Reigning European Champions will collide against Atletico Madrid in the first semi final of this season’s UEFA Champions League tonight.
Diego Simeone’s men lost against the Los Blancos in the final last year and also in 2014. Can they eliminate their neighbors this time around? We shall see.
As far as Real Madrid’s team news is concerned, Gareth Bale is still sidelined with injury but the good news is that French defender, Raphael Varane, is expected to return for Zinedine Zidane. We can expect the former Lens star to partner Ramos in the central defense.
The likes of Casemiro, Modric and Kroos may once again start in the center of the park for Real Madrid.
As far as the attack is concerned, James Rodriguez has netted 3 goals in his last three league games and the Colombian international may get the nod to start ahead of Spanish star Isco.
The former Porto attacker will probably line up with Ronaldo and Benzema in the attack.
Here is Real Madrid’s probable 4-3-3 XI vs Atletico.
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