It’s the Madrid Derby in the Champions League semifinals today at 11.45 pm PST (06:45 GMT). Real Madrid with 108 wins, is the favourite to win this match vs atletico. But on the other hand, Zinedine Zidane doesn’t think so. He said,”
“We are not favourites. It’s 50-50 as nothing can be predicted in the knockout stages.”
The teams will be meeting for the fourth consecutive year. Real Madrid were the winners on three occasions.they beat atletico in two finals in 2014 & 2016 and one in quarter final match. Atletico will be looking for the revenge while Real Madrid will be looking to repeat history. Atletico Madrid captain Gabi said,”team isn’t looking for revenge, we will go for a win. He further stated,”I am not motivated to play against Real Madrid than any other team. What motivates me is being in the final, to win long awaited champions League that we all want.”
Last time, both teams faced each other in La Liga was on 8th of April 2017. The match was drawn by 1-1. The fans are hoping that the match would end on clean sheet rather than on draw, so that the winning team would fell much relax.
No doubt, Real Madrid is favourites to win but Atletico has a chance to change the history.
Real Madrid starting XI:
* Keylor Navas
* Dani Carvajal
Atletico Madrid starting XI:
* Filipe Luis