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Antonio JonesFeb 08, 2017

Atletico, who have not won at Barcelona since a 3-1 victory on February 5, 2006, need to score at least two goals to progress.

If Atletico can't do either on Tuesday, it will not appear in the Copa final for the first time since it triumphed in 2013, while Barcelona will stay on track for a third straight Copa del Rey title.

The odds are stacked against Athletico to win at Camp Nou, as they haven't been able to do so in 11 years.

Barca manager Luis Enrique was cautious with his words but knows that his team has a grand advantage, "They need to win and score at least twice, so we may see an Atletico who take more risks".

Simeone told a press conference: "Reality is the only thing that counts and the reality is that we are playing against a team that is very strong at home".


Despite Atletico's inability to win in Barcelona in almost 11 years, it has played tough at Camp Nou.

However, Neymar, Rafinha Alcantara and Marc Andre Ter Stegen will all still be unavailable for the Catalans for the decisive game at Camp Nou, as Barca seek to progress to their fourth consecutive final of the competition, holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg.

It didn't look possible to score from that far out - he was a good 35 yards from goal - but Messi came within an inch of scoring what would surely have been the best free-kick of his career.

Heading into the final 20 minutes, Madrid's late surge to get back into the contest was halted by the dismissal of Carrasco, who picked up a second yellow for a late lunge on Arda Turan to seemingly prevent Atleti's Copa push at the vital hurdle.

In their last four meetings, Barcelona is 2-1-1 against Atletico Madrid.

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