Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has voiced his delight with his side's 4-1 La Liga win over city-rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.Jose Mourinho's side moved four points clear of Barcelona again in the table following Wednesday's victory, and Xabi Alonso stressed that the win was a real confidence boost for his side.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired a hat-trick as Real Madrid restored their four-point lead atop La Liga with a 4-1 rout of Atletico Madrid.Ronaldo was the star of the capital city derby, opening his side's account in emphatic fashion after dipping a superb 30-yard free-kick into goal after 25 minutes.
Bernd Schuster believes Real Madrid are the clear favourites going into a La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.Real go into the match at Estadio Vicente Calderon on top of the table and will take confidence from the fact that it has been 12 years since their cross-city rivals last defeated them.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has called for maximum focus ahead of his team's derby clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.La Liga leaders Real will lock horns with title rivals Barcelona in a match which could decide the outcome of the championship on April 21.
Atletico Madrid attacker Radamel Falcao is desperate to find the net against cross town rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.The 26-year-old striker has already found the net 20 times in La Liga this term, and the Colombian is keen to add to his tally in Wednesday's derby at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
Barcelona will be hoping Atletico Madrid will do them a favour in the Madrid derby as La Liga packs in a full round of games midweek.Atletico host Real Madrid on Wednesday but in bad news for Barcelona, Atletico have failed to defeat their local rivals in 20-straight clashes.