Real Madrid meet Atlético Madrid in a tough game on Saturday night after a thrilling win over Liverpool in the ongoing UEFA Champions League.
At Anfield, Los Blancos shocked the majority of the crowd by beating Liverpool 5-2 to advance to the quarter-finals.
The Madrid derby, however, poses a different challenge. Atletico Madrid have been neighbors for years and know Carlo Ancelotti’s team well.
The reigning La Liga champions will try to put more pressure on Barcelona, who currently lead the league by eight points on 59 points.
Los Blancos are second in the table with 51 points.
A shaky start to the season has put fourth-placed Atlético Madrid in the spotlight. In 22 games played, they scored 41 points.
Los Rojiblancos have had little success in the Copa Del Rey and European competition. However, it seems that their main focus is now La Liga.
A derby win will take the pressure off the team and coach Diego Simeone, whose continuity has recently been called into question.
Motivated by last weekend’s narrow 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao.
David Alaba and Rodrygo picked up injuries against Liverpool and will miss the Madrid derby. David Alaba will miss at least a month of action compared to Rodrygo’s 10-day high.
Ferland Mendy has been out for a long time with a hamstring injury and will miss this game.Its recovery determines its availability.
The good news is that Mariano Diaz and Aurelian Tchouameni can participate in this match after properly treated muscle problems and illnesses.
While Diego Simeone will breathe a sigh of relief and be strengthened by the return of Stefan Savic from suspension, Thomas Lemar and Rodrigo de Paul will miss this game through injury.
All other contestants on this show are healthy and prepared.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Location: Santiago Bernabéu
Departure: 5:30 p.m. local time.
possible starting line-ups:
possible starting line-ups Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rüdiger, Nacho; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Atletico Madrid possible starting line-ups: Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Llorente, Barrios, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Morata