London: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is relishing the prospect of leading his side against city rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final after eliminating Chelsea in the last four.
The two Madrid clubs will become the first teams from the same city to contest a European Cup final when they meet in Lisbon on May 24 after Atletico won 3-1 at Chelsea in the semi-finals on Wednesday. (Atletico Madrid bring wave of celebration in gloom of economic depression)
Atletico have taken four points from Real in the league this season, having beaten them for the first time in 14 years in last year's Copa del Rey final. (Courtois made all the difference: Mourinho)
Simeone, however, does not believe that Atletico's intimate knowledge of their rivals will necessarily work in their favour.