Real Madrid are set to take on Atletico Madrid in the final of UEFA Champions League this Saturday, 28th may 2016 at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.
Its a massive game for both clubs as they will be looking to end the season with some silverware, it is also the repeat of 2014 final between the two sides where Real Madrid won their 10th European title beating Atletico in the final 4-1 thanks to extra time goals by Bale and Ronaldo.
We will have the match highlights of the 2016 final right here on this page.
review & Team News: Real Madrid are going into the game on the back of a getting a scare as Ronaldo left the training on Tuesday morning with some injury. His inclusion in the final squad is doubt but Real Madrid will make a decision on the day of the final assessing Ronaldo’s fitness. Gareth Bale and Benzema both are fit and should start while Zidane’s has to make big decisions who to start with in midfield as Kroos and Modric are both expected to start and we might see either Casemiro or more attacking player Isco starting alongside them.
Real Madrid Possible Starting XI: Keylor Navas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo – Kroos, Modric, Casemiro – Gareth Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema
Atletico Madrid on the other hand is a solid side at the back but their recent form see them struggle in front of goal.
They also have several injury worries with central defender Savic ruled out of Madrid derby. Antoine Griezmann is likely to start upfront with resurgent Fernando Torres while a packed midfield of Koke, Gabi, Saul and Augusto to lineup in four man midfield.
Real Madrid hosted Atletico in the “Madrid Derby” on Saturaday, 27th February 2016 and it turned out to be another close game between the local rivals.
Real Madrid started with Ronaldo, Benzema James Rodriguez upfront but Atletico played superbly in defense and never let Real Madrid enough time on the ball.
Game was 0-0 at the break and Atletico’s best defense in the league kept Real Madrid at bay. Antoine Griezmann scored after the break to put Atletico 1-0 up against Real Madrid.
Ronaldo came under massive criticism after his comments regarding his own team mates. He was pushed to clarify his statement later but the harm is already done.
Real Madrid are now 12 points behind Barcelona with only 12 games to go leaving their title race well and truly over.