Atletico v Real Madrid Predicted Lineups For Madrid Derby As Ronaldo Returns But Torres Misses Out

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How we think the two sides will start at the Calderon.

It’s one of the biggest football matches in the world at the Vicente Calderon Stadium as reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid host current table toppers and city rivals Real Madrid in the derby.

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Here is how CaughtOffside expects the two teams to lineup in the Spanish capital.

Atletico Madrid (4-2-3-1)

GK – Miguel Angel Moya

Arrived at Atleti knowing he had to compete with Jan Oblak to be Thibaut Courtois’ successor, but has since established himself as first choice with some impressive performances.

RB – Juanfran

Is arguably among the best right-backs in world football currently and looks supremely confident.

CB – Jose Gimenez

Miranda may be back to full fitness now, but this young Uruguayan has been in fine form in his absence and we expect Diego Simeone to stick with youth.

Diego Godin Atletico Madrid Goal

CB – Diego Godin

The experienced centre-back is the ideal defensive partner for fellow countryman Gimenez and will need to be sharp up against a strong Madrid attack.

LB – Guilherme Siqueira

Struggled initially to get ahead of Cristian Ansaldi in the starting XI, but looks a lot more comfortable now.

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