Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is substituted for Graeth Bale (L) during their Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match against Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, April 23, 2014.
Gareth Bale-Cristiano Ronaldo Reuters


Real Madrid and their neighbours Atletico Madrid battle it out for glory in an all Spanish final of the 2013/14 Champions League at the Estadio da Luz in Portugal on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage will be on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, ITV 1 and UTV. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Real sealed their place in the final of this season's champions league after handing the defending champions Bayern Munich a 5-0 drubbing over the two legs. Karim Benzema's goal in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu was followed up with a brace from both Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo during their away game at the Allianz Arena.

The only disappointing outcome in their progression into the final was Xabi Alonso's third yellow card, which ensured the former Liverpool star is ineligible to feature in Lisbon. Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to guide his side to European glory in his first season as manager, given that it would be for a record 10th time in the club's decorated history.

The nine-time European champions ended their La Liga campaign with a 3-1 victory at home against Espanyol courtesy of Alvaro Morata's brace late in the game which came after Gareth Bale's opener in the 64th minute. They finished third in the league table with 87 points, three points behind newly crowned champions, Atletico.

Atletico Madrid's Jorge
Koke Reuters

Diego Simeone's side amassed 90 points in total and sealed their first league title since 1996 after holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Nou Camp. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring for the home side but Diego Godin equalised after the half-time break to deny the Catalan giants their second successive La Liga crown.

They managed to overcome Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League last month after registering a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge in the second leg. Both sides battled out a goalless first leg at the Vicente Calderon but the La Liga outfit responded strongly in west London.

Their former striker Fernando Torres opened the scoring for Jose Mourinho's side only for Adrian Lopez to restore parity on the cusp of half-time. Arda Turan sealed Atletico's place in Lisbon after Diego Costa earned and converted a penalty in the 60th minute.

They have never won the Champions League and have made it to the final only for the second time in their history.

Simeone has brought about tremendous changes to the Spanish capital outfit's fortunes which have already seen them land their first silverware this year. The 44-year-old will certainly relish achieving the double especially at the expense of their local rivals by denying them their 10th European crown.

What Managers Say

Carlo Ancelotti: "A final is always a final and there's not a lot of difference. We started the season thinking about this objective, and winning the Décima. For this tomorrow's game is unique and special for everyone. It's my seventh final in the Champions League and I can't ask for any more from this tournament. Everyone knows how important this competition is for Real Madrid but my job is to do my best to help us win this competition - and we're very close."

Diego Simeone: "This is a big opportunity and a big occasion; I don't feel as overwhelmed as some people seem to think, but I feel the responsibility. There's a lot of people who trust us and I hope we can live up to that. We must take advantage of the chances we have to hurt the rival. It's the best way to face a group that comes from a very nice triumph in the League. But that's another page that is now turning, since we are only a few hours away from a unique match."

Team Form

Real Madrid

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D D W
  • Last Result: Real Madrid 3-1 Espanyol

Atletico Madrid

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D L W W
  • Last Result: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Team News

Bayern Munich's coach Josep Guardiola (L) reacts as Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti (R) looks on during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 23, 2014.
Pep Guardiola-Carlo Ancelotti Reuters

Real Madrid

  • Injured: Jese Rodriguez (knee)
  • Doubtful: Pepe (calf), Karim Benzema (groin)
  • Suspended: Xabi Alonso

Probable Lineup: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Illarramendi; Bale, Isco, Ronaldo; Morata

Atletico Madrid

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Diego Costa (hamstring), Arda Turan (groin)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Filipe; Gabi, Suarez; Adrian, Koke, Rodriguez; Villa