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Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid 1:1

Key Notes:
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have faced each other in 235 competitive matches. Real Madrid emerged victorious in 116 encounters, while Atletico Madrid secured wins in 59, and the matches ended in a draw on 61 occasions.
– The most significant margin of victory in a competitive match is 5-0. (Atletico)
– Atletico Madrid secured a last-minute equalizer to salvage a point in their derby against the La Liga leaders, Real Madrid.

Real: Diaz 20′
Atletico: Llorente 90+3′

Match Summary:

In a dramatic derby clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, Marcos Llorente emerged as Atletico Madrid’s last-minute hero, securing a 1-1 draw against their city rivals, Real Madrid.

Despite Brahim Diaz’s composed chip in the 20th minute, filling in for the injured Vinicius Junior, it was Llorente’s powerful header in stoppage time that salvaged a crucial point for the visitors.

Real Madrid dominated the early proceedings, with Atletico adopting a characteristic defensive posture. However, Diaz, Jude Bellingham, and Ferland Mendy threatened with early attempts for the hosts.

While Antoine Griezmann tested Andriy Lunin in the ninth minute, Diaz’s persistence paid off as he elegantly lofted the ball over Jan Oblak, putting the home side in the lead after 11 minutes.

Atletico had their moments, with Axel Witsel and Stefan Savic coming close from set plays. A disallowed goal for offside further frustrated Atleti’s attempt to level the score in the second half.

Rodrygo and Diaz continued to menace the away goal, with Griezmann’s close attempt saved by Lunin. Real sought to secure a vital victory, but it was Llorente who delivered the dramatic equalizer in the dying moments, nodding home a cross from Stefan Savic, flicked on by substitute Memphis Depay.

Despite Real remaining at the top, their lead was reduced to two points, with Atletico consolidating their position in fourth. Real missed several opportunities, underscoring their need for a reliable striker. While Atletico may not have entirely deserved a point, Real’s failure to capitalize on chances meant that honors were shared in this riveting encounter.

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Mario Hren