The Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid derby is one of the world’s most passionate encounters and a match all true global sports fans should see at least once. This year the result will almost certainly affect the Spanish League aspirations of one of these two teams (possible even terminally). As they fight it out with FC Barcelona both manager (will Simeone and Benitez still be there ?) know that dropping points in this match to such a key opponent is comparable with losing El Clasico. No holds barred, a must-see, book your tickets here.
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid – Spain’s Spectacular Derby
When the two teams met in their first Liga match this season at the beginning of October at Atletico’s Calderon stadium, the result was 1-1, an 84th minute strike by Atletico’s Dario Vietto cancelling out Benzema’s 9th minute header. But there was no ¡doubt on that occasion that Atletico had fought back to get on top if their Madrid rivals, something that often seemed beyond them, especially at home, before the Simeone period. Atletico have in fact, enjoyed great success in matches at the Bernabeu in Spanish League and Copa del Rey. The fact that the colchoneros trip north to the Bernabeu is no longer an intimidating one is a measure of the seismic shift that Diego Simeone has caused in Spanish Football in the last 5 seasons.
Despite a recent Liga triumph under Jose Mourinho, and the much vaunted tenth European Cup claimed under Ancelotti in Lisbon, Madrid have by no means been able to consolidate on their success and build a team anything like as stable and dependable as those of FC Barcelona and derby neighbours Atletico Madrid. There seems to me a permanent state of mistrust among the relevant actors in the saga of Real Madrid: dressing room – chairman – manager – supporters – press. Chairman Florentino Perez must ultimately bear the responsibility in a world where ego, fame and self-promotion often appear to count for more than the achievement of a consistent level of high-quality football. This goal must be within Real Madrid’s grasp with the sheer volume of great players they possess. But it remains to be seen whether Madrid’s socios will get it this season and whether Benitez will be the man in charge much longer.
Bernabeu Stadium Seating Areas and Ticket Categories
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Category Two Tickets (Cat 2): Upper Side view, or lower Goal End view.
Category Three Tickets (Cat 3): Upper End View (higher up than the Cat 2 seats).
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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid 27th February 2016Date: 27/02/2016 - 28/02/2016 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
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Our Forecast for the Real v Atletico Derby
Of course Real Madrid with Bale, Ronaldo, James, Benzema, Isco, Modric and so many other world-class players, should be able to come out on top against Atletico. Like Barcelona, Real Madrid have averaged an awesome 3.5 goals per home match this season with Ronaldo bagging 23 of these, Benzema 15 and Bale 8. In previous matches at the Bernabeu in recent years Atletico’s solid spine built on players like Luis Felipe, Juanfran and Kike and Torres has been adept at resisting that white wave, and getting the ball quickly forward to the likes of Griezmann and Torres. Most pundits believe that is where Real Madrid can still be shown up. We think Simeone can pull it off and produce another narrow victory for Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium.