Juventus awaits Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final.
The Madrid derby left the fans expecting another tense game. The neutrals witnessed a master class from Cristiano Ronaldo during the first leg which left the tie completely in Real’s corner.
Real Madrid has come to the month of May with the double still on. The league depends on them to win their game in hand to go back top. Real have reached the semi-finals after eliminating Bayern and have paved the way to the final against Juventus thanks to three goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real have reached the semi-finals after eliminating Bayern and have paved the way to the final against Juventus thanks to three goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese is being decisive for the team in a season in which his physical performance seemed to have diminished and he looks for to settle in the area.
For this match, Zidane has issues over who will line up on the right wing. Nacho is positioned as the favourite for the coach because of his versatility to be able to play his role in any of the four locations behind. Nor can you rule out Danilo. As a pair of exchanges, Pepe and Ramos will lead the white rear. With injured Bale, Benzema and Cristiano immovable of the eleven and as only references above, the centre of the field should be for Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Isco.
Simeone does not give up. He trusts his players and the support they will receive from the stand regardless of the result that occurs in which will be the last match of Champions in the Vicente Calderón.
The coach is recovering troops for his right back. Juanfran has returned to training and must be a holder. He and Filipe Luis will generate problems for Real Madrid. The rest of the squad is expected unchanged. It will be crucial for Athletico to regain control of the centre of the field, something that a week ago was decisive for the outcome. Koke, Gabi, Saúl and Carrasco must prevail in order to provide the balls that Griezman and Gameiro must transform into goals.