Real Madrid come to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday to battle Atlético Madrid in the latest Madrid Derby.
These two teams played out a goalless draw on Sept. 29, but there’s arguably more at stake this time around — Madrid can jump Atlético and move into second place with a win, while the mattress makers can extend their lead to five points over Santiago Solari’s men with a win of their own.
Atlético have not lost to their city rivals in over two years and beat them in the UEFA Super Cup back in August. Overall, Atleti have lost just once in the past seven meetings with Madrid, and Antoine Griezmann has scored against the merengues each of the past three seasons.
The biggest and most unfortunate omission from the matchday squad is that of Koke, who has not yet recovered from a muscular injury. Diego Godín is back however, and Vitolo could be handed a start thanks to good recent form. Griezmann will play off ex-blanco Álvaro Morata.
Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Lucas; Thomas P, Rodri, Lemar, Vitolo; Griezmann, Morata.
Atlético Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid.
How to watch
Date: Feb. 9, 2019
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kickoff time: 4:15 CET, 3:15 GMT, 10:15 a.m. EST, 7:15 a.m. PST
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