Match Today: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 25-02-2023 La Liga
One of the biggest matches of Spanish football takes place this week as the Madrid derby sees Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid renews its competition with Atletico Madrid when the two teams meet at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 23rd round of the Spanish League on Saturday, and Real Madrid occupies second place in the table with 51 points, while Atletico retreats 10 points in fourth place. Real Madrid comes this weekend in a series Five-match wins in a row across all competitions with the latest success coming midweek in the Champions League.
Carlo Ancelotti's men beat Liverpool 5-2 away from home to dominate their last 16 knockout games, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior scored twice in the game and they will once again be the most dangerous men in Saturday's derby.
Since returning from the Club World Cup, Los Blancos have won their last two league games by scoring six goals and not conceding anything, but they trail leaders Barcelona by eight points and cannot drop further if they want to retain the league title. Real Madrid could strengthen in this encounter with the return of the midfielder. Aurelien Tchoameni, who missed the Liverpool trip due to illness, but they will miss David Alaba and Rodrigo after the two players left the Liverpool match due to injuries.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have been in fine form in recent weeks in the league and have reached this round on a six-match unbeaten run that includes four wins, two in their last two. Diego Simeone's men are bottom of next season's Champions League qualifiers and cannot afford to drop points. With Real Betis, who occupies fifth place.
Los Colchoneros defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 last time and Antoine Griezmann scored his seventh goal this season. Atletico scored more than one goal in one match in the last seven matches and witnessed four different goals in the last four league matches. Defender Stefan Savic will miss this match. Due to suspension while Rodrygo de Paul is a huge doubt after he was forced off against Bilbao on the hour mark.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Atletico won four matches and drew two of the last six league games Real won three of the last five matches against Atletico in all competitions Real Madrid won the last five matches in all competitions Real scored 20 goals in the last five matches witnessed four of the last five matches Real has more than one goal Atletico have not scored more than one goal in their last four matches.
Real Madrid's strength in this game came down to their pervasive attacking while Atletico Madrid's success was largely aided by their solid defence, one has to give Saturday, Atleti haven't won away to Madrid in the league in seven years and we expect that to continue for Lemar, it seems There is no hope that he will recover to play against Real Madrid. Stefan Savic returns from suspension and could replace Jose Maria Jimenez in the defensive line. There is also talk that Alvaro Morata will get the start from Diego Simeone.
Unlike in recent seasons, there is only one Madrid team fighting for the title, and even that will be a difficult question. Real Madrid is currently eight points behind Barcelona, and the leaders no longer need to deal with European football after their exit from the European League before. Manchester United.
As for Atletico Madrid, it has been a season to forget, they are fourth in La Liga, ten points behind their city rivals, and they also finished last in their group in the Champions League, which was not expected.
Ensuring qualification to the Champions League is now the goal of the season. The good news is that Aurelien Tchoameni has recovered from the flu that kept him out of the midweek match against Liverpool and he is a contender to start the match. David Alaba and Rodrygo were victims in that match and were excluded from the match.