However, apart from the "brain factors", the talk is about the possible starting team line-ups with both Clubs hit by important injuries. Real Madrid go into Saturdays Final with Cristiano Ronaldo under a cloud, along with Pepe & Benzema. Added to all this Xabi Alonso cannot play due to yellow card accumulation & will sit with the crowd. Atletico de Madrid has two injury worries, the first Arda Turan who looks positive & Diego Costa who seems to have overcome a leg-muscle injury in a "mircale" fashion after visiting controversial Serbian Dr. Kovacevic.
Both sides have last training sessions planned & will test their doubtful players & then make the decision if they will start in tomorrows final. Local Football observers & media insiders have already speculated with the starting XI line-ups of both Real Madrid-At Madrid for tomorrows UEFA Championship Final. I will give my idea of what I think may be the starting teams for both Clubs after checking all the local media sources & counter-checking with all the last minute news coming out of Lisbon.
The speculated starting XI team line-up for Real Madrid is (4-4-2):
- Iker Casillas
- Varane ( Pepe will not make it)
- Sergio Ramos
- Di Maria
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Gareth Bale
- Luis Felipe
- Tiago ( or Mario Suarez )
- Arda Turan
- David Villa
- Diego Costa ( if not Raul Garcia)
Good luck to both Clubs & may the better team win.