Real Madrid have been boosted with the news that Eden Hazard will return to their squad for the crucial Madrid Derby clash at the home of Atletico Madrid, who are the pacesetters inthe Spanish La Liga this term. Real Madrid were the Spanish La Liga winners from last term and it would be difficult to retain their league title if they can’t hand Atletico Madrid a big psychological blow in the title race with an away win when the two teams meet at the new Wanda Metropolitano.
For La Liga, Real Madrid are in third place and behind Barcelona in second place on goal difference alone. The two clubs trail Atletico Madrid by five points but Atletico Madrid have a game in hand over the two El Clasico teams. Real Madrid are in a commanding position in their Champions League round of 16 tie with Atalanta after beating hosts Atalanta 1-0 last week in the first leg. Atalanta played the majority of the game with ten men.