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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, La Liga Gameweek 7: Open Thread

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Today features the Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. For viewers in the United States, the match will be shown live on beIN SPORT beginning at 3:55pm ET.

Atleti sits in second place in La Liga, two points ahead of third place Real Madrid. Los Blancos will be wanting to grab a victory today at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in order to leapfrog over Atletico Madrid and close the gap with Barcelona to two points. That is, of course, if Real Madrid can defeat a very powerful Atletico Madrid side.

Starting line-ups:

Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Arbeloa, Di Maria, Isco, Illarramendi. 

Atletico Madrid:

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans. Post your questions, observations and rants or raves below.

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10 Responses to Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, La Liga Gameweek 7: Open Thread

  1. Pete Q says:

    Really looking forward to this.

    Bernabeu is buzzing!

  2. Peter Quinn says:

    It had to be Costa.

  3. Christopher Harris says:

    Great goal by Atleti. This should help open up the game into a goal fest.

  4. Peter Quinn says:

    Is Zizou ever going to age?

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    I can’t believe Real Madrid haven’t scored yet. And Atleti almost made it 2-0 there with a shot that hit the crossbar.

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