The Madrid derby has now taken place in each of the past four seasons in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds and it never disappoints.
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On Tuesday Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UCL semifinal at the Santiago Bernabeu at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Real have beaten Atletico in two of their last three UCL finals, with both games going to extra time and the last final needing penalty kicks to decide a winner.
When it comes to big UCL games between the two clubs from the Spanish capital there is so little to choose between them.
Zinedine Zidane’s men, the reigning champs, showed plenty of weaknesses as they got past Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals thanks to a hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico have lived up to their trademark of being hard-working and tough to beat under Diego Simeone but, at times, are a little short of goals with Antoine Griezmann their main man.
To follow live commentary of the massive encounter, click on the link above while here at ProSoccerTalk we will have live analysis, reaction and more as the Spanish giants collide with local pride a place in the UCL final on June 3 on the line.