Are we not tired of the Madrid derby in the UEFA Champions League? But we don’t have a choice than to hope its interesting.
Ahead of the massive game, we bring to you some stats;
This is the fourth season in succession that these city rivals face off in the Champions League knockout phase; Atlético are yet to claim victory over Los Blancos during this recent run (D2 L2).
Real and Atlético have met in a European Cup/Champions League semi-final before, Los Blancos progressing through to the final after three legs against their city rivals during the 1958/59 campaign; they went on to lift the trophy.
Atlético Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third time in four seasons. They had never reached that stage previously (since 1992/93).
Real Madrid have reached the Champions League semis for the 7th consecutive season, a record in the history of the tournament.
In the last round, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to reach the 100-goal mark in the Champions League. He’s scored 0.75 goals per game in the knockout stages (49 in 65 games), a better rate than in the group stages (0.71).
Antoine Griezmann has scored or assisted 50% of Atlético Madrid’s goals in the Champions League since last season (12 goals and 3 assists).