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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Simulating Champions League Final on FIFA 14

The pitch is reflected in the Champions League trophy, during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, in Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistMay 24, 2014

Atletico Madrid are La Liga champions, but 90 minutes and a certain Real Madrid side stand between Diego Simeone's men and a terrific double. Los Blancos, of course, are going for La Decima.

The Lisbon Champions League final stage is set. Europe's elite competition has never seen a one-city conclusion, but on a night where history is guaranteed to be made, this first couldn't be more apt. With the anticipation building, we decided to take our minds off the wait by grabbing a trusty copy of FIFA 14 on Xbox One to simulate upcoming fixture.

Just for reference, Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa were included. Both have a decent chance of making the showpiece event, as reported by Dermot Corrigan of ESPN FC, so we decided to thrust them into the mixer.

 

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: FIFA 14 Highlights

Well, a great match! Tiago has enjoyed quite an end to the season with Atletico, and if he replicates his FIFA 14 performance in reality, he will become a legend at the Vicente Calderon.

Let's not overlook the performance of Thibaut Courtois either—the young Belgian kept his team in the match with three stunning saves toward the end of the encounter—a match-winning performance yet again from the on-loan Chelsea man.

Will Atletico be able to halt their Real rivals during the actual match? Be sure to let us know your predictions in the comments section.

 

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