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Real Madrid take on great rivals Atletico Madrid tonight with a host of top names missing as they bid to reach the last four of the Champions League.
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With the tie finely poised following last week’s 0-0 draw, manager Carlo Ancelotti had hoped to strike force of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Ronaldo, not to mention a fervent home crowd would see his side through.
However while the home support and Ronaldo are still in the mix, Bale and Benzema won’t be. Welsh winger Bale is out with a calf injury while his French team-mate is out with a knee injury.
With Bale and Benzema out, Carlo Ancelotti is set to turn to forgotten man, Javier Hernandez. The Mexican striker has struggled for opportunities since his surprise loan-move from Old Trafford but he is poised to lead the line alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday.
Also missing for Real is influential midfielder, Luka Modric. The Croatian faces six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury meaning that Ancelotti will revert to a 4-4-2 system with one of Asier Illarramendi, Lucas Silva or Sami Khedira coming in alongside Toni Kroos, Isco and James Rodriquez.
With problems in attack and midfielder that last thing the Italian manager needed was challenges in defence however the enforced absence of Marcelo through suspension has presented that with Fabio Coentrao set to start at left back.
Atletico have been a dominant force in this fixture since their 4-1 defeat in the Champions League final.
Diego Simeone’s men are unbeaten in 7 games against their cross-city rivals and have already knocked them out of the Copa Del Rey and beaten them in the Spanish Super cup.
The club have also beaten Real at the Bernabeu in the league, running out 2-1 winners in September while they also won 4-0 at home in La Liga in February.
Atletico will be boosted by the return of Mario Mandzukic however another Mario, midfielder Suarez misses out through suspension.