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GOOD MATCH BY AN ATLÉTICO THAT RECOVERED FROM PEPE’S GOAL

Griezmann scored the equalizer at the Bernabéu

Atlético de Madrid tied at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid in a match in which they faced the music at all times and had the best chances in the second half.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

REAL MADRID 1 – 1 ATLÉTICO

 

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe (Nacho, 66’), Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos (Isco, 76’), Modric, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale (Lucas Vázquez, 80’).

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Carrasco (Giménez, 87’), Gabi, Koke, Saúl (Correa, 62’); Griezmann and Fernando Torres (Thomas, 78’).

Referee: De Burgos Bengoetxea. Booked the home players Casemiro (37’) and Carvajal (88’); and the visiting Saúl (52’), Godín (60’) and Koke (89’).

GOALS:
1-0. 52’. Pepe scores with a header after a free kick hit by Kroos.
1-1. 85’. Griezmann scores with a low shot after s phenomenal pass from Correa.

Atlético de Madrid walked out onto the pitch of the Santiago Bernabéu convinced in their possibilities and with a collaborative and organized work from the whole team. Based on a solid defence, Real Madrid had three chances to score in the first half and in almost all of them found a brilliant Oblak. First, it was Ronaldo fifteen minutes in, then it was Benzema who tried his luck and met a prodigious hand of the red and white keeper. And when he could not make it, as in Ronaldo's shot, Savic was between the sticks to avoid the goal. It woke up our players, who had two consecutive chances. First, Griezmann's shot that Navas sent to the corner and then, Godín's header to Gabi's cross that went just wide of the post.

In the second half, more of the same until Pepe scored in 52’, in a free-kick, just before he left injured. It did not affect our players, who little by little, creating danger for the rival. First it was Torres who forced Navas to work and then Griezmann warned with a spectacular bicycle kick cleared by the keeper from Costa Rica. What he could not save was Griezmann's finish after a great collective play and Correa’s excellent pass. A tie that left a good impression for the red and white fans who went to the Bernabéu and that allows us to add another point this week. 

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