La Liga leader Real Madrid goes into Sunday’s Spanish capital derby looking to make a potentially decisive move in the title race, while host Atletico really needs a win at its Estadio Vicente Calderon to keep its unlikely challenge from fading away.
A few weeks ago, ahead of the two side’s Copa del Rey semifinal clashes, it seemed the momentum was swinging in the city. Atletico had won the previous two derbies, and was leader of the Primera Division standings after Christmas for the first time since the mid-1990s.
But Ancelotti’s side were much stronger over those two ties and sailed through 5-0 to April’s final against Barcelona. And its superb recent league form has also seen Los Blancos take a three point advantage over both Atletico and Barca in the table. via | FOX Sports