At Real Madrid, Iker Casillas turns around season, awaits cherry on top in clash vs Atletico Madrid

Written by Associated Press | Lisbon | Updated: May 25 2014, 03:25am hrs
Iker Casillas is on the verge of turning one of the most trying seasons of his Real Madrid career into one of the most successful.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper lost his starting position under former coach Jose Mourinho last season, and the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti changed little with the Italian coach preferring Diego Lopez in league play.

But Casillas was handed Champions League and Copa del Rey duties, and he captained Madrid to the domestic cup title.

A victory on Saturday in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid would secure a double, something the 33-year-old Casillas has never managed in 14 seasons at the club.