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Real Madrid, Atletico play Champions League derby

May 22, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — For Atletico Madrid, the only thing in the way of the greatest season in the club’s 111-year history is crosstown archrival Real Madrid.

The Spanish rivals make up the first intracity Champions League final in history, with the match to be played in Lisbon.

Real Madrid is the competition’s most successful club and bidding to end a 12-year wait for “La Decima” — its 10th European Cup title. It recently had a 14-year unbeaten run against Atletico in all competitions come to an end last season, when Atletico won the Copa del Rey at Real’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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