This is the most important game of the season for Ancelotti and his men. Will they be able to beat Atlético de Madrid and secure a spot in the Semifinals after 7 straight failures against them this season? Carlo Ancelotti has some work to do, because Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Karim Benzema are not available, meaning that Real Madrid will play without four key starters.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, James, Ronaldo, Chicharito.
Atlético de Madrid Projected XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Siqueira, Turan, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Griezmann, Mandzukic.
Throughout the course of the season, some Real Madrid fans have been complaining about how thin the team's bench was. Now it is time for players like Illarramendi or Chicharito to step up and prove they have what it takes to be Real Madrid-caliber players. As Real Madrid face the most important game of the season, Illarra and Chicharito will play the most important game of their careers.
Make or break.