Ultimately, the result will come down to how Atléti defends. Over the weekend, they were busted wide open by Barcelona, allowing three goals in a tough league loss at the Camp Nou. Diego Simeone will demand a better performance, but with a two-goal lead in hand, he’s also likely to us a highly defensive tactic, hoping to steal a vital third goal on the counter.
Real Madrid will need to find a way through Atléti’s defense, and the key could be. Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d’Or winner started the first leg on the bench, and now Carlo Ancelotti must decided whether or not to start his star striker. He probably will, it would be a little crazy if he didn’t honestly. via – SBNation.com