When Raúl García scored Atlético's equalizer, Ancelotti and his coaching staff soon realized that they now need to score at least one goal at the Vicente Calderón. That's never an easy task, but it gets even harder when you desperately need that goal. Simeone's men always play really comfortably in such scenario, and while Real Madrid's spotlight is on Di María, Khedira and the goalkeepers, los rojiblancos are surely focused and ready enough to take away this trophy from their city rivals.
Carlo Ancelotti announced some changes on the squad's starting lineup, although he did not confirm how many of those he will be making. Still, Isco, Varane, Coentrao and James might get Ancelotti's nod. But the biggest mystery of Real's projected lineup is still the goalkeeper position. While Casillas has been picked over Keylor Navas in every official match los blancos have played since the Costa Rican was signed, Navas has shown some impressive form in Real Madrid's training session. His agility has impressed many, and he certainly deserves a chance to prove his worth. He wasn't one of the World Cup's greatest goalkeepers for nothing.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to start the match as well after being replaced by James Rodríguez because of problems with his left leg. The Portuguese star has recovered properly from those niggles and will surely be on the pitch considering how much of a goal-scoring threat he is. Benzema and Bale should be his partners at the Calderón as well, as the BBC is arguably the best attacking trio in the world of football.
Atlético coach Simeone might try to play with the same style used on the first leg. That means that the intensity, defending and tempo of the game will try to disrupt Real Madrid's fluidity in the midfield. New signing Antoine Griezmann will likely start his first official match for Atlético, as the French attacker is a very dangerous counterattacking player.
Real Madrid will not have to defend many chances, but the defensive line will need to stay on their toes in every set piece situation. Ancelotti and his coaching staff have every right to feel confident about the outcome of this match given Real Madrid's firepower, but one single, individual mistake could ruin everything as Atlético de Madrid will be very solid throughout the whole match.
Projected lineup for Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Bale, Cristiano, Benzema.
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Prediction: 1-2 for Real Madrid.