Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid against Atletico in UEFA Champions League

by Sam Peoples

Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid tonight in their crucial game against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

With the tie poised delicately at 0-0, Carlo Ancelotti has placed his faith in Chicharito to deliver the goals that could help Madrid reach the semi-final.

Gareth Bale’s injury has given Chicharito the opportunity he would have been waiting for and it doesn’t come much bigger than a Madrid derby in the Champions League as far as local fans are concerned.

All season long Hernandez has had to deal with a peripheral role at Madrid as the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale have kept him on the sidelines. Understandably, Chicharito has become frustrated at the situation but he would been naive not to expect given the nature of Madrid as a club.

However, all of that is in the past and Chicharito will now be focusing on the chance which has been presented to him tonight. A winner in the Madrid derby to take them to the Champions League semi-final is a sure fire way to get fans on his side.

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