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Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid - Combined XI | La Liga

Real Madrid host bitter rivals Atletico in tonight’s high stakes La Liga encounter where the two Madrid teams will go head-to-head at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Here, we pick the Combined XI from the stars of Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid for their upcoming La Liga fixture.

Formation 4-3-3

GK – Jan Oblak (Atletico) 

Jan Oblak has kept 3 clean sheets in 6 La Liga matches for Atletico. The 25-year-old Slovenia international gets the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois who has just kept 1 clean sheet since joining Los Blancos.

RB – Alvaro Odriozola (Real)

The 22-year-old fullback has just played a single match for Madrid since joining earlier this summer. Alvaro Odriozola will have a grand stage to impress against Atletico this weekend.

CB – Diego Godin (Atletico)

Atletico stalwart Diego Godin is one of the best defenders in the world right now. The Uruguayan will be crucial to stopping the likes of Bale and Benzema.

CB – Sergio Ramos (Real)

Real skipper Sergio Ramos has played in all the matches in the La Liga for Madrid this season. The 32-year-old has already scored 2 goals, taking over penalty duties since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

LB – Lucas Hernandez (Atletico)

A major part of the French World-Cup winning side of this year, Lucas Hernandez is just getting better with every game.

DM – Casemiro (Real)

The Brazillian midfielder has been crucial to Real Madrid’s success in the recent years. Casemiro has proven time and again that he will do anything for his side to come up with a win.

CM – Saul (Atletico)

The young Spanish midfielder is a master on the ball. Saul is considered as one of the best centre midfielders in the world right now.

CM – Luka Modric (Real)

FIFA & UEFA Player of the Year, Luka Modric is just stepping into the field after one of his most successful seasons yet.

RW – Gareth Bale (Real)

The Welsh Dragon has been in blistering form since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Gareth Bale will lead the Real Madrid attack against their city rivals this weekend.

LW – Antoine Griezmann (Atletico)

Another World Cup winner in the side and one of the most crucial players for both his club and country, Antoine Griezmann will be hoping to take his side to victory against their neighbors.

Karim Benzema (Real)

Karim Benzema seems to have gotten his scoring boots on after netting 4 goals in the La Liga this season.

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