Real Madrid host Atlético tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium for the match of the seventeenth day of the Santander League. Ancelotti’s team, first in the tournament standings with 39 points, face the Madrid derby with the confidence and comfort of having won the last nine games they have played. On the other hand, Simeone’s men, fourth with 29 points, lost their last match of the competition against Mallorca (1-2). However, they made up for that fall with a win against Porto (1-3) in the Champions League. Both teams have their key players, Benzema and Luis Suárez, after both recovering from their injuries. The French is a starter in the whites, and in the rojiblancos the Uruguayan is a substitute.
Courtois, Alaba, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Benzema
Oblak, Felipe Monteiro, Kondogbia, Mario Hermoso, Marcos Llorente, De Paul, Correa, Carrasco, Koke, Matheus Cunha and Griezmann
Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Good play by Llorente on the wing, which he crossed without Cunha arriving.
FIRST ARRIVAL OF THE ATHLETIC!
Starts the match. Madrid, 0-Atlético, 0.
Emotional minute of silence by Manuel Santana.
Vinicius receives the award for the best La Liga player of the month of November.
Koke and Benzema are the captains.
The two teams are already jumping onto the pitch.
The derby is led by one of the best referees in Spain and Europe, Mateu Lahoz.
A minute’s silence will be observed for the death of Manuel Santana, a myth of Spanish sports.
If Madrid beat Atlético, they would be 12 points behind their Madrid rival. An almost insurmountable distance.
Atlético, meanwhile, have 10 league derbies without winning.
Benzema, recovered, is a starter at Madrid, where his coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has not won any Madrid derby in the League.
Atlético, for its part, is betting on a defense with three centrals: Oblak; Llorente, Kondogbia, Felipe, Hermoso, Carrasco; De Paul, Correa, Koke; Cunha and Griezmann.
A key game in the development of the League. Madrid is the leader and Atlético the fourth classified.
Good afternoon and welcome to this direct of the Madrid derby between Madrid and Atlético.
In Chamartín the good atmosphere reigns. And is not for less. Classified as first in the group in the Champions League and the undisputed leader of LaLiga, the merengue team has nine consecutive victories among all competitions. Against Atlético de Madrid he will look for his particular ‘tenth’.
Real Madrid has the possibility of giving a blow on the table to win the derby, establishing in this case an advantage of more than 10 points over Atlético de Madrid and putting the two main contenders for the championship at a long distance over Barcelona. title next to the targets at the beginning of the course.
The Santiago Bernabéu hosts the first derby of the season !! At the ‘White House’ part of the interests of two teams in different dynamics is decided tonight, with an overwhelming Real Madrid in the results and with an Atlético de Madrid far from its best version, having Simeone discussed by small groups of his hobby.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.