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Real, Atletico chase Champions League glory in Milan


A club from Madrid will rule Europe come Saturday night but will it be Real or Atletico?

The sides face off in the champions league final at the San Siro in Milan in a rematch of the 2014 showpiece which Real won. Clinching the title for a record tenth time in the competition.

Ahead of Saturday’s tie Real Madrid and their avid goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo had a scare when he limped out of training with a thigh injury but the Portuguese international appears to have recovered and is expected to start.

Coach Zinedine Zidane will however be without France defender Raphael Varane who suffered a morale-sapping thigh injury and will also miss Euro 2016.

Zidane: “We deserve to be here and it'll be a great final.”

READ: https://t.co/8Fi9dCAVjS#APorLaUndecima #RMUCL pic.twitter.com/pXvCKXoj0R

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) May 27, 2016

Revenge is in the air in Diego Simeone’s camp after Atletico missed out on their first Champions League trophy two years ago.

But they now have another crack at the title and at Real on Saturday.

Simeone has no injury concerns for the final.

A major boost also comes in the form of central defender Diego Godin who is fit again after recovering from a thigh problem.

. Simeone: "When you're persistent on what you believe in, you can" https://t.co/7uw9MKOAiw #NeverStopBelieving pic.twitter.com/xfsevtZu83

— Atleti English (atletienglish) May 27, 2016

With Sevilla winning the Europa League, whatever the result on Saturday, Spanish clubs will have won both of Europe’s club competitions for the past three seasons highlighting their continental dominance.

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