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UEFA Champions League: Real, Atletico gear up for Madrid derby in title clash at San Siro

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 May 2016, 13:44 IST

Real Madrid will be aiming to clinch their 11th European Cup on Saturday, 28 May, when they take on city rivals Atletico Madrid at the San Siro Stadium in Milan in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Real, who defeated Atletico 4-1 in the final of the tournament two seasons back, come into the game having failed to beat their local foes in their two league encounters this season.

Atletico, on the other hand, will be aiming to lift their first ever Champions League title on Saturday, having fallen at the final hurdle against Real in 2014.

The Diego Simeone-managed side defeated Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the quarters and the semis, respectively, and will hope to finally get the better of Real this time, having suffered defeat at the hands of the Los Blancos in the quarter-finals of last season's tournament as well.

Real's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has recently been struggling with thigh strain, is fit to start the game, manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Friday, 27 May.

Defender Raphael Varane, however, will miss the game after picking up a thigh muscle injury earlier this month.

Atletico, on the other hand, have all their key players available to play.

First published: 28 May 2016, 13:44 IST
 
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