SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: THE MADRID DERBY 2010 - 2011 | 11 YEARS WITHOUT A VICTORY FOR ATLETICO DE MADRID

THE MADRID DERBY 2010 - 2011 | 11 YEARS WITHOUT A VICTORY FOR ATLETICO DE MADRID

The big highlight tonight in Round 10 of the Spanish League - La Liga is its last scheduled Sunday match at 21.00 hrs local Spanish time: the REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO DE MADRID clash.


This "Derby" has a greater significance for Atletico than Real because the latter places more importance playing against its historical arch rivel Barça & because they come into tonight´s match undefeated & current Liga leaders, while Atletico hasn´t defeated its city neighbour & "spiritual rival" in the last 11 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Diego Forlan
The last Atletico de Madrid victory was in Oct 1999 at the "Santiago Bernabeu Stadium" with a 1 -3 scoreline. That night Real Madrid forward Morientes scored & Jose Mari & Hasselbaink x 2 scored for Atletico de Madrid . Here are the 2 goals - videos - from Hasselbaink:

The equalizer after Morientes scored first for Real


Hasselbaink scores here the 3º goal


Since this day Atletico has suffered draws & more defeats that have wounded the Atletico pride & exaggerated the "inferiority" complex. Hopefully tonight Atletico can regain some pride & lift the local spirits of their  fans with a victory.

Starting 11 line - ups:


Real Madrid

Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, CR7, Özil, Di María & amp; Higuaín
(only team 100% confirmed)

Atletico de Madrid
De Gea, Valera, Ujfalusi, Domínguez, Felipe Luis, Assuncao, Tiago,Reyes, Simao, Forlan & Aguero
(still to be confirmed - maybe changes).


There is no doubt that it will be a Top game & that you should not miss with Real Madrid clear favourites. But Football has an unexpected touch with these sort of occasions when things can go against the planned script. It will be a great night with a ground full of World Football stars & we hope we can witness a clean, goal packed game with the better team winning.

Spanish Football Sports Blog will be posting very late tonight as I will be watch the match that finishes around 23.45, I  will then upload the full summary.

1 comment:

AndyD said...

Athletico are a great time and I have a lot of time for them but I just can't see them winning here.

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