This game is very important for the two teams
The teams of Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone have reached a point where there is nothing to lose in the league this season.
The defending champion Real Madrid is currently 8 league points behind Barcelona and ranks second in the standings. Real Madrid must pay attention to any game in the league and try to narrow the gap with the top of the list as much as possible.
Meanwhile, Atlético Madrid are fighting for a place in next season’s Champions League.
They are currently fourth in the standings, but they can’t distance themselves from the teams behind them, so they need to take any game seriously.
The third meeting between the two teams this season
Just less than a month ago, the two teams had just met in the quarter-finals of this season’s Copa del Rey. In that game, Real Madrid won with difficulty in overtime.
Every confrontation between the Madrid duo is still fresh in the memory, and the fans and players of the two teams are well aware of the intensity and difficulty of the last match.
This round of La Liga will usher in the third Madrid derby this season, and the night at the Bernabeu will surely make countless fans look forward to it.
Historic duel between goalkeepers
This game is not only a meeting of rivals in the same city, but also a wonderful duel between two world-class goalkeepers.
Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak have won eight of the past 10 Zamora trophies, the symbol of the best goalkeeper in La Liga every season.
Among them, the Belgian won 3, the Slovenian won 5, and ahead of them were Bravo (Claudio Bravo) and Bunu (Bono).
The duo have conceded less than a goal this season – Courtois 0.88 and Oblak 0.75.
Battle of Spear and Shield
Vinícius is currently the player with the best “successful dribbling” data in La Liga, and his data is far ahead of others.
The Real Madrid winger from Brazil has completed 61 successful dribbles this season and is far ahead of second-placed Javi Galán (38) of Celta Vigo.
This weekend Vinicius will face one of the teams with the best “successful interception” statistics in La Liga, with Atletico making 252 tackles and 197 interceptions this season.
The defensive general Reinildo (Reinildo) is Simeone’s most reliable defensive pillar this season. He has completed 30 counter-attacks in league matches this season.
Revenge of the World Cup
Atletico Madrid has three members of the World Cup winning team, namely Rodrigo de Paul, Nahuel Molina and Ángel Correa.
The French team that was defeated by Argentina in this year’s World Cup final had two players from Real Madrid, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga.
It is another form of revenge.
However, Antoine Griezmann in the Atletico Madrid team also participated in this year’s World Cup finals. Up to 6 World Cup finalists appeared in this game, which shows that the Madrid duo have a high level of football competition.
About La Liga
The Spanish professional football league LaLiga (abbreviation: La Liga) is a global, innovative and socially responsible sport, as well as a leader in leisure and entertainment.
The league is responsible for organizing the Spanish professional football leagues – La Liga and La Liga, covering 20 La Liga clubs and 22 La Liga clubs.
La Liga is the football league with the most followers on social media in the world, with more than 164 million fans, covering 17 platforms in 20 different languages.
La Liga is headquartered in Madrid and has 44 foreign representatives in 41 countries and regions around the world.
In 2014, La Liga established an office in Shanghai, China.
The league actively participates in social activities through its fund LaLiga Genuine, and is the only professional football league in the world that has a league for mentally handicapped players.