Five key talking points ahead of Real Madrid vs Atletico

Cheryl Sanders
April 8, 2017

Zinedine Zidane's side sit top of the league but Atletico, unbeaten since losing 2-1 to Barcelona in February, are arguably the best team in La Liga right now.

"A game has different situations and that is not related to the form they are in and that means either of the two of us can win", commented the Argentinean. "The club have played in two semi-finals in the last two years, so they've been close, and I'd like to win it because of that".

"I'm not preparing anything (for next season)".

He also told uefa.com: "I was anxious when I first left Italy in 2009, but I've felt comfortable everywhere I have gone, and I also believe these experiences motivate you to do more things: learning a new language, experiencing new cultures, new traditions, new players".

Speculation around a move to Chelsea refuses to go away, even though Morata has insisted that Antonio Conte has not been in touch and stressed this week: "I feel good at Real Madrid and that is the important thing".


"I'll only talk about the next game, and it will be like that until my last day as coach here".

Antoine Griezmann believes Atletico Madrid will get a positive result at the Bernabeu in Saturday's crucial Madrid derby. Madrid have not won against Atletico in any of their previous three league home games and have never gone four in succession without a win.

He said: "It's always the same question and I now don't know what to say".

On the other hand, Atletico are all but out of the race for the title after their rough start to the 2016-2017 season.

Barcelona will be waiting to take advantage of any favours Atletico could do for them when they visit Malaga hours after the derby on the back of a 3-0 win over Sevilla.


Cristiano Ronaldo was rested for Wednesday's 4-2 La Liga win at Leganes and Zidane says he is ready to put in a big performance against Atletico.

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"We have been in the Calderon for 50 magnificent years, we have won many trophies here, the best players in the world have passed through here but everything has to change at some point and that time has come", Cerezo said.

If the Frenchman were to continue as boss next season, he will have to resolve the issue of where James Rodriguez will be playing his football.


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