First Division - Day 26

Real Madrid 0 - Atlético Madrid 1

Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Danilo; Modric, Kroos, Isco (Jesé 70‘); James (Lucas Vázquez 57‘), Benzema (Borja Mayoral 46‘), Ronaldo. 4-3-3.
Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luis; Saúl Ñíguez, Gabi, Augusto Fernández (Kranevitter 77‘), Koke; Griezmann, Fernando Torres (Correa 81‘). 4-4-2.

0-1. 53. Griezmann. Picked up return Filipe Luis pass and fired shot past Navas.

Yellow cards: Godín 31’, Filipe Luis 37’, Lucas Vázquez 62’, Giménez 72’, Correa 91’, Carvajal 91’, Sergio Ramos 92’.

Real Madrid’s title challenge is virtually over after they lost 0-1 to Atlético Madrid in the first match on Saturday! Well in the past now is the run of fourteen years in which Atleti were unable to register a single win against their city rivals, and Simeone’s side set a new record in being the first team to clock up three victories in a row in the Bernabeu stadium. It was a typical derby though, with chances at both ends early on. Ronaldo in particular fired a couple of shots wide, and then saw a free kick punched clear by Oblak, and Fernando Torres had two shots blocked before Griezmann and Koke tested Keylor Navas in the run up to half time. After the interval Ronaldo fired a shot just past the upright, but soon afterwards Griezmann connected with a return pass from Filipe Luis to beat the local keeper with a low shot inside the near post. Ronaldo and young substitute Borja Mayoral came up against Oblak a couple of times after that, Navas had to save from Saúl, and Danilo thought he should have had a penalty when bundled over by Gabi. However Atelti came away once again with a victory which opens up a four point gap over their neighbours, and if Barcelona win against Sevilla on Sunday, Zidane’s team will be a massive twelve points behind the Catalans. It was too much for some fans, who chanted for president Florentino Pérez to resign after the final whistle.