The most anticipated derby before the end of the year ends with victory for the Zidanne players. Three very important points both to shorten distances with the current leader, Atlético de Madrid, and to reinforce team morale. Winning the eternal rival, with the utmost respect for Barça, is always a rush of energy, positivism and optimism.
Casemiro’s header goal
Real Madrid have dominated the game from start to finish. The first chance for the Whites came a few minutes into the first half with a shot from Modric. Minutes later, Benzema was about to score, but he ran into Oblak’s sharpness. The pressure in the Atlético area is fierce and in the 15th minute Casemiro opened the scoring with a header.
The superiority of Real Madrid has been more than evident in the first quarter of the game. However, the rojiblancos have not collapsed after the goal, although they have continued without pressing, and the whites have relaxed. It has not been the best night for Joao, Suárez and Llorente.
The controversy of the first part has its own names, Koke and Vinícius. The Brazilian Real Madrid player has received an intentional ball from Koke. They faced each other before going to the locker room. End of the first half, where the madridistas have been far superior.
Oblak scores own goal
To get different results, you need to make big changes. Simeone has made a triple change, Lemar, Correa and Lodi have entered for Herrera, Carrasco and Felipe. However, they have not materialized on the field, although they have pressed a little more, and Lemar has had a very clear chance to score and tie the game.
Real Madrid has continued to press and seek the second goal. And this one has arrived the minute 63. After a mythical and incredible zapatazo of Carvajal, the rojiblanco goalkeeper scored on his own goal. Carvajal’s shot hit the post, it went out, but Oblak hit and entered his own goal.
Atlético needed a miracle to overcome the game and finally lost to their great rival, Real Madrid. Dwarfed, no pressure, disoriented. Simeone and his players has presented his worst face.
Day 13 of LaLiga Santander, leaves a sweet taste to those of Zidanne. A very important victory emotionally and professionally. They are only three points behind Atlético, although they have one game less. The last matches of Real Madrid clear up any doubts about a crisis in the dressing room. Victory against Sevilla and Borussia. Real Madrid beat Atlético de Madrid by two goals to zero. Nine points out of a possible nine.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius and Benzema
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Koke, Herrera, Llorente, Carrasco; João Félix and Luis Suárez.
Goals: Casemiro (min. 5, 1-0), Oblak (min. 63 pp, 2-0) –