You want a big match? Atlético v Barcelona live on Sunday lunchtime …
Sunday’s big match in club handball comes from the Asobal is live over at Laola 1 (link). It pits the two unbeaten beasts of the Iberian peninsula against each other and is a must-win for Barcelona and a really-must-win for Atlético. It should be quite good.
Barcelona are favourites. They have played twelve and won twelve with an average score of 34:21. Last time out they disposed of fourth-placed Reale Ademar Leon 33:19. In contrast, Atlético Madrid suffered the ignomy of a draw in their last match – 24:24 with Aragón – and they are a wounded team. They played well in Kiel in the Champions League last week but had half a dozen players on the injury list so could take glory in defeat. They will need to play as well again (and have some players back) to take the points against Barcelona.
Throw off is at midday for UK viewers – a perfect accompaniment to Sunday lunch.