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September 28, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 79845‎
 
 
Diego Costa 11′
Top of the Match
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
Ángel Di María
Ángel Di María
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid

Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa puts Colchoneros into seventh heaven

The visitors claimed their first league win over their great rivals since 1999 and continued their perfect start to the season

Atletico Madrid recorded its first Liga victory over derby rival Real Madrid since 1999 with a 1-0 win at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's side came into the fixture on the back of six consecutive wins in the league and although the home side started well, the Rojiblancos took the lead in the 11th minute through Diego Costa.

Real reacted at halftime by bringing Gareth Bale on for his home debut, but the world’s most expensive player could not make a difference as Atletico held on for three points to move level with Barcelona again as the club continues to assert its early claim as a genuine title contender.

Real went into the match as the favorite given the club's impressive record in the Madrid derby, but coach Carlo Ancelotti acknowledged Atletico's attacking threat by replacing Luka Modric with the more defensive-minded Asier Illarramendi.

Simeone made three changes to the Atletico team that beat Osasuna 2-1. Emiliano Insua, Leo Baptistao and the injured Mario Suarez missed out at the Bernabeu, with Filipe Luis, David Villa and Gabi taking their respective places.

Real looked to impose itself early on, but Atletico took the lead just 11 minutes in. Koke flicked a magnificent pass between Alvaro Arbeloa and Pepe, allowing Costa to surge into the area and coolly stroke the ball into the bottom corner for his eighth league goal.

Karim Benzema went close just past the half-hour mark as he connected with right-wing cross, but he nodded wide of the mark, before Tiago inexplicably headed over when unmarked.

A few moments before halftime, Diego Godin had a header stopped by Diego Lopez before Costa attempted to knock in the loose rebound, much to the goalkeeper's displeasure, as he exchanged words with the forward.

Ancelotti responded at halftime by replacing Illarramendi and Angel di Maria with Modric and Bale, with the latter making his first appearance at the Bernabeu since his world record transfer from Tottenham.

The controversial Costa found himself in trouble again early in the second period as he received a yellow card for dissent and he was lucky to escape a red card as he continued his argument.

Just after the hour mark, Costa was put through on goal by Villa, but after failing to get the ball out of his feet, he hit a shot straight at the grateful Lopez.

With 20 minutes to salvage a result, the quiet Cristiano Ronaldo had an effort from the left spilled by Thibaut Courtois and a few seconds later, Modric fired a volley just wide of the top corner.

Koke nearly rounded off a good display in the final 10 minutes as he curled a shot towards goal, but his effort flew back off the crossbar before Courtois palmed away a Bale scissor kick at the other end to confirm an overdue victory.

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Real Madrid

25
3.50
3
Pepe
Defender
80′
2.50
4
Sergio Ramos
Defender
67′
2.00
5
Fabio Coentrao
Defender
40′
3.00
17
Arbeloa
Defender
77′
2.50
6
Sami Khedira
Midfielder
3.00
22
Ángel Di María
Midfielder
46′
2.00
23
Isco
Midfielder
73′
2.50
24
Asier Illarramendi
Midfielder
46′
2.50
7
Cristiano Ronaldo
Midfielder
2.00
9
Karim Benzema
Striker
2.00

Atletico Madrid

3.00
13
3.50
2
3.50
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
61′
3.00
20
Juanfran
Defender
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
3.50
5
Tiago
Midfielder
4.00
6
Koke
Midfielder
11′ 43′
3.00
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
38′ 88′
3.50
14
Gabi
Midfielder
3.00
9
4.50
19

Substitutes

1
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
15
 - 
11
Gareth Bale
Midfielder
46′
3.00
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
 - 
19
Luka Modric
Midfielder
46′
3.00
21
Morata
Striker
73′
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
1
Dani Aranzubia
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
87′
 - 
11
 - 
19
Guilavogui
Midfielder
 - 
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
 - 
6

Coach/Manager

-
2.00

Coach/Manager

4.00
-
 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0