Jornada 7: Atlético de Madrid v Real Madrid
Posted by atleti on October 16, 2008
Firstly, some good good news: our home game against Liverpool will be played at El Vicente Calderón. Unfortunately for Liverpool, Torres is out injured, but perhaps he’ll make the journey down with the Scousers. For us, I’m relieved that he won’t be available– nothing worse than having Torres score against us!
So, this Saturday…MADRID DERBI!
Raúl García, Miguel & Sinama returned to training after serving international duty, as will Ujfalusi & Seitaridis. Agüero & Perea will be back in Madrid tomorrow– long flight from South America.
In terms of injuries, Maniche, Simao, & Forlán have fully recovered from their injuries. On the other hand, Pablo, Heitinga, & Maxi are still major doubts.
MADRID’S POSSIBLE STARTING 11: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Pepe, Heinze, Sneijder, Gago, van der Vaart, Higuain, van Nistelrooy, & Raul.
I’ll post up the official starting eleven in this entry once it becomes available.
OVERALL LIGA STATS
Games played: 142
Colchonero wins: 35
Madrid wins: 76
Games played: 71
Colchonero wins: 23
Madrid wins: 28
Our record against Madrid has been grim, downright ugly, in recent years. Our most recent win in a derbi was back in October 1999.
Is this the season where the pendulum swings the other way? I don’t know, but I do fancy our chances as we will have newly recovered, key players back into the squad list. And, we’ll be playing at home. So, here’s hoping for the best possible result– a victory!
Thoughts & Info about the game welcome in the comment section, as always!
Thankfully, this game will be on channel GolTV (en vivo) in the USA!