Aug 22, 2014 at 9.30pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
1-0
Real Madrid
Mandzukic (2')
Tiago (18'), Koke (51'), Greizmann (68'), Garcia (74')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Modric (48'), Alonso (52'), Isco (78'), Ramos (89'), Ronaldo (94')
Modric (91')

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

Sports Mole looks ahead to tonight's Spanish Super Cup showdown between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid following the first-leg 1-1 draw.

Atletico Madrid have the chance to nab the first trophy of the season as they hold the advantage over Real Madrid ahead of the Spanish Super Cup second leg this evening.

James Rodriguez, who moved to the Bernabeu from Monaco for a reported £64m fee, opened his account for the Spanish giants by finding the back of the net on Tuesday in the 81st minute.

However, seven minutes later Raul Garcia was able to clinch an equaliser to leave the tie at 1-1 heading into the return clash at the Vicente Calderon.

The crucial away goal gives the La Liga champions the edge in the showdown, which could result in silverware for Diego Simeone's side, who lost their star striker Diego Costa to Chelsea this summer.

Real, who secured a 4-1 victory over their rivals last season to win the Champions League final, have concerns over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Ballon d'Or winner was forced off the field at half time on Tuesday with a leg problem, but manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down the severity of the injury.

Angel di Maria and Sami Khedira are unlikely to feature in the starting lineup after Ancelotti confirmed that the pair want to leave the Bernabeu this summer, but new recruit Toni Kroos is expected to play.

Atletico are expected to field Mario Mandzukic up front, while first-leg goalscorer Garcia should keep his place in the team for the clash on home turf.

Recent form

Atletico Madrid: D

Real Madrid: D

Possible starting lineups

Atletico Madrid: Moya; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira; Mario, Gabi, Koke, Saul; Raul Garcia, Mandzukic

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Alonso; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

Sports Mole says: 1-2 (3-2 Real Madrid on aggregate)

Who will win tonight's Spanish Super Cup second leg?

Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid
37.1%
Real Madrid
62.9%
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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