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Atletico believe they can upset Real Madrid in cup final

Posted on May 17, 2013 by admin

The Spanish cup final tonight is the last chance for Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho to finish the season in a positive way and they are favourites to do so. Tonight’s opponents and fierce city rivals Atletico Madrid are determined to spoil that, however, and their Argentinean coach Diego Simeone has got his players believing.

Atletico have not lost many games this season, especially at home, but they have lost both La Liga games against Real. Despite this, and the fact that tonight’s final is at the Bernabeu, Simeone knows that anything can happen in a one-off match.

“Whoever links up better between midfield and attack will be closer to victory,” said Simeone. “That is the way the game will go.

“Real Madrid may be better, but in a game everything is possible.”

Both clubs have nothing left to play for in the league, so will be going all out to win this final. It should be a great game, which Atletico will try to keep as tight as possible. If Real get ahead, then the game will open up and the counter attacking ability of Real should then come into play.

It is the Real defence that is a concern, though, with Varane out and Ramos struggling. Also, the keeper Diego Lopez has a poor record against Atletico and they do have Falcao. If they get ahead, they will make it very difficult for Ronaldo and co to get any space to operate.

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