26 November 2011
Alberto Navarro / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
The first derby of the season approaches and Real Madrid look to earn a 13th straight victory to continue topping the table following last week's victory over Valencia at Mestalla. The Whites have taken all points in the four fixtures they've played so far in November (two in the league, two in the UCL), scoring 18 goals and conceding only five. The Madridistas will look to stay undefeated at home this season with the help of Di Maria and Marcelo, who made the coach's squad list after recovering from their injuries.
Jose Mourinho said in Friday's press conference that he expects the derby to be difficult due to its unpredictable nature. Real Madrid haven't lost any of their previous 19 league clashes with Atletico, earning 12 victories and seven draws.
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