Real Madrid welcome back Sergio Ramos as Fernando Torres spearheads Atletico Madrid’s attack for tonight’s capital derby at Vicente Calderon.
The defender returns to the heart of Los Blancos’ backline after recovering from a shoulder injury, although Gareth Bale is only good enough for the substitutes’ bench, while James Rodriguez remains sidelined.
Other changes see Madrid likely adopting a 4-3-3 formation, with Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo flanking Karim Benzema up top, as opposed to their usual 4-2-3-1.
Tonight marks the 211st meeting between these two teams, with the visitors winning the majority of them (107), despite Atleti emerging victorious in La Liga for the past two seasons.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe; Oliver, Gabi, Tiago, Correa; Griezmann; Torres
Subs: Moya, Savic, Siqueira, Carrasco, Saul, Jackson, Vietto
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Ronaldo, Benzema, Isco
Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Arbeloa, Kovacic, Bale, Vazquez, Jese
Referee: Undiano Mallenco