Real and Atletico seem to attract each other like magnets in Europe’s premier cup competition with both sides contesting two of the previous three Champions League finals. Real were victorious on both occasions although the draw ensured that this time there won’t be an all-Madrid final, however who will be making their way to Cardiff next month?
Real are favourites amongst the bookies to progress through the semi-finals, hardly a shock given that Ronaldo and co. have lost just one of their previous seven clashes with their city rivals and have suffered just a single defeat in their last fifteen games with twelve wins during that time.
Atletico are also enjoying some sparkling form however and they head into this clash on the back of a 5-0 hammering of Las Palmas last weekend. Nevertheless it is very hard to ignore Real’s head-to-head record over recent meetings and we believe that they will draw first blood on Tuesday night. That said, Atletico should also find the net at some point and with both teams scoring in all-but-two of their last five meetings, we’ll be expecting a high-scoring encounter at the Bernabeu.
Talking of goals, Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly play his part in this first-leg clash. The Portuguese marksman scored against Valencia in his last outing, therefore smashing the European goal-scoring record with 367 to his name. Will he add to that on Tuesday evening? You bet he will.