The Spanish Super Cup tie is perfectly poised heading into the second leg after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu.
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Atletico will go into the match on Friday thinking they have the upper hand as they will be playing at their home stadium -- the Vicente Calderon. Very few teams have fared well at Atletico's home ground, and Diego Simeone's side will, no doubt, bank on their home support to inspire them to another piece of silverware.
"We have another match at home, and we are very eager to play in front of our fans, with a chance of winning another title that we really want," said Raul Garcia, the goalscorer for Atletico in the first leg.
Real Madrid looked like they were going to grab the advantage heading into the second leg, after James Rodriguez scored late in the match. However, Garcia popped up at the right time to ensure a draw and with it give Atletico the edge.
"They scored the goal against us at the end and we still found the strength to draw and have a fifty-fifty chance at home," Simeone said. "Once more, the team showed that when they work together, they usually respond."
Real Madrid will look to unleash their unbelievable firepower again, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema looking to feed off the passes from Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Rodriguez and Xabi Alonso.
If this Real attacking force clicks, then they are near unstoppable; but then, there is no better side capable of curbing Real's enthusiasm more than the well-drilled Atletico unit.
"Atletico won't change their style and will play as they did at the Bernabeu because they have the advantage given the positive result," Real manager Carlo Ancelotti said. "To win at the Calderon we must play with intensity and more velocity than in the first leg.
"We are used to playing against Atletico and they're used to us. They will try to take advantage of the chances on the counterattack and strategic plays. We played the second half of the first leg more quickly, and not as slow as the first half. It's a problem of velocity and not intensity."
Ancelotti might make a few changes to the side that played on Tuesday, with the manager keen to not overextend his star players. However, one player who could start the game is Rodriguez, after the Colombia international came off the bench to net the opening goal in the first leg.
"I'm not going to say what the XI is, but I will change various positions on the pitch," Ancelotti revealed, while adding Cristiano Ronaldo is expected be fit for the second leg after the talisman was taken off at halftime in the first leg with what looked like a back injury.
"Cristiano Ronaldo trained with the side today as usual," said Ancelotti on Thursday. "He is fine and is available for tomorrow. If he's available, he could start."