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All Eyes on the Madrid Derby
Associated Press, September 29th, 2006 4:17PM

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If there's a headlining fixture in Europe this weekend, it's certainly the Madrid derby between Real and Atletico at the Bernabeu on Sunday. These are two teams with a lot to prove, but the pressure will be on the hosts, who weren't really tested in their first four games. The Atletico Madrid players know this, but they also know it's a new Real Madrid they're set to play against. Former Juventus coach Fabio Capello has been brought in to organize Real's sloppy defense, incidentally bringing several new players with him, but a poor defensive showing against Dynamo Kiev earlier this week will be fresh in the mind of strikers Fernando Torres and Sergio Aguero, the young Argentine sensation. Nevertheless, Real has only conceded once so far this season, a consolation goal away to struggling Levante. Capello has already shown is his ability to get results. "Soccer is about defending and Capello is one of the best in the world in terms of titles," noted Leo Franco, the Atletico goalkeeper. "It's going to tough for us to score," he said. Capello is likely to stick with the same team that beat Kiev 5-1 on Tuesday, which means David Beckham, Antonio Cassano and Ronaldo will start on the bench. Read the original story...


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