Amazingly, Tuesday’s meeting will be the seventh El Derbi madrileno of the season, following the pairs of matches already contested between these teams in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
For the hosts, the season scoreline between the sides makes for happy reading, with Diego Simeone’s men unbeaten in the six games and victorious on four occasions. And in the three matches at the Vicente Calderon against Carlo Ancelotti’s European champions, Los Colchoneros are yet to concede a single goal.
In team news, Atleti will welcome Mario Mandzukic back into the starting XI, with Simeone confirming in his pre-match press conference that the Croatian will take his place at the head of the attack, per Patricia Cazon of AS. via | Bleacher Report