Champions League Final: Injuries Worry Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid F.C.

Both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid F.C. are sweating over fitness of key players ahead of their clash for the Champions League title in Lisbon.

updated: May 23, 2014 08:23 IST
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Lisbon: Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have concerns over the fitness of key players ahead of the first ever meeting between two sides from the same city in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Saturday.

Real are the worst affected as defender Pepe and striker Karim Benzema remain major doubts, but coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will start despite a muscle problem which has prevented him taking a full part in training this week.

Atletico are almost certain to be missing their top scorer in Diego Costa despite the Brazilian-born striker reportedly travelling to Serbia to receive special horse placenta treatment on a hamstring injury this week.

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