Atletico extends contract of defender Hernandez until 2022

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It defeated the city rival in the final both in 2014 and 2016, and also in the quarterfinals in 2015.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone will have to find a way to stop Cristiano Ronaldo and Real's other stars to earn another shot at the trophy.

"It is great news for all Atletico fans, he is a player with enormous potential with a spectacular future to come", said the club's sporting director Jose Luis Caminero.

The pair's father Jean-Francois Hernandez also played for Atletico between 2000 and 2001.

Before April's derbi between Atletico and Madrid, Marca claimed on its cover that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit planned to pay the left-back's €24 million release clause and take him across the Spanish capital in the summer - breaking an unwritten gentleman's agreement which prevents such transfers between the neighbouring clubs. Is either Jordi Alba or Lucas Digne on their way out?

"Theo is an Atletico Madrid player and until now, as far as I know, nobody has asked us about him", Cerezo told El Larguero. "We can not talk about hypothetical things".

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"There is a code that works the same with all clubs".

"We have to think there is no return leg and do everything well from the first minute", Zidane said. "They finished the league terribly, there were problems in the dressing room. and then they arrived in Paris and played us off the park". Things happen as they have to happen. "They are decisive players". Real have already played 53 games this season across five competitions and even two continents after travelling to Japan for the Club World Cup. "We're used to playing in this type of game and hopefully we'll get off to a good start tomorrow (Tuesday)". Real Madrid in Europe are doing things well.

La Liga giants Real Madrid (Marca) and Barcelona (Sport) are reportedly interested in signing the 19-year-old, who has impressed hugely on loan at Alaves from Atletico this season.

"Simeone and Mono [German] Burgos are doing a great job for their club", said Zidane.

With a focus on tough defending and effective counterattacking, Simeone has kept Atletico competitive against top clubs and in position to win big titles.

Pressed whether he would rather make business with Barcelona rather than with their local neighbours, Cerezo insisted: "I always say that players play where they want to play".

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