TEAM NEWS Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid team news: Gareth Bale out for the visitors

TEAM NEWS Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid team news: Gareth Bale out for the visitors

UEFA Champions League

Real’s manager Zinedine Zidane’s side are 3-0 up with hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo after their first leg with Atletico facing a mountain to climb to qualify.

The Rojiblancos will be praying for a miracle as they host Madrid rivals in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Now, they must play to overturn that score at their own home of the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

However, the Los Blancos boss will not be taking any chances and is expected to lineup a strong team as they look to continue their quest of retaining the Champions League.

We pile up everything you need to know about the crunch European clash.

What is the latest Atletico Madrid team news?

Atletico look like they could field a similar side to last week at the Bernabeu. Sime Vrsaljko’s fitness still remain a doubt but the likes of Antoine Griezmann are expected to start against Real Madrid.

The Madrid outfits are still without Augusto Matias Fernandez, Juanfran, Bernabé, and José María Giménez de Vargas.

What is the latest Real Madrid team news?

As far as this is concerned, the reigning European champions Pepe, Gareth Bale and Daniel Carvajal are all out of the team injured.

However, that could mean the likes of Isco and Nacho could start against their local rivals. French international is expected to lead the line while Centurion is fit for the game.

What time is the match on and where can I watch it?

The match against the arch-rivals kicks off at 7:45pm on Wednesday May 10. And you can get to watch the game live on BT Sport 2 from 7:00pm.

On the other hand, you can keep up to date with all the action with SunSport’s Champions League Blog that goes live at 6:45pm

SunSport prediction

Atletico will be playing to the best of their abilities as they try and get good result against Real Madrid.

However, with going forward comes holes at the back and the likes of Benzema and Ronaldo could find themselves with plenty of opportunities.

Predictions:

I am predicting the match to end with Atletico Madrid 2 and Real Madrid 1

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