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Pre-Derby Due Diligence

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Some material to tide you over until kick-off

Real Madrid Celebrate After They Win Champions League Final Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Up until now, this is the biggest match of the season. Tomorrow, as Real Madrid comes out of the tunnel at the Vicente Calderon for the last time in La Liga, they will still be undefeated. But the task is tall. The team is depleted, and is facing an opponent they haven’t beaten in the league since Jose Mourinho was still around.

And the build-up to these high-magnitude matches can be agonizing. That’s where we come in - to give you enough content to tide you over until the gong-show gets underway tomorrow night.

Last night I was live on our Facebook page - embedded below - to talk about today’s clash. Who might play? Does Real Madrid have a chance? If so, what needs to be done, and what needs to happen? I answered some mailbag questions, rambled on a bit, wished the fanbase luck, and called it a night.

Here’s your full due-diligence list in addition to the video below: