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High flying Atletico Madrid will hope for a repeat of their Copa del Rey final success and ruin Gareth Bale’s home debut in the process when they face Real Madrid at the Bernebeu on Saturday evening.
Welsh star Bale is poised to make his home bow after overcoming a thigh injury. The world’s most expensive player has missed Real’s last two matches with the problem after pulling up in the warm-up ahead of the 4-1 victory over Getafe, but he returned to training on Thursday.
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A penalty in the 96th minute from Cristiano Ronaldo secured a 2-1 win and while Coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with the three points he warned his side they will have to up their game if they are to beat their arch rivals.
“Playing the way we did (against Elche), we are not going to win the derby,” he said. “We need to play better, with more intensity and more personality.”
Real will be without Xabi Alonso for the game.
Atletico meanwhile, along with Barcelona, are the only the side in La Liga to have won their opening six games however to extend that fantastic start Diego Simone side will have to do something they haven’t done since 1999, beat Real in the league.
The club did manage to shock their rivals with an extra time success in the Copa del Rey however and they will point to the game for inspiration as they look end a run of 23 matches without a win over Real.
“We are working, taking each game at a time, and the only thing that concerns us is doing things well at Atletico Madrid,” Simeone told a news conference after his side’s latest win, a 2-1 success at home to Osasuna midweek.
“We are on a positive run, the fans are happy.
“Each day the responsibility is growing and the demands even more and that’s why we have to rest properly and train hard.”
Despite the cautious works from his boss, Belgian star Thibaut Courtois, on loan from Chelsea, reckons his side has what it takes to end that barren league run, telling reporters “We have a great team,” he said.
“We know how to beat them.
“As a player you never play to draw, always to win.”
Atletico will be without the injured Adrian who misses out with a fractured cheekbone while in form Diego Costa will be hoping to add to his seven goals scored so far this season.
This one kicks off live from the Bernabeu at 21:00 GMT tonight.