Real Madrid will be hosting tonight the city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabue in the UEFA Champions League semi final 1st leg , and it is the first time in the new era both teams face each other in a knock out stage after the two times meetings in the UEFA Champions League Final in 2014 and 2016 .
Real Madrid Fighting on Both Sides
Both teams look Healthy and ready for this clash despite the absence of Gareth Bale for Real Madrid and Juan Fran for Atletico Madrid , however it looks like Isco will be replacing the Welshman in Zidane’s Tactics , who started now to feel a big pressure on him as his team is fighting on two sides , the Uefa Champions League , and The Spanish league who everyone thought it is going to madrid before Messi and his friends delayed that by beating Zidane’s Men 3-2 last week in Santiagu Bernabue .
On the other hand , Diego Simeone’s Men have only to focus on this European major competition if they want to save their season , they already have secured the 3rd spot in the League which is the maximum spot avialble for them this season , and now they can put all their efforts in UEFA Champions League .
Atletico Madrid have been lucky in the knock out stages this season by facing Bayer Leverkuzen and Leicester City , and both sides are not a big threat in this competition , while Madrid reached the semi final after Defeating Napoli and Bayern Munich , especially the clash with Bayern Munich where Madrid wasted a lot of Energy .
Head To Head
in the last 5 meetings , each side claimed a victory , and they drew 3 times , the most notable draw was the one in UEFA Champions league final when Madrid Claimed the title by winning 6-4 in the penalties shoot out .
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