Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Liveblog
Today Madrid play host to their crosstown rivals in what will be Carlo Ancelotti’s first darby test of the season. Ancelotti has posted an excellent record since taking over the Madrid hot seat, recording fourteen wins and only two draws. Atletico come into the match having collected all possible eighteen points this season and Simeone’s team will look to stretch the gap between their rivals. Gareth Bale is in the squad list, and the Bernabeu will be excited to see their new man finally play before them. However, the attacking duties will still primarily fall to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has netted in the last four games he has played.
In another important note, my friends over at the Craig Willinger Fund are hosting another weekend at the Bernabeu. I would ask all of you to take a peek at the great work they do at their website, it is truly some moving stuff. The CW Fund was created to show youngsters battling cancer that “dreams and amazing experiences can be part of their future.” They take these youngsters to whatever match they wish to see, be it domestic or abroad. Again, it is truly moving stuff and I beseech you all to take a few minutes to check out their site linked below.
Casillas, Diego López y Jesús
Varane, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Coentrão, Carvajal, Arbeloa y Nacho
Bale, Khedira, Casemiro, Modric, Di María, Isco e Illarra
Ronaldo, Benzema, Jesé y Morata