The balance of power shown by the result was also translated on the pitch against Atlético. The derby started with passion and fire. Diego Simeone showed his players what he wanted to see by instant disagreement with the referee, but the home team was less able to play football.
Griezmann was finally allowed to start another game and was one of Atlético’s best players, but Courtois had no problem with his long shot.
At Real Madrid, Eden Hazard was again forced to resign to a bench and received more bad news during the match.
Rodrygo, who once again preferred to replace Benzema, showed himself several times and scored an amazing goal after one beautiful goal with Chuamini (watch the video).
Real scored again before the end of the first half. This time, Modric and Vinicius delivered one beautiful, but above all fatal blow. Vinicius kicked the post, but Valverde scored in the rebound: 0-2.
After the break, Real Madrid calmly returned and Atletico let the ball go. The party faded into small disagreements. Carrasco and Witsel stayed out of trouble, but they didn’t make a difference either.
The tension returned only in the 82nd minute. Courtois surprised his defender Militao with a corner kick. As a result, he went under the ball and Hermoso made 1-2 with a bit of luck. Then the same Hermoso received an unnecessary red card, but Atletico could not equal the result.
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