Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Camp Nou when title holders Barcelona take on star-studded Atletico Madrid on day 5 of the new La Liga campaign. The Catalans head into the game following two thrilling wins over the likes of Celtic and Leganes, but Luis Enrique’s men need to keep on winning if they are to defend their trophy. Barca have been scoring goals for fun of late and trio Messi - Neymar - Suarez is likely to found the net in Wednesday’s football match. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, hammered Sporting Gijon (5-0) at the weekend and it has to be noted that they scored nine goals in previous two league matches. Both sides have been impressive in front of goal in recent weeks and that is the main reason why we predict fans will see goals galore at Camp Nou. Speaking of winner, Barcelona are closer to picking up all three points from the match as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highligted Player (Pique):
Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who was born in Barcelona on 2 February, 1987. He is married to famous Colombian singer Shakira and they have two sons Milan and Sasha. Pique is a product of La Masia, the Barca’s youth academy, but he started his senior career at Manchester United. He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well. During his spell with Manchester United, Gerard Pique won the Premier League trophy (2007/2008) and he helped the Red Devils win the Champions League trophy the same season. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting the European Championship trophy two years later.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Los Rojblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.