Against the city rival Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid was dim in the first half. On the other side, Atletico presented some eye-catchy performance in the meantime. But in the 2nd half, Atletico could not keep their performance. The French striker Karim Benzema scored an amazing goal and so, the team of Zidane has left the ground with a wonderful victory. At the same time, Real Madrid is securing the La Liga top position!
Earlier today, at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid won against Atletico Madrid by a 1 – 0 goal. Through the victory, than the 2nd ranked team Barcelona, Real Madrid has moved six points ahead. Now, they are securing their position and moving towards the title. In the last September 2019, they faced each other for the first time. The match ended with a 0 – 0 goals draw. The match that took place earlier today, became amazing through attacks and counter-attacks.
FT | REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLÉTICO MADRID.
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In the 11th minute, the shot of Sergio Ramos went outside of the crossbar. Two minutes later, Atletico made an amazing attack but Mendy stopped the attack. A couple of minutes later, a shot of Vitolo was stopped by Courtois. In the 24th minute, Atletico Madrid missed a golden chance. From the tough corner, the shot of the Spanish midfielder Vitolo was stopped by the post. And before the break, Luka Modric took a shot that was stopped by the Atletico goalkeeper Oblak.
To make the attacking section more powerful, after the break, Real boss Zidane took two midfielders Kroos and Isco and grounded two forwards Vinicius Junior and Lucas Vazquez. They got success within a very short time. In the 56th minute, the Brazilian forward Vinicius made an amazing pass. Mendy received the ball and made the low cross. From the six yards, the French striker Benzema did not make any mistake of finding the net.
⚽️ Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid | Karim Benzema struck early in the second half as Real Madrid moved six clear at the top of LaLiga with a 1-0 derby win over Atletico Madrid. pic.twitter.com/S6Z296hcmg
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In the ongoing season of La Liga, it is the 13th goal of Karim Benzema. Lionel Messi is holding the top position who scored the highest 14 goals so far. In the 2nd half, Atletico lost their speed and so, Real Madrid started to give the heavy pressure and in the 81st minute, they could increase the goal difference. From the left side, Vinicius went to the box but his weak shot could not find the mark.
Including the last match against Atletico, Real Madrid remains unbeaten consecutive 13 matches in La Liga. Now, after the 22nd round in La Liga, they have gathered the highest 49 points so far.