Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team will look to breach the Diego Simeone-drilled Atletico Madrid defence in the UEFA Champions League final in Milan on Saturday. The two teams have already faced each other at this stage, with Real Madrid prevailing 4-1 in extra time in the final in 2014.
Atletico Madrid will hope for a different result this time around, but Simeone will know, to do that, his team will have to be at their best, both in defence and in attack.
"The game will be very tense, very even, especially at the beginning," Simeone told UEFA's official website. "Whoever wins the early battles in midfield will have an advantage. Madrid, with their technical qualities, might try to play more.
"To play a final is absolutely fantastic, to win it is even better. That experience makes you want to continue living these moments."
While Real Madrid will target their 11th European Cup/Champions League crown, Atletico Madrid have never won the title in their history, making this match a touch bigger for them than their local rivals. Having said that, though, there is no way that Real Madrid are just going to ease off and allow their fellow Madrid side to waltz through them and take the cup.
Real Madrid have played some outstanding football in the second half of the season, and it is far from a surprise that they find themselves one step away from clinching a second Champions League title in three seasons. The key to winning that title will be staying strong in defence, nullifying the threat posed by Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres, and hoping Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are at the top of their game.
However, if there is any defence capable of stopping the Real Madrid attackers, it is Atletico Madrid's with Sergio Ramos, the man who scored a late equaliser to take the 2014 final into extra time, expecting a really difficult contest.
"We have to play with intensity, with a clear game plan and make as few mistakes as possible," Ramos told the club's official website. "Finals are decided by the smallest details. We have to defend and suffer as a team.
"They will still feel bitterness after the final in Lisbon, but when you lose, you get up, you don't stay down on the floor. That's why they've kept competing and they've made it here again. I don't know if that will affect them, but we're only concerned about ourselves.
"There is pressure in these finals and we'll try and manage it the best we can."
Where to Watch Live
The Champions League final is set to begin at 8.45 p.m. CET (7.45 p.m. BST, 2.45 p.m. ET, 12.15 a.m. IST). Here is the live streaming and TV information.
India: TV: Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Tensports Live.
Spain: TV: TV3, Antena 3, Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
UK and Ireland: TV: BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Ultra HD. Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live. Live Streaming: Watch BT Sport.
USA: TV: Fox Sports and ESPN Deportes. Live Stream: FoxSoccer2Go.
Canada: TV: TSN 1, 3, 4, Bein Sports and RDS . Live Stream: TSN TV.
China: TV: QQ Sports, CCTV, LeTV, PPTV Sports.
Singapore: TV: SuperSports and 111 Mio Sports.
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport. Live Streaming: Astro Go.
France, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, the Middle East and North Africa: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport 3. Live Streaming: SuperSport