The eagerly anticipated Madrid Derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid concluded the 6th round of the Liga. The clash between these fierce rivals promised an intense battle on the pitch, as both teams entered the match with contrasting dynamics. The encounter, which was covered live on Foot Mercato, had fans on the edge of their seats from the kick-off at 9 p.m.
Diego Simeone’s men have had their fair share of ups and downs this season, displaying a mix of impressive performances and lackluster displays. On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s side, though not dazzling in their recent outings, had the opportunity to reclaim the top spot in the league standings with a victory.
Simeone opted for a 3-5-2 formation, with Antoine Griezmann partnering with Alvaro Morata up front. Lino and Molina were entrusted with the pivotal wing-back roles. Ancelotti, the former AC Milan coach, deployed a 4-4-2 formation, with the ever-reliable Jude Bellingham occupying the number 10 position just behind Rodrygo. Interestingly, only one of the two French midfielders, Eduardo Camavinga, made it into the starting lineup.
The official lineups are as follows:
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Savic, Giménez, Hermoso – Molina, Llorente, Koke, Saul, Lino – Morata, Griezmann
Real Madrid: Kepa – Vazquez, Rüdiger, Alaba, Fran Garcia – Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga – Bellingham, Rodrygo