La Liga - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid 

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2022/23 Spanish La Liga

Matchday 23

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid 

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu 
Madrid, Spain
Saturday, 25 February 2023 
Kick-off is at 19h30 

Real Madrid will renew their rivalry with Atletico Madrid in a Spanish La Liga match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on February 25.
Current Form
The Whites secured a 2-0 win over CA Osasuna away on February 18 and they are now undefeated in their last two matches in the league.
Real are also unbeaten in their last 14 matches at home having recorded four draws and 10 victories at the iconic Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
While Atletico claimed a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at home on February 19 as they extended their unbeaten run to six matches in La Liga.
The Mattress Makers are also undefeated in their last three matches on the road having registered one draw and two successive wins as the away side.
What Is At Stake 
Madrid are still placed second on the league standings and they cannot afford to drop more points as they are eight points behind leaders FC Barcelona.
The defending champions will be keen to secure a win over Atletico and hope that Barca drop points when they face UD Almeria on February 26.
Meanwhile, Atletico are placed fourth on the league standings and they will be desperate for a victory which would boost their ambitions of finishing in the top four. 
Team News
Toni Kroos has resumed training ahead of the Madrid Derby having missed the game against Osasuna due to an injury and his Real teammate Ferland Mendy remains injured.
On the other hand, Atletico have one player on their injury-list and it is Thomas Lemar as they look to grab the Madrid Derby bragging rights.  
Key Players
Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will once again look to the in-form Vinicius Junior who grabbed his fourth assist of the season in La Liga in the win over Osasuna.
While Atletico will pin their hopes of defeating the Whites on Antoine Griezmann who scored the winning goal against Bilbao and he will be confident of scoring in the Madrid Derby. 

Antoine Griezmann
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"It was a well-rounded game which was competitive, evenly matched and well played by both teams," Ancelotti said after their clash with Osasuna.
"We are very satisfied because the team performed very well, they knew how to suffer and looked for the right moment to score. We are very satisfied. We are doing well. We go into the game at Anfield [against Liverpool on February 21] in good shape and with all the confidence in the world. 
"[Aurelien] Tchouameni had stomach problems. Karim [Benzima] I think will be fine for that game and [Toni] Kroos is back in training. [Dani] Carvajal is going to play at Anfield."
Real claimed a 2-1 win over Atletico in their last meeting in La Liga with the match taking place at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano on 18 September 2022.
It was Real's second victory over Atletico in their last three league matches, while the other game ended in a win for the Mattress Makers in May 2022.

(Last Five La Liga Meetings)

Matches - 5
Real - 3
Atletico - 1
Draws - 1

La Liga matchday 23 fixtures

Friday, February 24

22:00 - Elche CF v Real Betis

Saturday, February 25

15:00 - RCD Espanyol v Real Mallorca
17:15 - Cadiz CF v Rayo Vallecano
19:30 - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid
22:00 - Valencia CF v Real Sociedad

Sunday, February 26

15:00 - Athletic Bilbao v Girona FC
17:15 - Celta Vigo v Real Valladolid
19:30 - UD Almeria v FC Barcelona
22:00 - Sevilla FC v CA Osasuna

Monday, February 27

22:00 - Villarreal CF v Getafe CF

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Published: 02/24/2023