Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: We’re not Favorites; Zinedine Zidane

 The 2016-17 Champions League semi-final first leg match, the Madrids  Derby,  Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid will be kick-off on 2 May 2017.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says past victories over Atletico Madrid will count for nothing when they meet in the Champions League semi-final. Real Madrid have won on all three previous occasions, including in two finals in 2014 and 2016 as well as a quarter-final in between.Madrids Derby; Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

“We’re not favorites. It’s 50-50, as it always is in the knockout stages,” said Zidane at his pre-match press conference.

Real beat their neighbor on penalties isn last season’s final – and had a 4-1 extra-time win in the 2014 showpiece.
“It’s a completely different tie and they will be doing their utmost to go through as well,” said Zidane.

He Further added:
“We know each other very well. The rivalry with Atletico hasn’t changed since I was a player. It’s a derby in the capital. It’s intense, but the rivalry remains the same”.
“We need to do everything well tomorrow. If we do, then we’ll see. We have to prove we are good enough. We will do everything in our power to win Tuesday night’s game and we can’t think about the return leg yet”.
“To make it through to the semi-finals means you have done a very good job. We hope to go another step further”.

Zidane also pointed out that Atletico always be a tough team for them. He said,

“Atletico always gives us a hard game,”

“The strength they have is that they never give up, no matter what happens. They fight, battle, they know their strengths and use them as best they can.

“In the past four or five years they have been a very good side that have improved every year.

“What happened in the past is in the past, we can’t rely on that now. The extra motivation comes from it being a Champions League semi-final.”

Both teams are going to miss some of their key players in that particular match.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is absent with a calf injury. On the other hand Atletico are without three defenders – Uruguay centre-back Jose Gimenez (groin), former Real right-back Juanfran (thigh) and Croatia full-back Sime Vrsaljko (hip). So its going to be tough competition for Atletico Madrid.

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The Soccer Teams Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid played 43 Games up to today.

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head

Date Competition Home Score Away
2017-05-10 Champions League Ath Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
2017-05-02 Champions League Real Madrid 0-0 Ath Madrid
2016-05-28 Champions League Real Madrid 6-4 Ath Madrid
2016-02-27 La Liga Real Madrid 0-1 Ath Madrid
2015-10-04 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
2015-04-22 Champions League Real Madrid 1-0 Ath Madrid
2015-04-14 Champions League Ath Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
2015-02-07 La Liga Ath Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid
2014-09-13 La Liga Real Madrid 1-2 Ath Madrid
2014-05-24 Champions League Real Madrid 4-1 Ath Madrid
2014-03-02 La Liga Ath Madrid 2-2 Real Madrid
2013-09-28 La Liga Real Madrid 0-1 Ath Madrid
2013-04-27 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
2012-12-01 La Liga Real Madrid 2-0 Ath Madrid
2012-04-10 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-4 Real Madrid
2011-11-25 La Liga Real Madrid 4-1 Ath Madrid
2011-03-18 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
2010-11-06 La Liga Real Madrid 2-0 Ath Madrid
2010-03-27 La Liga Real Madrid 3-2 Ath Madrid
2009-11-06 La Liga Ath Madrid 2-3 Real Madrid
2009-03-06 La Liga Real Madrid 1-1 Ath Madrid
2008-10-17 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
2008-01-19 La Liga Ath Madrid 0-2 Real Madrid
2007-08-24 La Liga Real Madrid 2-1 Ath Madrid
2007-02-23 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
2006-09-30 La Liga Real Madrid 1-1 Ath Madrid
2006-03-03 La Liga Real Madrid 2-1 Ath Madrid
2005-10-14 La Liga Ath Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid
2005-05-20 La Liga Real Madrid 0-0 Ath Madrid
2005-01-08 La Liga Ath Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid
2004-04-16 La Liga Ath Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
2003-12-02 La Liga Real Madrid 2-0 Ath Madrid
2003-06-14 La Liga Ath Madrid 0-4 Real Madrid
2003-01-18 La Liga Real Madrid 2-2 Ath Madrid

 Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid