Raul Garcia's late goal at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night was typical Atletico Madrid. Trailing to James Rodriguez's strike, Diego Simeone's men huffed and puffed, not giving up until the end and eventually getting their reward from a corner.
They drew the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup by the same 1-1 score line last season, albeit against Barcelona, before losing out on the trophy via away goals after a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou in the second leg. And on last season's evidence, few would be inclined to go against Atleti's chances of clinching a goalless draw on Friday night.
However, this is a Real Madrid team packed with goals, which sets up an intriguing encounter at the Vicente Calderon. Here are some factors which could shape the decisive Super Cup fixture.