Posted: 8 April 2018 Time: 15:30
Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in the battle for second-place in the Spanish LaLiga - here are the confirmed line-ups of both sides.
Zinedine Zidane's side are in third place in the Spanish top-flight, 16 points behind Barca, with Rojiblancos 12 points adrift in second-spot.
The hsots are on their worst-ever run against Atleti in La Liga at home, having failed to win any of the last four fixtures versus Diego Simeone's side at the Bernabeu – three consecutive defeats and a draw.
Despite renewing their fierce rivalry that neither side would want to lose, it comes as an awkward stage of the season where both Real and Atleti are in contention for European titles.
This will be the 219th derby between both sides in all competitions; both sides have won exactly half with 109 victories each from the previous 218 encounters.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 21 goals in 30 games against Atletico in all competitions, more than any other player in the history of this derby while Atleti attacking talisman Antoine Griezmann has the chance to become the first player to score in three consecutive league games at the Bernabeu this century.
Here is how both teams will line up:
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Lucas, Kovacic, Kroos, Asensio; Ronaldo, Bale.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Lucas; Vitolo, Saúl, Partey, Koke; Griezmann, Diego Costa.
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2018-04-08 13:25:33