Ronaldo scores again but Madrid derby ends all square

09 April, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Local pride is at stake on Sunday afternoon when Real Madrid entertain neighbors, Atletico Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Madrid have now failed to beat Atletico in their last five league games at the Bernabeu (two draws, three defeats).

Since Atletico's resurgence Real have dominated the head-to-head figures in Champions League clashes between these two sides but it is Diego Simeone's team who have the better share of victories in the league.

Sergio Ramos nearly snatched a win in injury time but his free-kick was brilliantly clawed out by Oblak to ensure that the points were shared in a result which leaves La Liga leaders Barcelona 11 points clear of Atletico with seven games remaining.

Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez and Maro Asensio are all in line for a start, with Isco, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema all rested.

The home side were aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty after Toni Kroos went down under Juanfran's clumsy challenge two minutes later, and the Germany worldwide let his frustration show when he was booked for a needless foul on Griezmann.

It was Madrid who eventually went 1-0 up thanks to star man Ronaldo who struck in the 53rd minute.

As the first half drew to a close Real were within a whisker the lead, Marcelo hitting the bar and Oblak saving Dani Carvajal's follow-up.

The Frenchman's goal was fairly simple as he slotted the ball into an empty net after Vitolo had taken the ball away from Keylor Navas, but it was his celebrations that once again caught the eye.

Atletico's response was stunning and, after Navas pawed a speculative Saul Niguez shot to safety, they ensured Madrid's lead was short-lived.

Simeone's what-we-have-we-hold move nearly backfired when Bale skewed wide, while Sergio Ramos made his regular pitch to be Madrid's last-ditch hero - forcing Oblak to push a wonderful free-kick behind in stoppage time and powering over from the resulting corner.

France worldwide Griezmann, 27, has now scored on each of his last three league visits to the Bernabeu and has 18 goals in his last 20 games in all competitions.

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