24 May 2014

Atletico pair still in doubt for Champions League final

3:11 pm on 24 May 2014

Atletico Madrid will give Diego Costa and Arda Turan every chance to be fit for tomorrow morning's Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid.

Costa has been treated in Belgrade using horse placenta after tearing a hamstring during last weekend's 1-all draw with Barcelona .

Turan injured a hip against Barca.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti expects Cristiano Ronaldo to be fit.

Ronaldo has been troubled by a hamstring injury ahead of the showpiece in his home country and missed Real's last two La Liga games, withdrawing from the game against Espanyol shortly before kick-off.

After winning La Liga for the first time since 1996, Atletico are attempting to win their first European Cup.

They reached the final in 1974 but were beaten 4-nil by Bayern Munich in a replay, after the first match finished 1-all.

Real, meanwhile, could win the trophy for a record 10th time but it will be their first success since 2002, when Zinedine Zidane scored a spectacular goal to secure a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

A victory for Real would mean a third Champions League title as a coach for Ancelotti, who also won the competition twice as a player.