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That concludes our commentary of the LaLiga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid! We hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Atletico Madrid will look to get back to winning ways on October 1 when they travel to face Sevilla. Real Madrid’s first match after the international break is at home against Osasuna.
Real Madrid preserve their perfect start to the campaign, notching their sixth win in six matches with a 2-1 victory over rivals Atletico Madrid at the Civitas Metropolitano. Goals from Rodrygo and Valverde in the first half were enough to see off Simeone’s side, who largely failed to trouble Courtois in the Merengue goal. A feisty and stop-start second half was not conducive to fashioning goal-scoring opportunities but Atletico Madrid managed to cut the deficit with a late Hermoso goal from a corner-kick, with the defender unknowingly shouldering the ball into the empty goal. The comeback was not completed however with the match ending in unsavoury scenes for the hosts, with Hermoso picking up two yellow cards in a two-minute span at the end of regulation time. The win takes Ancelotti’s side back top of the table while Simeone’s team slump to seventh after their second domestic defeat of the season.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 1-2 REAL MADRID.
90' + 3' The fourth official indicates four minutes will be added to the end of the match for stoppages.
90' + 1' HERMOSO IS SENT OFF! RED CARD! The substitute centre-back who got Atletico Madrid back into the match with his earlier goal has put his side at a real disadvantage, picking up his second yellow card in two minutes after giving Ceballos a two-handed shove during a corner-kick for the hosts! Atleti down to 10 men!
Hermoso
Yellow Card
89' An aggravated Hermoso comes across and gives Carvajal a push, seemingly unhappy with the earlier challenge. The substitute goalscorer is also given a yellow card - which does nothing but waste time for the hosts.
Dani Carvajal
Yellow Card
88' Carvajal runs up behind Reinildo during a race for the loose ball and gives him a push, sending the Brazil international to the ground. The referee immediately takes out his card and shows the Real Madrid right-back a yellow with two minutes left.
Dani Ceballos
Rodrygo
86' Ceballos comes on for Rodrygo and he will undoubtedly be tasked with winning the ball back and keeping possession with neat passes.
Marco Asensio
T. Kroos
86' Asensio comes on for Kroos with Ancelotti looking to inject fresh legs into the midfield.
85' He didn’t know much about it but Hermoso certainly won’t care as he’s unexpectedly put Atletico Madrid back in the game with five minutes left - very much against the run of play. Simeone would be ecstatic with a point considering the situation but his side still have more to do.
Hermoso
Goal
83' HERMOSO CUTS THE DEFICIT! 2-1! Atletico Madrid punish their opponents’ mistakes at the back as Griezmann’s corner-kick is missed by Courtois, allowing the substitute defender to shoulder the ball into the back of the net!
E. Camavinga
L. Modrić
82' Camavinga makes an appearance, giving Modric an early rest.
Saúl
G. Kondogbia
81' Saul is given nine minutes to make an impact as Kondogbia is recalled to the bench.
79' Correa takes a quick short corner to Griezmann, who immediately returns possession to the Argentina international. He attempts a skillful shot with the outside of his boot but it fails to trouble Courtois, who gets down calmly to make an easy save.
77' Correa manages to sneak past Tchouameni down the byline but his second touch is a bit heavy, allowing Rudiger to come across and make an instant impact by whacking his clearance off the forward and behind for a goal-kick.
A. Rüdiger
F. Mendy
74' A defensive swap for Real Madrid sees Rudiger come on for the booked Mendy.
Á. Correa
Koke
73' Koke is withdrawn as well, with Correa sent on to try and change the match.
Hermoso
Y. Carrasco
72' Hermoso comes on for Carrasco with just under 20 minutes to play.
71' Atletico Madrid look to be preparing another couple of changes as time continues to wind down at the Civitas Metropolitano. Simeone's alterations haven't necessarily worked to plan so far but perhaps another switch can turn the tides.
69' Carrasco’s slalom takes him into the Real Madrid penalty area but he’s unable to slip a pass between two defenders for Griezmann as another Atletico attack comes to nothing.
67' Simeone will oversee his 22nd derby as Atletico Madrid manager against Real Madrid in LaLiga (W5 D8 L8) and will equal Luis Aragones (W5 D6 L11) as the Atlético coach with the most derbies against Los Blancos in the history of the competition.
65' Felix heads down the tunnel at the Civitas Metropolitano immediately after being taken off, without stopping at the bench. It’s uncertain whether the Portugal international suffered an injury during the match or whether it’s frustration as he heads into the interior of the stadium.
Koke
Yellow Card
63' Koke is shown a yellow card for a dangerous body check, throwing himself in the path of Rodrygo to prevent a certain counter-attack.
Matheus Cunha
João Félix
62' Felix also makes way at this juncture, with Cunha tasked with taking his spot.
Álvaro Morata
R. De Paul
62' De Paul is taken off with Morata his replacement.
60' With 30 minutes left to play Atletico Madrid are struggling to get themselves into the match. It’s been a stop-start opening quarter-hour to the half with a number of free-kicks and set-pieces cutting down on time in play. Simeone has yet to make a substitution but something will need to change if the hosts wish to make it a contest.
58' De Paul plays a clever pass into the penalty area for Griezmann, who is unable to turn under close watching from Militao, who eventually forces an off-balance shot that’s caught by the goalkeeper.
56' Carrasco and Griezmann stand over the free-kick 30 yards from goal but it’s the latter who takes it, dinking the ball into the penalty area for Felix. It’s a neat idea but Courtois is quick off his line to smother it.
54' De Paul is barged over from behind which prompts the awarding of a free-kick to Atletico Madrid just outside the Real Madrid penalty area, though the Argentina international is not happy with just a set-piece, asking for a card as well.
52' Real Madrid’s Ancelotti has lost four of his six meetings as a manager with Simeone in LaLiga (W1 D1). Only against Luciano Spalletti in Serie A (9 defeats from 20 games) has the Italian coach suffered more defeats than against the Argentinian.
50' Llorente hangs a dangerous cross into the Real Madrid penalty area which looks to fall for Witsel but Valverde uses just enough strength to hold off the centre-back and allow Tchouameni to definitively clear his lines.
48' Vinicius’ clever dribbling forces Llorente into a clumsy tackle from behind, which gives Real Madrid a chance to relieve the pressure in their half from a free-kick.
46' Atletico Madrid get the match restarted from the kick-off!
Down two goals at home to their most bitter rivals, Simeone has little choice but to instruct his side to push ahead at every opportunity in order to disrupt the orderly Real Madrid defence. Cunha, Correa and Morata are all capable of getting on the end of chances and occupying defenders, which would allow De Paul and Koke to create from midfield. Ancelotti’s focus will be on seeing out the result in as calm a manner as possible; reminding his players to control their temper and focus on the game as opposed to the rivalry.
A fiery first half at the Civitas Metropolitano comes to a close with the visitors ahead by two goals to nil, thanks to two goals 18 minutes apart from Rodrygo and Valverde. In a match of relatively few chances, Ancelotti’s side have managed the nerves better and fashioned a couple of gilt-edged chances, taking them both with aplomb. Outside of strikes from distance and set-pieces the combination of Griezmann and Felix have not created enough, with Courtois barely tested in the opening 45 minutes.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: ATLETICO MADRID 0-2 REAL MADRID.
45' + 1' It looks as though Atletico Madrid too want to just see out the first half and get into the dressing room for further instructions. It's been a poor half from the hosts with Simeone facing a number of decisions ahead of the resumption.
44' The fourth official indicates two minutes will be added at the end of the half for stoppages.
42' Vinicius goes down claiming he was elbowed in the neck by Reinildo but the referee is not interested in producing a second yellow card for the centre-back.
40' Carrasco feints inside and out before cutting back onto his right foot and firing an acute-angle strike which is met by an expert parry from Courtois.
38' Vinicius’s overzealous closing down gets him in trouble with the referee after he sends De Paul to the ground in a heap. It’s a free-kick for the hosts, who have struggled to sustain pressure on their opponents in the first half.
F. Valverde
Goal
36' THE VISITORS DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! 2-0! Vinicius breaks into the penalty area with unmistakable speed, putting himself ahead of Witsel and Felipe to prod a shot towards goal. Oblak makes a great close-range reaction save which pushes the ball onto the far post but Valverde is there to take care of the rebound and finish the move!
35' Griezmann’s free-kick is a confused effort that sails high and wide of the target - giving Courtois a goal-kick.
F. Mendy
Yellow Card
33' Mendy leaps into a scissor-style tackle which makes sure to catch both of Llorente’s legs, bringing him down near the byline. It’s a yellow card for the Real Madrid left-back and a free-kick in a dangerous position for the hosts.
32' Real Madrid are the only team with a 100% win record in the top five European leagues this season (5/5). Los Blancos will be looking to win all six of their opening league games to a season for the fifth time in history and the first time since 1987/88.
30' The ensuing free-kick is swung in by Kroos but Koke does just enough to flick it out of his penalty area.
Reinildo
Yellow Card
28' Rodrygo goes down holding his right leg after receiving a flying stomp from Reinildo during a chase for the ball. The centre-back is immediately shown the yellow card with the referee apparently debating an even more severe punishment.
26' Atletico’s set-piece routine almost pays dividends as Griezmann takes his corner short to De Paul, who immediately sends a cross into the near post. Witsel gets on the end of the ball and powers a header towards goal but the centre-back fails to hit the target.
24' Vinicius goes down holding his head just outside the penalty area after a duel with Llorente. De Paul, Koke and Felipe all plead with the referee to discipline the forward for diving but it does appear the Real Madrid forward took an accidental knee to the back of the head.
22' De Paul and Vinicius get into a scuffle with referee Munuera Montero stepping in between the Brazil and Argentina internationals to prevent the aggression from spilling over.
20' Vinicius manages to wriggle free of three Atletico defenders before going down under a heavy tackle from Kondogbia, which is deemed fair by the referee as a ball-winning challenge.
A. Tchouaméni
Assist
18' Tchouameni's fantastic pass will go down as the assist - putting Rodrygo in a perfect position to take the lead.
Rodrygo
Goal
18' REAL MADRID TAKE THE LEAD! 1-0! Rodrygo cuts in from the left and plays a pass to Tchouameni, who brilliantly lifts the ball over the top of the defence in order to return it to the Brazil international. A leaping Felipe can’t get on the end of it, which allows Rodrygo to steal in and tuck his finish past Oblak from close range!
18' JUST WIDE! Kondogbia winds up and hits a thunderbolt from 35 yards out, taking a touch before slamming an effort that sends Courtois flying to his left - only to watch the shot whistle narrowly wide!
16' The referee now blows his whistle but it’s to give Real Madrid a set-piece after Kondogbia’s push on Tchouameni. The visitors opt to play it quickly and keep possession while all 11 Atletico players crowd their own half of the pitch.
14' Griezmann is pleading with the referee for a free-kick just outside the Real Madrid penalty area after a coming-together with Alaba but the match official is unmoved as he allows play to continue with the Austria international.
12' Koke plays a stupendous pass from the centre-circle which splits Real Madrid’s midfield and defence with one stroke of the boot but Carrasco’s eventual strike takes a touch off Carvajal and slams into the side netting.
10' Militao clips a dangerous pass over the top of the Atletico defence for Rodrygo, who manages to unwittingly control the pass between two defenders before Felipe manages to do enough to dispossess the forward.
8' Llorente charges forward down the right wing and looks to slip a pass through for De Paul, but Mendy gets a touch to divert it. Griezmann gets onto the loose ball and looks for Felix but the Portugal international is immediately crowded out of possession.
6' JUST OVER! Felipe gets on the end of De Paul’s free-kick from deep in midfield but the centre-back can only lift his headed chance up and over the crossbar!
5' An early scuffle has already broken out between the two sides, with Valverde and Koke called over by the referee. The Atletico Madrid captain was not happy about a shoulder barge on the touchline, which led to a kick out and a push. It’s going to be a busy evening for the referee, who is already pleading with the players to keep their anger in check.
3' Knocking it about in their own half confidently, Real Madrid have not found a way of penetrating the opponent’s half as of yet. Looking to settle into the match and get accustomed to the atmosphere, Ancelotti’s side will have no qualms about taking their time in the early stages.
1' Real Madrid get the match underway from the kick-off!
Real Madrid make four alterations to the side that beat Mallorca 4-1 last Sunday. Carvajal is in at right-back ahead of the injured Lucas Vazquez while Militao gets the nod instead of Rudiger at centre-back. Modric comes in for Ceballos in midfield and the final swap sees Tchouameni come in for Hazard, which pushes Valverde into a position on the wing.
Atletico Madrid make six changes to the XI that beat Celta Vigo 4-1 last weekend. Oblak returns from injury to drop Grbic back to the bench while Felipe is preferred to Hermoso at centre-back. Koke and Llorente enter the midfield ahead of Lemar and Molina respectively while Griezmann and Felix take over for Correa and Morata in attack.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Alvaro Odriozola, Eden Hazard, Andriy Lunin, Luis Lopez, Nacho, Eduardo Camavinga, Antonio Rudiger, Marco Asensio, Mariano, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos.
REAL MADRID XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Angel Correa, Ivo Grbic, Mario Hermoso, Nahuel Molina, Matheus Cunha, Marco Moreno, Antonio Gomis, Alvaro Morata, Saul Niguez.
ATLETICO MADRID XI (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Reinildo, Axel Witsel, Felipe; Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo De Paul, Marcos Llorente; Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let’s take a look at how the teams are lining up - starting with our hosts!
Real Madrid managed to cope without Karim Benzema perfectly well last week, dispatching Mallorca 4-1 before beating Leipzig in midweek European competition, but the test is made even greater today against their city counterparts. One point back of Barcelona after their win yesterday, Carlo Ancelotti’s team can return to the summit with just a point.
El Derbi Madrileno takes the stage for the 230th time, with Atletico Madrid looking for their second-consecutive win in this fixture after beating Real Madrid 1-0 at home last year. Champions League performance aside, Diego Simeone’s squad have been in decent form to start the campaign, winning two of their last three games.
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