Aug 19, 2014 at 10pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Rodriguez (81')
Alonso (39'), Ramos (60')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Garcia (88')
Koke (5'), Siqueira (12'), Suarez (58'), Mandzukic (62'), Garcia (68')

Diego Simeone: Angel di Maria is Real Madrid's "best player"

Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia vs Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 22, 2013
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Angel di Maria is Real Madrid's "best player", according to Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone believes that Angel di Maria is the "best player" in the Real Madrid squad.

Reports have suggested that following the signing of James Rodriguez for a reported £70m earlier this summer, Di Maria had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu, which is said to have alerted Manchester United.

He came off the bench during last night's Spanish Super Cup between the Madrid rivals, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and featured in the move that resulted in Real's goal.

With that contribution in mind, Simeone told reporters that his fellow Argentine is his side's most important player, ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

"The game changed with Di Maria. It's logical [because] he's the best player they have. He's the player most likely to create openings in the opposition half," said the Atletico boss.

Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in signing the 26-year-old winger.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 2014
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