The latest news on the condition of the three main players at Atletico Madrid ahead of vs Barcelona

MDP Live - Atletico Madrid received mixed news regarding the condition of the main players who suffered injuries ahead of the important match against Barcelona which will take place on Sunday (06/02).

Atletico Madrid are preparing for one of the biggest games of the season in their quest to secure a place in the top four in La Liga.

Currently, Diego Simeone's team is in fourth place in the standings and only one point behind fifth-placed Barcelona. These conditions make this weekend's away match at Camp Nou an important one.

Both teams are on the verge of winning their last league game after losing two cup competitions and both are desperate to bounce back after having had a disappointing season so far.

Ahead of the match, Los Rojiblancos received mixed news regarding the current condition of the main players ahead of the match at Camp Nou. According to reports by Football-Espana, loanee Antoine Griezmann will be sidelined as he is still struggling with his recovery from an injury that has kept him out of action in recent weeks.

However, there is good news received by Diego Simeone regarding the condition of Geoffrey Kondogbia and Marcos Llorente who have returned to training and can be included in the big match tomorrow Sunday. In addition, new recruit, Daniel Wass may be able to start in the match and move Llorente's position to the middle if he is fit enough to start in that match.

Gareth Bale has been urged to leave Real Madrid immediately

MDP Live - Gareth Bale's fate has been unclear at Real Madrid since 2019. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo did not necessarily make Bale number one.

Until now, he still lost his place in the main Madrid squad. This position is clearly not profitable for the Welsh winger's career.

Marca launched, there were messages from family and friends in Cardiff urging Bale to leave Real Madrid immediately. The presence of Carlo Ancelotti is a bit encouraging for Bale.

He had several opportunities to start as a starter and still earns the respect of the Italian coach. On that basis, Bale was asked to leave Madrid with honor.

But unfortunately, even though it is ready to be sold, Gareth Bale is empty of fans. This is completely different from when he moved to Madrid in 2013.

Not Embarrassing

Bale's family and friends think the player still has a chance to leave the club in a good way. Bale is still considered prestigious because he has won four Champions League titles, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, two La Liga titles, 3 Copa del Rey trophies and 3 Spanish Super Cups.

Although urgent, but the family wants Bale to make a decision on his own accord. Not in a shameful way.

His family and friends want Bale to leave Madrid with achievements. Not as a player who failed to get a chance to play.

Copa del Rey

Currently, Bale is most likely to be called up to play against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. This is because core players like Vinicius, Casemiro and Rodrygo are playing for the Brazilian national team.

In addition, Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio are also injured. This is a great opportunity for Bale to show off.

It's terrible, Barcelona defender targets MU and Chelsea refuse contract extension

MDP Live - Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo rejected the first offer of a contract extension from the club. Currently, Araujo is still under contract until 2023.

Barcelona and the Uruguayan defender's agent started last week. However, when the offer was given, the Araujo camp immediately rejected it.

Reportedly Barcelona and Araujo's agent will meet again for negotiations. Even so, this sounded the alarm for Manchester United or MU and Chelsea.

Both Premier League clubs are ready to pour some money to tempt Ronald Araujo to leave Barcelona. Previously, there was news that Araujo was ready to listen to offers.

However, Araujo through his agent confirmed that he wanted to get a proper offer. This is in light of Araujo's vital role at Barcelona.

Core Player

Araujo has become a core player at Barcelona. His position as a central defender with Gerard Pique is difficult to replace.

He is also a versatile player. The thing is he can play as a right and left defender if needed.

As reported by Marca, Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany has made Araujo's contract a priority. This is because Araujo is still young and has potential.


Araujo actually wants to stay at Barcelona. He loves this club with all his heart.

Even so, he wants the club to value him according to his abilities and performances on the pitch.

Xavi Annoyed Failure to Win from Granada, Calls Barcelona Lack of Experience

MDP Live - Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez angry his team failed to win from Granada. He considered that the failure occurred because Barcelona lacked experience.

"It was the lack of experience and the red card that thwarted our victory," Xavi said as reported by Football Espana.

Barcelona had to settle for going home with one point after a 1-1 draw against host Granada in La Liga, Sunday (9/1/2022) early morning. Barcelona actually took the lead in this match.

Blaugrana stole a goal through Luuk de Jong in minute 57. In minute 79, Gavi was sent off for receiving a second yellow card.

One minute before disbanding, Granada, who had the advantage in the number of players, scored through Antonio Puertas. The score was changed to 1-1 until the game was over.

"We lost two important points," said Xavi regretfully.

Self Criticism

Xavi said Barcelona must evaluate themselves after this failure. According to him, this minor result occurred because of his own fault.

"We can't leave here and be happy. We have to be self-critical," he said.

"It's a shame not to win. But this result happened because of our own fault," Xavi concluded.

Toni Kroos' Crazy Stats, No Opponents!

MDP Live - Toni Kroos should not be underestimated. This Real Madrid midfield brain is so powerful and consistent, his passing accuracy is above 90% for seven seasons!

Toni Kroos has played for seven seasons at Real Madrid, since 2014 when he was recruited from Bayern Munich. The German player immediately filled the main Madrid squad until now, irreplaceable.

Toni Kroos has made 339 appearances in all competitions. He recorded 35 goals and 83 assists.

Kroos also presented 14 titles for Los Blancos. Including, two-time champion of the Spanish League and three-time champion of the Champions League.

Reporting from Marca, Toni Kroos is now 32 years old. However, he is still the main choice to fill the Real Madrid midfield.

Kroos recently made some crazy statistics in the Spanish League. For seven consecutive seasons, his passing accuracy is above 90 percent to be precise at 93.1 percent!

No other player has equalized that number.

Toni Kroos is so good at giving passes. Although it's not only about assists, his mature passes into the opponent's penalty box are so dangerous.

This percentage is proof that Kroos is a maestro. Not a few, the world's top players praised him.

"I think my game is similar to Toni Kroos. We are both feeders and game controllers, but Kroos doesn't make much physical contact and he often makes magic goals," said former MU player, Paul Scholes.

"Toni Kroos is a very intelligent and calm player. When things go bad, he dares to make the right decisions," said former Barcelona coach and now Man City manager, Guardiola.

"Kroos is the engine of Real Madrid," said former Barcelona coach Xavi.