It was honours even in the first Madrid derby of the season as Atletico and Real played out a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed Eden Hazard to rise to the challenge if called upon in the derby against Atletico.
Barcelona have been handed a fine of 300 euros (£270) by the Spanish Football Federation for the way the club handled the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admitted his disappointment after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 by Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group D.
Atletico Madrid substitute Hector Herrera grabbed a late equaliser as his side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Juventus in Champions League Group D at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri knows his side must show “absolute determination” if they are to start their Champions League campaign with a positive result at Atletico Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino has played down talk of a potential rift between him and former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, who criticised his old club on international duty.
Atletico Madrid overcame a scare to see off the challenge of a fired-up Sporting Lisbon and book their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Diego Simeone expressed his pride after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal have been drawn against favourites Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
ANTOINE GRIEZMANN on Thursday evening pledged his commitment to Atletico Madrid, after it emerged Manchester United's interest in a summer move for the France forward had cooled.