Two teams that score goals for fun, the true test of who will win this match will come in midfield.
After a shaky start to life in Spain, Luka Modric has established himself as a starter at the Bernabeu. The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has blossomed and has regularly displayed his ability and class this season.
He has featured 26 times in La Liga for Madrid this term, scoring once, per Squawka. David Cartlidge of WhoScored.com said of the 28-year-old Croatian:
Luka Modric has established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe under Ancelotti, and his 59.5 passes per game is bettered by only Xabi Alonso in the centre of the park. With that, he also makes 1.5 key passes per game too, picking up 6 assists, showing he can play it simple and keep things ticking over while also striking an incisive pass. via | Bleacher Report