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Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Zinedane Zidane says Real Madrid he will not up his team to defend but rather to attack against Atletico as they hope to first leg 3 - 0 win in the Champions League semi-final.

Real Madrid 3-0 up on Atlético thanks to Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick and history tells us no side have ever recovered from two-goal defeat in semis.

Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Real Madrid coach Zinedane Zidane

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Hence Los Blancos are favorites for the final in Cardiff.

Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Ronaldo scored a first leg hat-trick

Atlético have lost all four previous European ties against Madrid, including 2014 and 2016 finals and the 2015 quarterfinals.

This is the last European game at Atlético's Vicente Calderón with the club moving to a new home next season.

Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Simeone looked dejected in the first leg

Winners play Juventus or Monaco in Cardiff final on Saturday 3 June

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Possible line-ups

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savić, Filipe Luís; Koke, Gabi, Ñíguez, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro.

Preview: Atletico vs Real Madrid (Champions League)

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann

Out: Fernández (knee)

Doubt: Vrsaljko (knee), Juanfran (match fitness), Giménez (match fitness)

Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Carvajal (hamstring), Bale (calf)

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