It was a pulsating first half that surprisingly didn’t have any goals. While Atletico were pegged back into their box for most of the half and indeed the match, they were quite vicious on the counter and Keylor Navas had almost as much work to do as Jan Oblak. The second half started and Real Madrid drew first blood with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 20th goal in 10 games. But Atletico responded quickly and Antoine Griezmann brought things back to an even keel just minutes later. It was all a bit scrappy after that it remains to be seen whether Lucas Vazquez will be able to play next week’s Champions League fixture after he twisted his ankle.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Highlights:
- 21:03 (IST)
GOAL! Real 1-1 Atletico (Griezmann 57 mins)
What a response! Atletico get on Real's throats as soon as play restarts. Partey plays in Griezmann wh passes it to Vitolo. Vitolo's touch takes the ball away from Navas and Griezmann passes it into the empty net. Game On!
- 21:00 (IST)
GOAL! Real 1-0 Atletico (Ronaldo 53)
It just had to be him. Gareth Bale with cross from the left and Ronaldo is at the far post, he stretches and meets the ball with his feet. It is the perfect connection and it goes past Oblak, Real ahead.
- 20:33 (IST)
HALF TIME! Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Pulsating is the one word that describes this half best. Real have had more possession and more chances but it looks like this is what Atletico had planned. The away side have had their own fair share of chances and looked fairly solid in defence. Having said that, though, Real have had some very good chances and Simeone will be asking his defence to plug those gaps that they exploited in the first half.
- 19:45 (IST)
Real Madrid kick off the match at the Bernabeu attacking from right to left for the first half. Both sides are in their regular colours.
- 19:28 (IST)
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Kovacic; Vazquez, Asensio, Bale; Ronaldo
Subs: Casilla, Theo, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Isco, Benzema
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Lucas; Thomas, Koke, Saul, Vitolo; Griezmann, Costa
Subs: Werner, Vrsaljko, Torres, Gameiro, Correa, Montoro, Gabi