Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid know each other as well as any two teams can know each other. The city rivals will meet this Saturday at the San Siro in Italy for the Champions League Final.
After a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the semifinals, Real edged Manchester City 1-0, then won their final two La Liga matches to finish second to Barcelona. Their biggest injury concern is over defender Raphael Varane, who looks like he’ll miss the final with a thigh problem. Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of practice on Tuesday but says that he’ll play for the final. Ronaldo has scored 16 goals in the Champions League this season.
Atletico fell 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semifinal, but a 1-0 win in the first leg was enough to push them through. They lost to Levante and won over Celta Vigo to finish third in the table, and seem to be close to full health. Antoine Griezmann leads the way with seven goals in the Champions League.
These two have met 15 times over the last three seasons. Atletico has six wins and three draws, but Real won the Champions League final two years ago and eliminated Atletico in the quarter-final last season.