Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid by Sunshine
In the last game before tonight, Real Madrid managed to pull out all three points away to Elche despite the fact that their performance was nowhere close to satisfying, but they still have managed to take a 2:1 victory few days ago. They didn't threaten in the first halftime, but still have taken a lead with a goal from direct free kick by Cristiano Ronaldo in 51st minute.
Even so, they conceded the equalizer in 92nd minute and when everyone thought the game will finish as a draw, they were awarded with a nonexistent penalty shoot and Cristiano Ronaldo brought all three points to team from Madrid in sixth minute of injury time. With this result, team of Carlo Ancelotti remained to only two points below from Barcelona and tonight's opponent being currently at third position. Tonight, the target is to put aside poor game against Elche and get another victory towards the city rival they have very good tradition against as Real didn't lose in last 23 matches played in Primera. Gareth Bale should return to the starting lineup as the player suffered from slight injury. On the other side, left back Marcelon didn't manage to recover in time, with Fabio Coentrao remaining in the lineup. Except the presence of Gareth Bale instead of Angel Di Maria, the team should not have other changes in comparison to the game against Elche.
Atletico Madrid, on the other side, is coming from quite a routine home victory over Osasuna with the score of 2:1. They also didn't have a remarkable performance, but still were efficient with two goals scored in first twenty four minutes, both by Diego Costa. They conceded in 42nd minute, but were jeopardized too much in the second half and claimed the points in an easy way over poor travelers from Osasuna.
With this result, team of Diego Simeone remained at the top of the standings being tied together with Barcelona as both teams are having currently 6-0-0 record. This is the best start in the history of the club and no doubt that everyone is excited with the prospect of it. They are coming into the derby game being in the best possible condition, although the team didn't win in a league game for fourteen years. Coach Simeone wanted to remain calm in front of the game, saying that Real is a better team then his and that his players need to give 110% of themselves in order to get a positive result. Defensive midfielder Mario Suarez suffers from injury and his participation is doubtful until the lat moment, while Tiago will get his place in case he doesn't recover for the match.
Very open derby game is expected as both sides have great offensive power and both are surely getting into the game to win. Every setback for both sides would probably mean Barcelona increasing the difference and we should expect highly open game where both teams to score should be the most logical bet.