Ten facts and curiosities of the derby between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid:
163 DERBIS IN THE LEAGUE; 86 TRIUMPHS OF MADRID AND 36 OF THE ATLÉTICO
The Wanda Metropolitan Stadium will be the scene of the 164th derby between Atlético and Real Madrid in the league, with the balance in favor of the white team, which has won 86 of them for the 36 rojiblancos triumphs. 41 draws, 286 goals in favor of Real Madrid and 215 of Atlético complete their precedents in the tournament.
AMONG ALL THE COMPETITIONS, 217 DUELS AND 109 WHITE VICTORIES
Among all the tournaments, Real Madrid and Atlético have already met 217 times, according to official UEFA data, between the Champions League, the League, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish and European Super Cup, with 109 White victories, with 54 rojiblancos wins and with 54 draws.
0-0, THE ONLY PRECEDENT IN THE METROPOLITAN WANDA
The 0-0 of last season represents the only precedent between both teams in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, a frustrating duel for both, in which neither of them was able to de-level the shock in their pursuit then, as it happens now, of the leadership of the classification of Barcelona.
FOUR TIES IN ITS LAST FOUR CONFRONTATIONS IN THE LEAGUE
Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have resolved with the same outcome, the draw, their four most recent matches in the championship: 0-0 this season at the Santiago Bernabéu; 0-0 and 1-1 last year at the Metropolitan and Chamartin, respectively, and 1-1 at the white stadium two years ago. There is no winner in a clash between the two in the league from 0-3 in favor of Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderón stadium on November 19, 2016.
THE ATLÉTICO, INVICT THIS SEASON IN THE METROPOLITAN WANDA
Atlético de Madrid has been invincible this campaign in the Metropolitan Wanda between all competitions, with a total of 16 matches, of which won thirteen and tied three. The only ones who managed to equal the red and white team in their field this year were Barcelona (1-1), Eibar (1-1) and Girona (3-3).
REAL MADRID LINKS FOUR VICTORIES FOLLOWED IN THE LEAGUE
Real Madrid appears in the Metropolitan in its best streak of this campaign of the League: four consecutive victories. In the whole course he had not drawn such a series of triumphs, now achieved after winning successively in the championship at Betis (1-2), Sevilla (2-0), Espanyol (2-4) and Alaves ( 3-0).
SIMEONE: 9 VICTORIES, 9 POWERS AND 10 DEFEATS IN THE DERBI
Diego Simeone will lead his twenty-ninth derby against Real Madrid since he took over the Atlético bench at the end of December 2011. In his balance against that rival, his team has won nine matches – four at home -, has tied another and has lost ten. He has scored 31 goals for 38 of his rival.
MORATA, COURTOIS AND THE ATLÉTICO-REAL MADRID FROM BOTH BANDS
Álvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois – Antonio Adán could also do so if he plays a minute – will be added this Saturday to the fifteen players who have played Atlético-Real Madrid in the Liga with one and another team in the 87 seasons of Liga in the First Division: Cosme, Olaso and Marín, in the first campaigns of the tournament, to José Antonio Reyes, between 2006 and 2010, including Lazcano, Cabo, Ipiña, Pruden Sánchez, Pazos, Bernd Schuster, Parra, Hugo Sánchez, Paco Llorente, García Calvo and Santiago Solari, current Real Madrid coach.
THE RECORDS OF ADELARDO, COLLAR, PIRRI, JUNCOSA OR DI STÉFANO
Adelardo Rodríguez and Enrique Collar, by Atlético, and Pirri, by Real Madrid, are the players with the most duels in the league between both teams in the rojiblanco field, with 13 matches in the first two and fifteen in the third. Josep Juncosa, for the locals, and Alfredo Di Stéfano, for the visitors, are the top scorers with five and eight goals, respectively in the Atlético-Real Madrid.
ESTRADA FERNÁNDEZ ALREADY ARBITRÓ A DERBI THE LAST COURSE: 1-1
Xavier Estrada Fernández, referee of Saturday's match between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, was already the chosen one to whistle the duel of last season between both teams at the Santiago Bernabéú, with a draw of one at marker.