The match of maximum rivalry that will settle the
Atlético de Madrid and the Real Madrid It will also be a tactical duel between two of the most successful coaches in world football. On the one hand, Diego
Simeone, preparer of the mattress box. For the other, Zinedine
Zidane, preparer of the merengue team.
A duel that has already become a classic in Spanish football in recent times. Both trainers have met no less than 12 times since they met for the first time in February 2016 in The league, in a duel in which the Real Madrid I was third and he Athletic, second. The rojiblanco team came out the winner of that duel, in the Bernabeu, with a lone goal by Griezmann.
Since then it has rained a lot in this particular duel, in which titles have also been settled, such as those of the final of the Milan Champions League, the end of the Spain Supercup or some semifinals of the Champions.
The balance of these duels is now more favorable to the French than to the Argentine. Zidane has won four derbies to date, while Simeone has won two. The other six matches ended in a draw.
That the coach of Real Madrid he has choked on Cholo It is something that can be seen in the fact that the last rojiblanca victory dates back to the 16/17 season, the return of the semifinals of the Champions League, a 2-1 in the Vincent
Calderon that, however, did not prevent the red-and-white elimination at the hands of his rival from the capital.
Since then there have been six derbies, three draws and three victories for him Real Madrid. In fact, the white team has taken the last three games against their capital rival, with both coaches on the bench. The 2-0 of the first round of this course, played in Valdebebas; the 1-0 of Bernabeu in the 19/20 and the final of the Spain Supercup, in which the white team won the penalty shootout (4-1).
Diego Pablo Simeone He had a balance of six wins, five draws and seven losses before the French coach took the reins of the merengue team.
Regarding the general balance of both teams, it should be noted that the Real Madrid far exceeds Athletic right now, in terms of direct clashes, with 148 victories for the 72 rojiblancas and the 68 draws that were registered.