:37: 
    Howard's way- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    Howard Webb will ref tonight's game. Barca have won all three of their Champions League games the English ref has been in charge of, while Atletico have won one and drawn one game in which he's been in charge.

    If previous clashes between the two are anything to go by, Mr Webb will have to be on his toes this evening.

  69. 19:35: 
    Record breaker- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST
    Lionel Messi

    Talking about records, Messi is no stranger to re-writing the history books. Here are just some of the records he has already broken at Barcelona:

    Most goals in a calendar year: 91

    Most goals in a season: 68

    Most goals in a La Liga season: 50

    Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8

    Barcelona's top goal scorer in all official competitions: 351

  70. 19:34: 
    Messi the master- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    When you have Lionel Messi in your side you are always going to believe you have a chance in any game. Barcelona are no different.

    The Argentina playmaker is just four goals shy of former Real Madrid striker Raul in the all-time Champions League goal scorers list and will be eyeing yet another record before the tournament is over.

  71. 19:33: 
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST
    Atletico Madrid fans

    The Atletico fans are filling the ground 15 minutes before kick-off. Progress tonight would make it one of the club's greatest ever nights. They believe.

  72. 19:31: 
    Two down two to go- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST
    Chelsea's Demba Ba

    We are already halfway through the Champions League quarter-finals with Chelsea and Real Madrid booking their places in Friday's semi-final draw on Tuesday night.

    Demba Ba's late winner saw Chelsea knock Paris St-Germain out on away goals, while Real lost 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund on the night but just about hung on to edge into the last four on aggregate.

    Will it be Atletico Madrid or Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Manchester United, who complete the draw? We are soon going to find out.

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    Andrew on text: Atletico Madrid have been a revelation both domestically and in Europe this season, but I fear it's the end of the road for their CL dream tonight. Lionel Messi coupled with this Barcelona team's experience will come through tonight, and Diego Costa's absence is a huge blow for Atletico too.

  74. 19:26: 
    Pitch perfect?- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    It is being reported in some quarters that Barcelona are already getting the excuses in ahead of the match, with the Daily Mail claiming they have complained to Uefa about the length and dryness of the playing surface.

    Not that Barcelona should be lacking any confidence as they also go into the tie bang on form. Gerardo Martino's men are seven matches unbeaten, winning six, and still have hopes of pulling off a treble of the Champions League and Spanish league and cup.

    Barca host Atletico on 18 May on the final day of the league season on what could prove the La Liga decider. Tonight's match though is arguably even bigger.

    Martino's men also return to the Vincente Calderon next Wednesday for the Copa Del Ray final against Real Madrid.

  75. 19:22: 
    Fortress Vincente Calderon- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)
    Atletico Madrid fans

    One thing that can be guaranteed this evening is the Vincente Calderon will be rocking.

    Atletico's 55,000 capacity is proving a real fortress this season with the Rojiblancos having lost just once in 26 home matches in all competitions.

    They have won their last five Spanish league games and, with 79 points, have already surpassed their tally of 76 for the whole of last season. The last time they registered more in a La Liga season they won the title. An omen perhaps?

    Barcelona know they have a fight on their hands.

  76. 19:19: 
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    To say Diego Simeone's men have been a surprise package this season is something of an understatement.

    They lead La Liga, ahead of second-placed Barcelona and third-placed Real Madrid, as they close in on a first Spanish title since 1995-96.

    And now they have the chance of knocking their so-called superiors out of Europe's elite club competition. Atletico must be in dreamland right now.

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    Anyway, it's about time you had your say. Can Atletico surprise Barcelona again this evening? Will Barcelona's European experience see them through? You know the drill. Tweet #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  78. 19:15: 
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) 19:45 BST

    The difference between the two sides in Europe could not be greater. Barcelona have won the ultimate honour four times and finished runners-up another three. Atletico have just the 1973-74 final, which they lost, to their name.

    Atletico were last at this stage in 1996-97 and are bidding for a first European Cup semi-final since 1974, while Barca are competing in their seventh consecutive quarter-final.

    Foregone conclusion then? Far from it as Atletico look to continue re-writing the traditional two-club dominance in Spain.

  79. 19:12: 
    Draw specialists- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

    The tie is wide open after the 1-1 from the first leg played at the Nou Camp, the fourth draw between the two sides this season. Only four goals have been scored between them in previous games this campaign so another nail biter can be expected.

    This time, however, Barca must score at least one goal if they don't want to be eliminated against a team that seldom concedes chances. Don't be surprised if Atletico look to stay tight and make Barcelona take the game to them.

    A goalless draw will do the hosts, although playing for that against a team of Barcelona's qualities could be asking for trouble.

  80. 19:09: 
    Costa blow for Atletico- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

    Atletico boss Diego Simeone has been upbeat about his side's chances with or without Diego Costa this week, as you would expect.

    He said: "Due to his quality, the confidence he has, the way he supports his team, if you ask me if I prefer him to play or not I will answer I would. But I think Atletico have great football players that can do his job perfectly and we shouldn't think that if Diego Costa plays everything will be over for us or the opposite - that if Diego Costa doesn't play we will have many more options."

  81. 19:05: 
    LINE-UPS- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

    Atletico Madrid make two changes from the side who drew 1-1 at the Nou Camp. Adrian Lopez comes in for Diego Costa and Raul Garcia replaces Arda Turan.

    Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe, Gabi, Koke, Tiago, Raul Garcia, Adrian, Villa. Subs: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Insua, Mario Suarez, Cristian Rodriguez, Sosa, Diego.

    Barcelona make just one change from the first leg with Marc Bartra in for Gerard Piquet.

    Barcelona: Pinto, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Alba, Alves. Subs: Oier, Montoya, Song, Adriano, Alexis, Pedro, Sergi Roberto.

  82. 19:04: 
    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)
    Diego Costa

    The big talking point for Atletico Madrid fans has been whether top scorer Diego Costa would make the game after injuring a thigh in the first leg at the Nou Camp. He doesn't.

    The Spain international has scored 25 La Liga goals this season - 15 more than last season - and his absence is a huge blow for the La Liga leaders.

  83. 19:02: 
    Double header- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)

    Hola. Welcome to one half of our two-part Champions League live text where La Liga champions Barcelona make the 400-mile trip to Madrid to face La Liga leaders Atletico.

    For tonight though, neither side will have domestic concerns on their minds. This is all about the ultimate aim of being crowned kings of Europe. They are locked at 1-1 after the first leg at the Nou Camp, setting us up perfectly for what could prove the tie of the quarter-finals.

    Some 1000 miles away in Munich, Manchester United are bidding to dethrone the defending champions Bayern and you can follow all the action from the Allianz Arena here.

  84. 19:00: 
    A tale of two cities- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (19:45 BST)
    Diego Simeone and Gerardo Martino

    The master v the apprentice. David v Goliath. La Liga champions v champions elect.

    Call it what you want but, whatever way you look at it, we have a humdinger of a Champions League quarter-final to bring to you from Spain this evening.

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