Real Madrid And Atletico Madrid Go Head-To-Head In Champions League Final

Countdown to the all-Spanish uefa champions league final  as Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid at the 81,277 capacity San Siro stadium in Italy. With the city of Milan prepared to host the two Spanish clubs.

Madrid and Atletico have met in 202 league, Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup games, with 102 Madrid wins, 51 for Atlético and 49 draws. Atlético, however, are unbeaten in eight domestic games against their local rivals since losing the 2014 UEFA Champions League final, recording five wins and three draws.

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Atletico will be looking up to win after losing to Madrid in the final in 2014

It is a derby final, and the third time in the history of uefa champions league that a One-nation final will take place. Only Spain have reached the one-nation final on three occasions, in 2000 (Real Madrid -Valencia), 2014 (Real Madrid-Atletico Marid) and 2016 (Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid).

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Madrid beat Atletico 4-1 after extra-time to win the La Decima in 2014

Italy, England and Germany have all had a one-nation final in 2003 (Milan-Juventus), 2008 (Manchester United-Chelsea), 2013 (Dortmund-Bayern Munich).

This is Madrid’s 14th final in the champions league and Zidane will be aiming to become the seventh manager to win the title both as a player and as a manager, following the paths of Miguel Muñoz (Real Madrid 1956, 1957; Real Madrid 1960, 1966); Giovanni Trapattoni (AC Milan 1963, 1969; Juventus 1985); Johan Cruyff (AFC Ajax 1971, 1972; FC Barcelona 1992); Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 1989, 1990; AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014); Frank Rijkaard (Milan 1989, 1990, Ajax 1995; Barcelona 2006); Josep Guardiola (Barcelona 1992; Barcelona 2009, 2011).

If Atletico Madrid emerge champions, they would become the 23rd club to win the title since Chelsea won the 22nd number in 2012 and went into oblivion.

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