Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, LIVE: Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard both miss out with injuries as Zinedine Zidane’s men take on city rivals in bid to extend La Liga lead over Barcelona
- Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Bernabeu this afternoon at 3pm GMT
- Zinedine Zidane’s side are 10 points clear of their fierce rivals in the LaLiga table
- Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard both missed out due to ongoing ankle injuries
- The two teams played out a goalless first half with Angel Correa hitting the post
- ATLETICO MADRID: Oblak, Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi, Llorente, Thomas, Correa, Saul, Morata, Vitolo SUBS: Adam, Hermoso, Lemar, Carrasco, Toni Moya, Saponjic, Camello
- REAL MADRID: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy, Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Benzema SUBS: Areola, Militao, Marcelo, James, Vazquez, Jovic, Vinicius Jr
- Real are three points ahead of Barcelona in title race ahead of crucial clash
Zinedine Zidane’s men have already played their city rivals twice this season, once in the reverse fixture and then the Spanish Super Cup final, with both games finishing as a 0-0 stalemate after 90 minutes.
Hopefully there are some goals on the agenda this afternoon and the hosts know how important a win could be, with Barcelona just three points behind in the title race.
Sportsmail’s James Ayles will provide live La Liga coverage of Real vs Atletico including score, lineups and build-up.