Atletico beat champions Real in Madrid derby...

Atletico beat champions Real in Madrid derby

 Sports Desk

 Published: 02:49 PM, 9 May 2022  

Atletico beat champions Real in Madrid derby

Atletico beat champions Real in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid beat city rivals and La Liga champions Real Madrid to put themselves on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League. Harold Carlo Ancelotti's team rested several key players. 

Atletico beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Sunday night. With this victory, Atletico took another step towards securing a place in the Champions League. The team is at number four with 64 points. 

The league title has already been confirmed, just days after the crucial Champions League final. That is why Ancelotti did not include Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr., Thibaut Courtois and Luca Madrich in the starting XI. 

Naturally, this has an effect on the game. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Atletico Madrid grabbed the visitors. They got the first chance in the fourth minute. However, Real survived when Anhel Correa's shot went wide of the post.  

Atletico got another chance four minutes later. This time Carasco could not aim for a short shot. 

Real can take a shot for the first goal in the 36th minute. Jan Oblak had no problem returning a shot from Rodrigo, the hero of Europe's most successful team, scoring a pair of goals against Manchester City.  

Atletico took the lead in the 40th minute with a successful spot-kick by Carasco. The referee awarded a penalty with the help of VAR for fouling Real defender Valeho by Mathews Cuia. 

In the last minute of the first half, Tony Cruz's bullet speed shot from 25 yards went wide of the post. 

Real adjusted themselves a bit in the second half. However, Atletico got good chance in this half too. In the 57th minute, Antoine Griezmann's shot could not find the net. 

Two minutes later, Casimiro got a golden opportunity. Despite getting goalkeeper Oblak alone he failed to net the ball from D-box.

Carasco missed a golden opportunity to double the lead in the 60th minute. But from the D-box he hit the crossbar. Three minutes later, another chance was wasted on the failure of the Coeur. He got the ball from Griezmann and took a shot near the penalty spot along with the goalkeeper but Andrei Lunin returned the short effortlessly.

Real's attacking edge did not increase even after the arrival of Vinicius-Madrichara. Atletico continues to create one opportunity after another. Griezmann missed a shot from near the spot twice in the 73rd and 76th minutes.

Another chance was wasted when Carasco's shot came back in the 77th minute.

In the 88th minute, Marco Asensio's free-kick was denied by Oblak. Atletico ended up defending. Real grabbed the opportunity. But no one could send the ball into the net.

Real has already won the title with 81 points. Barcelona is at number two with 69 points while Sevilla is in the number three spot with 64 points.