However, the return of a player who has 28 goals and nine assists in 21 La Liga appearances this season — and 15 goals in 19 derbies against Atletico — is a huge boost to the Primera Division leaders, who will be missing James Rodriguez and Sergio Ramos through injury.
The sixth derby of the 2014-15 season is likely to be another “fiercely fought battle,” Isco told Los Blancos’ official website.
“The ‘derbi’ generates buzz weeks in advance, with the rivalry between the two teams,” Isco said. “We’ve been crossing paths a lot lately and it always has that special edge. via – ESPN FC