TL;DR news on Atletico Madrid at February 19, 2023
Manchester United will keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford against Madrid, and de Gea will have more than 7 saves in what will be a Man of the Match effort. Injuries have limited Ramos to five appearances in all competitions since joining PSG as a free agent from Real Madrid in July. The UEFA Youth League was founded in 2013 and its current champions are Madrid, although not for much longer after Atletico knocked them out of the competition. With Madrid, he provided 37 goals and 42 assists in 125 appearances. Atletico have struggled for solidity and consistency since winning the title last season while Barca are still recovering from a financial crisis and the departure of Lionel Messi. Atletico are perhaps the best example of a club breaking through a glass ceiling and hitting that next level of the elite clubs in Europe, but theirs is an increasingly rare story. He is 27 at the moment and Real Madrid could look towards other younger targets if they are to replace Jovic and find Benzema a suitable backup. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Real Madrid and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Will that be on their mind in this match? 2.40pm: There's no Kroos and no Valverde for Real Madrid and that means Camavinga has been given a chance to prove himself in central midfield. Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Club and looked shockingly unambitious against PSG. The future: a tricky rebuild awaits, though they have money to spend There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this Real Madrid team, not least the potential summer signing of Kylian Mbappe. Madrid will look to follow last summer's recruitment of Camavinga with another midfield addition to smooth that process. When Falcao returned to Madrid, there was something almost incredulous about the reaction, a joy in having him back, an icon that everybody could embrace. Gerrard remains open to Suarez joining Aston Villa from Atletico Madrid Gerrard remains in regular contact with Suarez from their time together at Anfield between 2011 and 2014. The former Manchester City and Real Madrid coach has forged Betis into a complete team this campaign, one that can score in bunches while protecting its area. The attacking prowess of Betis will be up against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, a tough test for the surprisingly shaky defense of Diego Simeone's team. Only two of that pack will join Madrid and Sevilla, the only teams left with realistic chances to win the league title, in Europe's top club competition next season. Sevilla will try to keep the pressure on Madrid when it plays at struggling Alaves on Friday.