Real Madrid host their neighbors Atletico but nothing other than pride is at stake here. Neither team is realistically going to compete for La Liga and both of them have all but secured their presence in next year’s Champions League. Still, Simeone and Zidane will surely want to win this game as the Real-Atletico rivalry has been fairly intense over the last few years.
Los Blancos will face Juventus in the return leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals next Wednesday but the 0-3 they earned on their visit to Turin allows them to take this Madrid Derby even more seriously than the next game against the Vecchia Signora, given that the Italian side need a miracle to overcome their current deficit.
All things considered, it looks like Gareth Bale could return to the starting lineup. The Welshman didn’t play a single minute against Juventus and will be fresh and anxious to prove that he stills deserves a role in this time.
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Time: 16:15 CET, 10:15 EST, 07:15 am Pacific.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
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