Ronaldo start for Real, Costa starts for Atletico: Champions League final Live

Diego Costa starts for Atletico Madrid after passing a fitness test, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both start for Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League final.

(Sporting Alert) — Diego Costa starts for Atletico Madrid after passing a fitness test, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both start for Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League final.

Live UEFA Champions League Final
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
May 24, 2014, 2:45pm ET
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Costa had been doubtful for the game because of a hamstring problem that forced him to leave the game early during last week’s 1-1 La Liga game with Barcelona, but has come through training and is fit to start alongside David Villa in the Atletico attack.

However, midfielder Arda Turan misses out because of an injury.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo does start along Benzema and Gareth Bale. Pepe, however, starts on the bench, while Luka Modric and Sami Khedira start in the middle.

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Modric, Khedira, Di Maria, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. Subs: Diego Lopez, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Morata, Isco, Illarramendi.

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis, Raul Garcia, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Villa, Diego Costa. Subs: Aranzubia, Mario Suarez, Adrian, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Diego, Sosa.

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)

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