Tactical Battles That Will Shape Atletico Madrid's Clash with Real Madrid

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Tactical Battles That Will Shape Atletico Madrid's Clash with Real Madrid
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Sparks will fly on Sunday when Atletico Madrid host city rivals Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. With Los Blancos now three points clear at the top of the table, Diego Simeone's men will be looking to bring themselves level.

The Madrid derby is always a spectacular event. Over the last two seasons, Atletico Madrid have had the upper hand, but Real Madrid have begun to edge ahead after eliminating their rivals from the Copa del Rey.

No matter the outcome, fans can expect a thrilling contest between these two Spanish giants. Both sides will be looking to take all three points, and you can guarantee that the stars will be on display.

From top to bottom, there will be individual battles that shape the outcome of the game. Yet, there are always those tactical battles that stand out from all the others.

In this article we will take a look at the most important tactical battles that will take place on Sunday and discuss how the derby could play out at the Vicente Calderon.

 

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