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Atlético Madrid - Real Madrid, Champions League 2017: second leg lineups and match thread

Let’s see if Atlético have an epic rally in store.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid will kick off the final Madrid Derby and final European match at Estadio Vicente Calderón in less than an hour’s time. Atlético have much work to do in order to overcome a 3-0 deficit served to them by Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg last Tuesday.

ATLÉTICO XI: Jan Oblak; José Giménez, Diego Godín, Stefan Savić, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Saúl Ñíguez, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres.

ATLÉTI BENCH: Miguel Ángel Moyá, Lucas Hernández, Tiago, Thomas Partey, Nico Gaitán, Ángel Correa, Kévin Gameiro.

Giménez makes a surprise return to Diego Simeone’s XI after he was previously ruled out for the entirety of the semifinal. This is probably the last time we will see Diego Godín this season after he was suspended for the rest of the league season following strong words for the referee during Atlético’s win over Eibar on Saturday. Torres - who has never scored in a European fixture at the Calderón - starts next to Griezmann in a pretty strong indictment of Gameiro’s recent performances.

REAL MADRID XI: Keylor Navas; Danilo, Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Isco; Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema.

REAL MADRID BENCH: Kiko Casilla, Nacho Fernández, James Rodríguez, Mateo Kovačić, Lucas Vázquez, Marco Asensio, Álvaro Morata.

Zinedine Zidane will roll with the XI that beat Atleti comprehensively last week, but with one change: Danilo slots in for the injured Dani Carvajal.