“Cada Noche de Derbi. Vuestra Peor Pesadilla.”
“Each Derby night. Your worst nightmare.” This statement fittingly depicts Atlético de Madrid’s feeling whenever they have played Real Madrid in El Derbi Madrileño. Real Madrid has not lost to Los Colchoneros in twelve years. For further confirmations of Real’s dominance, Atlético have been defeated more often by Real Madrid on 81 different occasions in Primera than any other side.
A hometown intense rivalry being shared between fans of both football teams. It roots has both political and social divide in the Spanish Capital. Atlético de Madrid are desperate to break the curse against their local rivals while Real Madrid seeks to continue their dominance over them.