Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid, 2013 Copa del Rey final: Preview and TV schedule

Denis Doyle

Atletico Madrid lost out on second place in the league to Real Madrid, as well as both league derbies, but they can get them back by snatching a trophy from their rivals on Friday.

Jose Mourinho and numerous players have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu this summer, while Radamel Falcao isn't likely to put on an Atletico Madrid shirt once longer. Friday's Copa del Rey final represents the last chance for some of Atleti and Real Madrid's biggest stars to win a trophy before they move on to a new challenge.

Atletico Madrid sat ahead of their cross-city rivals in the table for much of the season, but Los Merengues caught up, and deservedly so. Madrid's biggest club is now nine points and a staggering 27 goals ahead of their opponents, whose league season effectively ended when they lost 2-1 to Real at the Vicente Calderon on April 27.

Both teams have two games left to play, but literally nothing to play for. They're both out of Europe and without a trophy, so this is without question the biggest game of each team's season and effectively the end of their season as well, as disappointing as those facts are for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid injuries and suspensions

Out: Raphael Varane

Atletico Madrid injuries and suspensions

Out: None

Both teams have rested players recently and have full squads to choose from, with one exception. Jose Mourinho is without young central defender Raphael Varane, who has played his way into a starting role this season.

Match date/time: Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 p.m. local

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), GolTV (Canada), TVE La Primera (Spain).

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