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Atletico Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale scores 100th Real goal in derby win

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal as they beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to overtake their rivals into second place.

Casemiro put Real ahead with a volley but Antoine Griezmann equalised after scoring a one-on-one.

Sergio Ramos restored the visitors’ lead with a penalty and Bale converted from Luka Modric’s pass to ensure the win.

Atletico ended with 10 men after Thomas Partey was shown a second yellow.

Real revival continues

In-form Real Madrid have now won six of their past seven games, having drawn 1-1 with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Wednesday and this deserved derby win moves them to within five points of La Liga leaders Barca.

Santiago Solari’s side opened the scoring when Casemiro was left unmarked and he sent an acrobatic volley flying past Jan Oblak as Atletico failed to clear a corner.

Atletico levelled as Griezmann chased onto an Angel Correa through-ball to slot under Thibaut Courtois, who had toy rats thrown at him by Atletico fans. The Belgian spent three seasons on loan at Atleti from Chelsea earlier in his career.

But Ramos scored his eighth penalty of the season to restore Real’s lead after Vinicius Jr had been fouled by Jose Maria Gimenez. Four of his previous seven had been ‘Panenkas’ – chipped down the middle – but this time he drove the ball into the bottom left-corner.

Vinicius was replaced by Bale in the second half and the Welshman smashed a low shot beyond Oblak for his landmark Real goal in his 217th game.

Atletico fail to turn up in poor performance

Atletico were lacklustre as they conceded two goals in the first half of a home game for the first time since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano in 2017 – and the fastest in La Liga at the venue.

Griezmann’s goal, their one good moment of the game, came after a long video assistant referee delay, but he had timed his run perfectly.

Atleti had thought they had levelled for a second time when Alvaro Morata, facing his former club, chipped Courtois brilliantly from outside the box – but the VAR team correctly ruled he was offside. Atletico had been unbeaten in 19 games before his loan arrival from Chelsea, but have lost both matches with him in the team.

A red card seemed inevitable for Diego Simeone’s side, who had six players booked and it eventually came when Partey fouled Toni Kroos for his second booking.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 4Arias
  • 24GiménezBooked at 41mins
  • 2Godín
  • 21HernándezBooked at 58mins
  • 10Correa Substituted forHernándezat 65'minutes
  • 5ParteyBooked at 80mins
  • 8SaúlBooked at 72mins
  • 11Lemar Substituted forMachín Pérezat 59'minutes
  • 22MorataBooked at 68mins Substituted forN Kalinicat 71'minutes
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 14Hernández
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 23Machín Pérez
  • 35Montero

Real Madrid

  • 25Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 23ReguilónBooked at 64mins
  • 10ModricBooked at 66mins
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8Kroos Substituted forCeballosat 84'minutes
  • 17VázquezBooked at 22mins
  • 9Benzema Substituted forMarianoat 89'minutes
  • 28Vinícius Júnior Substituted forBaleat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 6Nacho
  • 7Mariano
  • 11Bale
  • 12Marcelo
  • 20Asensio
  • 24Ceballos
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
67,752

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Madrid 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Madrid 3.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mariano replaces Karim Benzema.

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Karim Benzema with a cross.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nikola Kalinic.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Dani Ceballos replaces Toni Kroos.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) for a bad foul.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Lucas Vázquez.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Madrid 3. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Booking

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sergio Reguilón (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Santiago Arias tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Nikola Kalinic replaces Álvaro Morata.

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid).

Hand ball by Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid).

goal

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