Finally the league is back and man it feels like it was gone forever. Anyway, what a way to begin the re start of the league as Real Madrid will play their eternal rivals. I am going to go in depth of all the past the results of this derby.
Tomorrows match is important – very important. After all it is the derby. We haven’t lost there in nine years and that’s a very good record.
But let me tell you, that stat is misleading somewhat. I have seen most of the matches in the past decade and let me tell you, there have been some really tight matches and sometimes Real Madrid just edged with a little bit of luck and sometimes a little bit of magic from our legendary players like Raul, Ronaldo, Zidane.
Though we may not have a MAGIC player in our squad of Zidane’s or Ronaldo’s quality, I think Real Madrid have formed a real team this time around which I couldn’t say for the past two set of teams which Del Bosque and somewhat Capello had built.
The squad list hasn’t been announced yet, but it seems that Guti and Diarra will not play. According to “AS”, there is a big possibility that Robben plays which is great.
Gago is reportedly recovered too. We won’t know for sure until the squad list comes out.
Atletico have a great squad this season. Their defeat to Barcelona the other day was weird If you ask me. I don’t think they will repeat that crappy performance against us tomorrow. Plus, I also think (It’s my opinion only) that Atletico Madrid intentionally loose to Barcelona that bad.
Two seasons ago they lost by the same score at home to an AWAY Barcelona when Real Madrid really needed Atletico Madrid to take some points off Barcelona to get the leage title, there was a lot of talk about Atletico loosing intentionally before the match and so they proved by humiliating themselves against Barcelona.
Even their fans, came to their home stadium with Barcelona slogans, can you believe that. Home crowd supporting an AWAY team, that really shows their loyalty to their club and that’s just sad, really it’s a shame to have that kind of fan following for Atletico Madrid that is.
Their main player, Aguero is becoming a star and is being chased by Inter, Milan and Chelsea. He is very dangerous,hasgot pace and superb all control and we need to take care of him. If Diarra plays I won’t worry about him that much.
They also have Forlan upfront. He is an exceptional striker, who we all know can do anything on his day and will cause us problems. The key is to stop Aguero or whoever provides assists to the striking line. I’m not sure If Gago can’t do that – but he better does.
History Speaks; 9 Years Unbeaten
The local Madrid derby is on hand and the Whites enter the match with an unbeaten record against the home side, Atletico Madrid, which extends to an astonishing 9 years at the Vicente Calderon.
Now I give you a detailed history of the fixtures between the Madrid-based clubs since the start of La Liga.
Real Madrid and At. Madrid played 142 games against each other in both stadiums with Real Madrid winning 76 games while only 35 wins for At. Madrid and 31 one draws. Real Madrid scored 252 goals while At. Madrid scored 192 goals.
Trivia: the biggest win was 5-0 for Real Madrid which happened twice in the 58/59 and 83/84 seasons and once for At. Madrid in the 47/48 season