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Stars smile on Atletico

Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 6:30am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Saturday's Champions League final will be a battle between the two ends of the social spectrum in Madrid. Can the 'working class' Atletico stun the mighty, uber-rich Real? The planets seem to suggest so.

This match is similar to the 2014 World Twenty20 final between India and Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Iker Casillas, the Real Madrid captain, has exactly the same horoscope as MS Dhoni. They were born a month apart in 1981. Atletico skipper Gabriel Fernandez Arenas, better known as Gabi, has exactly the same horoscope as Lasith Malinga. They were born a month apart in 1983.

While Casillas and Dhoni have horoscopes of legendary proportions, Gabi definitely has the chance to pull off a coup against his cross-town rivals.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has already won a couple of Champions League titles and would find it difficult to win a third one. His rival, Diego Simeone, has an extraordinary horoscope and this could be his best chance to justify it.

The less-fancied Atletico have greater chances to pull off some magic by decimating Real. 'Project Decima' will have to wait. The only factor that favours Real Madrid is that Casillas has never won the Champions League as skipper. This could be his last chance.




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