It is not just a fight between two cross-town rivals as Real Madrid get ready to take on Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday, but a Marxian class struggle that has plagued the Spanish capital's football scene ever since the early 20th century.
Despite the minor injury concerns surrounding Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid skipper Diego Godin, the Champions League final is set to feature two full-strength teams from the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid have the opportunity to avenge their 2014 Champions League final loss to city rivals Real Madrid when they take on Los Blancos in the competition's showpiece on Saturday.
It has been three days since Italian media broke the news that Juventus entered into verbal agreements with Barcelona stars Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano. It seems now that it's the Catalan side's turn their attention to Juve target and Sassuolo prospect Domenico Berardi.
Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers if the £38m asking price is met.
Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win in the semi final of the 1958-59 European Cup remains their only triumph over cross city rivals Real Madrid in European competitions.
According to reports emerging from Spain, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has agreed a three-year deal with Juventus.
Manuel Garcia Quilon, the agent of Napoli's Spanish trio of Albiol, Reina and Callejon, has reportedly offered the services of Pepe Reina and Jose Maria Callejon to Barcelona.
Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in this year’s Champions league final in Milan on the 28th of May in what is a repeat of the 2014 finals.
Thibaut Courtois has calmed the nerves of the Chelsea fans to some extent, by saying that he will stay at the Stamford Bridge "if nothing major happens".