Spanish teams have dominated European soccer as of late. Real Madrid will play Atletico Madrid for a claim to European glory in the Champions League Final on Saturday night. Real Madrid is the slight favorite to get the job done in normal time. The matchup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 2:45 p.m. ET at the San Siro Stadium. The fixture will be broadcast on FOX.
If Real Madrid is playing good with Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez up front, there may be some real problems for Atletico Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is going to play in this match for Los Galacticos, however he’s been dealing with injuries at the end of the season and may not be 100 percent yet. Los Galacticos does have other options. If Ronaldo is not that capable of going off, midfielder Gareth Bale has saved his best play for the end of the season, and forward Karim Benzema is a dangerous third option scorer for Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid would like to slow down this match and possess the ball for at least 50 minutes or so in normal time. If the Atleti do this they’ll have a shot to win this match. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is the only real big shooter up front. He has been in great form and has seven goals in this tournament, however he’s really going to be alone against Real Madrid’s back line. In the La Liga match last February, Atleti was able to go on the road and get the 1-0 victory at Real Madrid. Best Sports Site Blog believes this Atletico Madrid team is much better suited to win this match than it was three years ago. This fixture could go into extra time, but Antoine Griezmann could go off at any given time, and that might end up being the difference.