Ninety minutes that could decide the championship. Barça and Atletico Madrid come face to face, in what is nothing more nor less than ‘The match of LaLiga’. A hugely important game between the two big contenders for the title. An absolute cracker of a clash that will bring a galaxy of stars together on the Camp Nou pitch. On one side are Valverde’s indestructible team, led by Leo Messi and his faithful henchman Luis Suarez, the deadliest duo in Spanish football. These two footballers are well used to finding the net in their encounters with Atletico. On the other side are Simeone’s warriors, who can also boast a pair of dream strikers, in the shape of Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa. Since the Spanish-Brazilian has come into the team, Griezmann’s form has visibly improved and it looks like the Frenchman will turn up to Sunday’s big match at the very top of his game, after scoring seven goals in the last two games. “I’m happy with my performance but as I always say the most important thing is the win and the three points. And now we’ll head to Barcelona to see if we can do something special.” The game will also feature an intriguing contest between Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Jan Oblak, by far the keepers with the best records in the league. Other tussles taking place on the pitch are those between Iniesta and Koke, and Pique and Godin, while Gabi and Busquets will be vying with each other for control of the midfield. “We’re in a privileged position. It would be nice if we could at least maintain our advantage over the second team” “And we’ll only be able to do that if we avoid even the slightest hint of over-confidence, because they’re not taking their foot off the accelerator, we know that, so we’ve got to keep on our toes. This is a very important week” Jordi Alba who missed the mid-week game against Las Palmas, will be back in Valverde’s side. Simeone should also have his full squad of stars available. He’ll be looking to come away with a victory for Atletico, something they haven’t managed in a match with Barcelona for more than 8 years. In fact, the last time the colchoneros won against Barça in LaLiga was way back in February 2010 when they triumphed 2-1 in the Calderon thanks to goals from Forlan and Simao. They’ve met 15 times since then in the championship, the Catalans have won 11 and the teams have drawn 4. It was a 1-1 draw when the clubs met earlier this season in the Metropolitano, the goals coming from Saul and Luis Suarez. The fate of the league could well be decided next Sunday at the Camp Nou. A top of the table clash in which Barça will be looking to stake their claim to the championship while Atletico will be hoping to turn the competition on its head. It’s an unmissable confrontation for all lovers of LaLiga Santander.