Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi,
Godín, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Reyes, Mario Suárez, Tiago
(Juanfran 89'), Elías (Koke 46'); Diego Forlán (Diego Costa 77'),
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Lass (Arbeloa 80'); Özil, Benzema (Adebayor 69'), Cristiano Ronaldo (Di María 71'). 4-3-3.
0-1. 24. Benzema. Collected pass from Khedira and went on to beat De Gea.
0-2. 56. Özil. Turned shot wide of keeper after Marcelo crossed in from left.
1-2. 86. Agüero. Ran on to Koke return pass and beat Casillas from wide angle.
Yellow cards: Agüero 33', Ujfalusi 36', Lass 61', Marcelo 76', Xabi Alonso 87'.
Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid 1-2 on Saturday evening to maintain the five point gap behind leaders Barcelona. Atlético had not won against their city rivals in their last twenty meetings. And once again they went behind early on when Khedira slipped the ball through for Benzema to turn a shot past De Gea, the striker's tenth goal in eight matches. After that the home side took the initiative, but they came up against an excellent Casillas, who kept out a couple of shots from Agüero and a header from Godín. And with just over half an hour on the clock a good run from Marcelo ended with the Brazilian full back laying the ball across for Özil to score the second. Early in the second half Agüero got free on goal only to come against Casillas once again, and a not fully fit Cristiano Ronaldo headed wide at the other end a few minutes later. Agüero finally did beat Casillas after picking up a return pass from Koke with four minutes to go, but the keeper was there again to save a late Godín header and protect a record which has now gone on for eleven years.