Real Madrid have began the brand new season in beautiful type with Carlo Ancelotti’s males boasting a one hundred pc begin to each the LaLiga and the UEFA Champions League the place it’s seven wins from seven video games in each competitions.
‘Los Blancos’ nevertheless do face their most intricate take a look at of the season as far as Carlo Ancelotti’s facet journey throughout the Spanish capital to face Atletico Madrid and set to face Atleti with out captain and striker Karim Benzema.
Midfielder Federico Valverde seems to have taken on the scoring mantle, netting two beautiful finishes in consecutive video games a lot to the Italian supervisor’s delight.
“The unusual factor is he solely scored as soon as final season, and I advised him that if he didn’t rating 10 targets this marketing campaign given how he can hit a ball, he ought to lower up my teaching certificates,” laughed Ancelotti, when requested concerning the Uruguayan participant’s upturn in type in entrance of aim.
“Nonetheless, our planning for the derby hasn’t modified. We’ll see how Benzema goes over the subsequent days however we gained’t take dangers. If he can practice correctly then he’ll play, and if not, then he gained’t.”
Defender Lucas Vazquez will miss the journey to the Metropolitano the place Madrid face an Atletico facet who’ve had an erratic begin to the marketing campaign.
After thrashing Celta Vigo 4-1 final weekend they have been crushed 2-0 by Bayer Leverkusen within the Champions League on Tuesday.
Atletico defender Sergio Reguilon will miss a reunion along with his former membership due to a groin downside, whereas first-choice goalkeeper Jan Oblak (again), central defensive pair Stefan Savic (hamstring) and Jose Maria Gimenez (again) and midfielder Thomas Lemar (muscle downside) face late health exams.
Atleti-Actual Madrid: final 5 LaLiga conferences
Might 2022: Matchday 35: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Actual Madrid
December 2021: Matchday 17: Actual Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
March 2021: Matchday 26: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Actual Madrid
December 2020: Matchday 13: Actual Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
February 2020: Matchday 22: Actual Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid