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20 points

separate

Real Madrid

and

Atlético de Madrid

.

An astonishing distance that explains the league record of the whites and the irregular season of

Simeone

's team , which arrives in May in Madrid in the midst of the fight for the places that give access to the

Champions League

.

Strange objective for a team that twelve months ago sang the alirón.

Opposite,

Carlo Ancelotti

and a squad in ecstasy, Spanish champion title in one arm and continental final in the other.

Pure happiness.

At stake for the madridistas, pride and rhythm on the way to the decisive duel for the

European Cup

, on

May 28

at the

Stade France

from

Paris

.

"We have to maintain the rhythm and dynamics. We are not playing for the League, but having rhythm and respecting the competition is very important. We play against teams that play a lot and the shirt forces us to do our best,"

Carletto said

.

In the hands of Atlético, continue fighting with

Barça, Sevilla and Betis

for the three

Champions League

places that remain free and the realization, or not, of a corridor that has raised more controversy than desired on both sides.

"Each one must do what they feel.

We respect Atlético, it's a neighboring club

, friend. If they do it, fine, and if not, then we respect it," Ancelotti specified.

"We have respect for Madrid, but more for our people," said Simeone, in tune with the club's statement in which he ruled out the tribute to the whites.

Again, respect.

On the lawn, doubts.

Unknowns in the rojiblanca lineup, where

Cholo

will not be able to count on

Joao Félix

and reflects between playing with two points (Correa and Cunha) or strengthening the midfield with

De Paul

.

Griezmann

will be a substitute.

And rotations in Madrid, with the danger of betting on a starter who could be injured on the way to Paris.

In

Chamartín

, yes, they want to avoid an image similar to the

0-4 at the Bernabéu

against

Barcelona

.

"We will bring out the best team, but the only thing certain is that Lunin will play tomorrow", announced the coach, rewarding the Ukrainian, who has had a hard time due to the war in his country and who has only played two games this season, the Cup against the

Alcoyano

and the

Elche

.

The game that has been played the most times in the history of Spanish football has left

90 victories for Madrid

(one of them at the Wanda Metropolitano),

39

for Atlético and

40 draws

.

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