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Attacking stats bode poorly for Real

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Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone on the verge of Champions League glory

The Exploding Heads discuss how they'll line up in the Champions League final.

The 2016 Champions League final is here. Who will win? And what are the best bets? Let's take a look ...

Atletico Madrid can make history

For the second time in three years the two Madrid teams, Real and Atletico, will go head to head for the Champions League. But unlike two years ago, when Real came out on top after extra time having equalised in the 93rd minute, Saturday could well see Atletico win the competition for the first time in their history.

Atletico have finished runners-up on two...

 By Nick Miller

UCL rivalries: Real vs. Atletico, Barca vs. Real, Bayern vs. Dortmund & more

A look back at how Atletico Madrid made it to the Champions League final against city rivals Real.

The Champions League final sees city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash in Milan, but it's not the first time a pair of rivals have met. Here, we look at 10 other occasions.

10) Liverpool vs. Nottingham Forest

Fans still sing about their hatred of Nottingham Forest at Anfield to this day. Forest, having not been in the top flight since 1999, are no longer rivals on the pitch but back in the late 1970s, when Liverpool were at their peak, they were a significant thorn in their side. In 1978-79,...

Diego Simeone's Atletico alchemy keeps Rojiblancos in contention

The ESPN FC crew debate who will win the Champions League.

Diego Simeone, as ever, assertively set the tone. Once Real Madrid had confirmed they would again be Atletico Madrid's opponents in the Champions League final in Milan, the Argentine was naturally asked what it meant, and how the 4-1 defeat at the same stage in 2014 would affect things.

"It's not revenge," Simeone responded. "It's a new opportunity."

The Atletico manager is obviously trying to reframe the game in his players' minds so they don't self-damagingly get obsessed with Real rather than...