Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 27, 2013; Time: 7:00 PM BST;
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid.
Simeone’s team will be hoping for a derby success against troubled Blancos. Los Rojiblancos are waiting for a win over their city rivals for 14-years, so they will do their best to get three points ahead of Copa del Rey final between these two next month.
Atletico Madrid goes 3rd in La Liga table with 68 points from 32 games, winning 21, drawing 5 and losing 6 so far this season. Los Colchoneros are just 3 points behind their city rivals and could equal them on points with a win. Their present form has seen 2 draws and 3 wins from last five games in all competitions. Last five home matches Los Rojiblancos have finished with 2 defeats, 1 draw and 2 wins. Last weekend Atletico won 0-1 away to Sevilla. They are on a five-game unbeaten run in La Liga with three wins. But, Los Rojiblancos have lost their last 9 fixtures against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid stands 2nd in the Spanish Primeira Division with 71 points from 32 games, having 22 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses so far this season. Los Merengues are 3 points ahead of 3rd-placed Atletico Madrid and have better goal difference, so even if they will lose they will hold this position. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 losses from last five games. Both defeats came from Galatasaray and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Last five away matches Los Blancos have finished with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. They were destroyed 4-1 by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions league first semi-final game in midweek. Also, the Castilian club has won just 1 of their last 4 away games in all competitions.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago has returned to training after a muscle injury and could take his place on the bench. The Spanish football federation overturned appealed yellow card of Diego Costa and could play. Arda Turan is doubt with ankle injury.
Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho will rest some key players ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second game against Borussia Dortmund. Defenders Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo are injured, while Michael Essien could recover from a hamstring injury in time. Xabi Alonso is available after missing the win over Betis due to suspension, but he is not expected in start.
Atletico Madrid line-up: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Luis, Garcia, Gabi, Suarez, Koke, Costa, Falcao.
Last three matches:
Sevilla 0 – Atletico Madrid 1;
Atletico Madrid 5 – Granada 0;
Getafe 0 – Atletico Madrid 0.
Real Madrid line-up: Lopez, Nacho, Albiol, Carvalho, Coentrao, Pepe, Modric, Callejon, Kaka, Benzema, Higuain.
Last three matches:
Borussia Dortmund 4 – Real Madrid CF 1;
Real Madrid CF 3 – Betis 1;
Athletic Bilbao 0 – Real Madrid CF 3.