Real Madrid 2 Atletico Madrid 0 LIVE REACTION: Los Blancos close gap on rivals at top of La Liga – latest updates

REAL MADRID closed the gap on fierce rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga table with a 2-0 win in Spain's capital.

Casemiro and Dani Carvajal were on the scoresheet for the home side in their deserved victory.

  • RESULT: Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
  • TV/Live stream: Premier Sports
  • Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Casemiro, Vasquez, Vinicius Jr, Mendy
  • Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Carrasco, Koke, Herrera, Llorente, Surez Felix

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  • Kostas Lianos

    STILL UNDEFEATED

    As mentioned earlier tonight, Atletico Madrid have been unable to beat Real Madrid in La Liga ever since February 2016.

    Their latest defeat at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium marks their fourth loss in nine league matches throughout these last four years.

    Real's run continues, but can they keep it up?

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  • Kostas Lianos

    UNDEFEATED NO MORE

    Atletico Madrid's undefeated run in La Liga has come to an end.

    Atletico started this match having won eight of their first 10 matches in the league.

    But Real Madrid managed to end that streak and slow down their title challenge.

    Real also became one of the few sides that managed to beat Jan Oblak, who had only conceded two goals before kick-off.

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    MATCH STATS

    Real Madrid dominated 56.5 per cent of possession as Atletico Madrid picked up the pace following a miserable first half.

    As mentioned below, Atletico didn't produce a single shot in the first 45 minutes but got five in the second half.

    Real had a total of 11 shots, three on target, whereas Atleti only managed one shot on Thibaut Courtois' goal.

    A far more busy night for Jan Oblak who made two crucial saves.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    FT: REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    Real Madrid pick up a huge victory in the Madrid derby thanks to a goal by Casemiro and an own-goal by Jan Oblak.

    Casemiro opened the scoring after 15 minutes and a stunning shot by Dani Carvajal in the 63rd minute hit the back of Oblak.

    Real dominated the game against a totally underwhelming Atletico side, which failed to worry former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois throughout the encounter.

    A major win for Los Blancos who seem to be turning the tide following a miserable start to the season.

  • Kostas Lianos

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE FINAL WHISTLE GOES!

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    90+3 We can confirm that the second goal was an own-goal by Jan Oblak.

    Shame for Dani Carvajal as his thunderous shot may be a goal-of-the-season candidate.

    Shame for Jan Oblak as well…

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    90 Referee gives four minutes of extra time.

    Real Madrid close to ending Atletico Madrid's undefeated run in the league this season

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    90 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Real Madrid almost make it three with Lucas Vazquez.

    Federico Valverde steals the ball from Atletico Madrid's defence and passes it to Karim Benzema.

    Benzema finds Lucas whose powerful shot is saved by Jan Oblak.

     

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    87 SUBSTITUTION

    Federico Valverde returns for Real Madrid as he takes Luka Modric's place.

    Modric was instrumental, as always, when it comes to this big win that could see Real turning the tide on their league campaign

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    83 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Atletico Madrid are not giving up as we approach full-time in Madrid.

    Thomas Lemar, Atletico's best player so far, produces a beautiful shot outside of the box.

    However, Lemar's shot is too high and doesn't trouble Thibaut Courtois.

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    83 We're close to full-time and it seems like Atletico Madrid are going to suffer their first La Liga loss of the season.

    Real Madrid have been dominant throughout the Madrid derby with high pressing and exceptional passing.

    But the match is not over yet…

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    80 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Renan Lodi produces a beautiful cross from the left flank for Saul Niguez.

    Saul gets the header right in front of Thibaut Courtois, who catches the ball just in time.

    That was Atletico's best opportunity of the match

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    78 SUBSTITUTION

    Rodrygo comes in for Vinicius Junior whereas Dani Carvajal makes way for Marco Asencio.

    Those were Zinedine Zidane's first substitutions

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    75 Another shot by Atletico Madrid, the second of the night.

    Saul Niguez produces a powerful strike outside of the box but doesn't worry Thibaut Courtois.

    Can Atletico produce a late comeback…?

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    73 SUBSTITUTION

    Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone makes his final substitution.

    Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Luis Suarez, who was also absent throughout the Madrid derby

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    71 If the goal stands for Dani Carvajal then that will be the right-back's first goal of the season.

    It would be a shame if it went down as an own-goal by Jan Oblak as Carvajal scored an absolute stunner.

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    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    65 YELLOW CARD

    And this is another yellow card for Atletico Madrid.

    Mario Hermoso is the fourth player to get booked following a rough challenge.

    It seems like a red card in the next few minutes is not totally out of the question…

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 2-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    63 Dani Carvajal doubles Real Madrid's lead with a sensational strike outside of the box.

    Carvajal chests the ball down and his powerful shot hits Jan Oblak's post on the left before getting a deflection on the Slovenian goalkeeper's back.

    It seems like this is an own-goal by Oblak, we will keep you updated about it

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL

    REAL MADRID DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    61 YELLOW CARD

    This is unbelievable….

    Saul Niguez gets booked as well just a few seconds after coming in for Atletico Madrid.

    Saul gets booked for apparently complaining to the referee.

    The Spaniard is the third substitution to see yellow after Thomas Lemar and Angle Correa

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    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    59 SUBSTITUTION

    Atletico Madrid make their fourth substitution of the match as Saul Niguez comes in for Joao Felix.

    Felix hasn't been present so far in the game and Diego Simeone opts against keeping him on for more attacking options.

    Simeone's switch, though, remains tactical as Saul can produce a lot of danger from midfield

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    56 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Atletico Madrid come inches away from an equaliser with Thomas Lemar.

    Finally Atletico show some teeth after a fruitless first half as Lemar's shot from six yards just misses Thibaut Courtois' goal.

    The Frenchman picked up a beautiful cross by Marcos Llorente and produced Atleti's first shot of the match.

  • Kostas Lianos

    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    55 We're slowly seeing Atletico Madrid moving the ball forward and finding space to attack.

    However, Atletico did endure a rocky start after Thomas Lemar and Angel Correa got booked in just a few seconds after their introduction with a clumsy challenge.

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    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    51 Nothing comes of Real Madrid's free-kick just outside the box.

    Sergio Ramos' strike deflects on Thomas Lemar's head and goes out for a corner kick.

    Nothing comes of the corner kick either

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    REAL MADRID 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID

    50 YELLOW CARD

    Angel Correa also sees a yellow card after a silly challenge that almost led to a penalty.

    Correa brings down his Real Madrid opponent just outside the box with a bad push.

    That was a close call…

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