The second leg of games in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals finish on Thursday when Atletico Madrid hosts Real Madrid.
Atletico: Oblak; Hernandez, Luis, Godin, Suvic; Fernandez, Koke, Niguez; Correa, Torres, Griezmann.
Real Madrid: Navas; Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal; Modric, Kroos, Casemiro; Asensio, Ronaldo, Vazquez
These two sides have met a total of 61 times in all competitions, with Real Madrid holding a huge lead, having won 35 games to Atletico’s meagre 10 victories. A further 16 games have been drawn. They last met a week ago in the first leg of this semi final, when Real Madrid won 3-0.
Atletico picked up five narrow victories and 1 loss in their 6 group stage matches, which saw them top their group. They then faced German side Bayer Leverkusen in the Round of 16, where they won the first leg 4-2 before settling for a scoreless draw in the return fixture. They then took on Premier League champions Leicester City in the Quarters, where Atletico won 1-0 in the first game and drew 1 all in the return match. They advanced to the Semi Finals where they lost the first game 3-0 against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are the only semi finalist not to top their Group. They had 3 wins and 3 draws to finish second behind Borussia Dortmund. They have been much more impressive in the knock out stage though. In the Round of 16 they beat Napoli 3-1 in both games. In the Quarter Final they faced Bayern Munich who they beat 2-1 and then 4-2 to advance to the Semi with Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid won the opening leg 3-0.
Torres v Ronaldo – Two of the best forwards in the world will face off in what will be an amazing battle.
This is going to be a very tight battle, but Real Madrid look to be too good here.
Atletico Madrid $2.70
Real Madrid $2.50