Real Madrid won the Madrid derby last night

Real Madrid win the Madrid derby
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Spanish giant Real Madrid won the Madrid derby last night as they defeated Atletico Madrid with a 2-1 margin. It is their 6th successive victory in La Liga, which sees the Los Blancos at the top of the table. Real Madrid won all their six games in La Liga and earned 18 points so far. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid have won three matches after playing six games. Moreover, the defeat against Real Madrid moved them to the 7th position.

As it happened

Last night, Atletico Madrid welcomed Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had to take a crucial decision in this match. In-form player Karim Benzema missed the clash due to injury. However, the manager set up the team formation with 4-3-3. He used Federico Valverde as a winger, while Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo played in the front along with him.

On the other hand, Atletico boss Diego Simione played his team in3-5-2 formation. He used three center-backs with two wing-backs. In addition, the manager deployed Joao Felix and Antoine Griezman in the front.

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However, the home team tried to dominate from the beginning. They kept more possession of the ball. But Real Madrid eventually took control of the match. They took 18 minutes to find the net. In the 18th minute, Real Madrid took the lead as Brazilian forward Rodrygo scored a stunning goal for the team. Midfielder A. Tchouameni assisted on that goal.

After that, Atletico Madrid became desperate to find the equalizer. They also created some crucial chances, but they couldn’t score. Moreover, the home team conceded again in the first half. This time, Federico Valverde beat Oblak to score that goal. Anyway, Atletico Madrid couldn’t return one in the first half. So, Madrid went to the break with a two-goal lead.

Coming back from the interval, Atletico boss Diego Simione made several changes on the field. Also, they performed better in the second half compared to the first. But Real Madrid defended extremely well. However, Atletico Madrid scored a goal at the very last moment as Mario Hermoso found the net. It seemed the home team could find the equalizer, but they didn’t. As a result, Real Madrid sealed the victory and remained at the top of the table.