Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda,
Godín, Filipe Luis; Raúl García (Adrián 71'), Gabi,
Mario Suárez (Cristian Rodríguez 73'), Koke; Diego Costa, Falcao.
Madrid: Diego López; Essien (Varane 69'), Raúl Albiol, Carvalho, Nacho; Pepe, Khedira; Di María (Modric 76'), Kaká (Xabi Alonso 66'), Morata; Benzema. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 04. Falcao. Far post header past Diego López after Godín laid ball across.
1-1. 13. Juanfran (own goal). Deflected ball past Courtois from Di María free kick.
1-2. 62. Di María. Ran on to Benzema pass and fired angled shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Raúl Albiol 06', Filipe Luis 11', Khedira 17', Pepe 18', Koke 24', Morata 41', Raúl García 61', Diego Costa 73'.
Real Madrid beat city rivals Atlético Madrid 1-2 on Saturday evening to consolidate second spot and keep alive their mathematical chance of catching leaders Barcelona. With Mourinho putting out a weakened side, the locals felt that this was their opportunity at last to end a fourteen year jinx, and also move level with their neighbours in the table. It certainly looked as if they were on their way to do so when Diego López could only push out an early Gabi free kick and Godín lifted the ball back over the keeper for Falcao to head in on the far post. But just nine minutes later Madrid were back level, Juanfran deflecting Di María's wide free kick in to his own net trying to clear. Courtois had to be at his best to keep out Benzema before the break, and after the restart Diego López almost allowed a looping header from Raúl García to enter the net. Soon afterwards Gabi missed his kick when free in front of goal, and a few minutes later the visitors took the lead when Di María ran on to Benzema's through ball to turn a shot past the keeper. Atleti had failed once again, and as the victors ran down the clock, many disgruntled fans left the ground early.