Atletico looking for long-awaited derby win

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Atletico Madrid captain Gabi (picture) believes his side have a great opportunity to end their hoodoo against neighbours Real Madrid when they host the Spanish champions this weekend.

Atletico have not won a Madrid derby since 1999, but have rarely had a better opportunity as Real are expected to rest plenty of first-team regulars with Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second-leg against Borussia Dortmund in mind.

“There are 14 years worth of desperation to win this game,” he told a press conference on Thursday. An Atletico win would also ensure Barcelona are officially crowned champions on Saturday night should they manage to win away to Athletic Bilbao.AFP



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