Football fans can watch the Real Madrid vs. Atletico match live online and see if the the return of Cristiano Ronaldo can help against one of La Liga’s hottest teams.
Atletico have 11 league wins in their last 14 matches, but would need a win on Saturday to keep up with Real Madrid in the standings. Real Madrid is atop the league with 54 points, while Atletico is in third place with 47.
The match takes place Saturday at 4 p.m. local time (3 p.m. GMT).
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action for Real Madrid after missing victories against Real Sociedad and Sevilla after being sent off at Cordoba.
Even with the return of football’s greatest player, Real Madrid knows that Saturday’s match will be difficult.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco said the match also carries a special importance.
“Everything about the derby makes it special, the buzz it generates weeks in advance, the rivalry between the two teams,” the midfielder Isco told Mahou. “We’ve been crossing paths a lot lately and it always has that special edge. There is no need to lose face at any moment. It will be a fiercely fought battle from the kick-off.
“We will try to do what we always do and hopefully we’ll be able to come out with a good result. There are no favorites for a match at this level. We’re both very good teams and we’re in good form. We’ll see what happens.”
Fans who watch the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid match live online will see some extra drama. After a very physical match with Barcelona, Atletico’s players are speaking out against allegations that they are too violent on the pitch.
“Of course all this talk is tiring and we don’t believe these stories. I don’t know from who or where they come from,” Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin said at a news conference.
“We compete and we have been doing so for several years. Everything that we have won has been the result of work, effort and being committed but not violent. This talk has to stop.”
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