Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the derby of the seventeenth day of the Spanish League, at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In the 16th minute, the Merengue team made a great team play. Karim Benzema opened the right flank for Marco Asensio, left it to Vinicius, sent the Brazilian in the middle and the French striker made a direct shot to score a goal.
Colchonero almost equalized the match with Antoine Griezmann’s left-footed free kick, and Thibaut Courtois showed a massive cover in the 35th minute.
In the second half, Benzema was no longer playing on the field, and remained on the bench as a precaution after reappearing after overcoming an injury. He was replaced by Serbian Luka Jovic. At Atleti, Simeone acquired Thomas Lemar and Joao Felix, leaving Yannick Carrasco and Griezmann.
The rojiblanco team suggested the match at the El Jarr stadium, but it was precisely Real Madrid that scored the second goal after two good interventions from Courtois.
Another counterattack by Manuel from Real Madrid. A long ball for Leovic, who drops it, catches it, he played for Vinicius and again the pass of the Brazilian, now Marco Asensio, who knows luxury with his left foot out of Oblak’s reach, in the 57th minute.
News from ANCELOTTI
Marco Asensio is the new in the main team of Real Madrid, which Carlo Ancelotti gave him his entry to 11 after scoring a great goal against Inter Milan in the Champions League and winning the match against the Brazilian Rodrygo, where he started as a substitute against Atlético Madrid. In a meeting in which the French Karim Benzemas returned after his muscle discomfort.
Ancelotti keeps alternating between Marco Asensio and Rodrygo, gives ownership of the Spanish footballer, and abandons the idea of playing with pure wings against Atlético Madrid. The Italian coach ignores third goalkeeper Tony Voedias and central Jesus Vallejo of the call.
Benzema returns to the starting lineup after being injured in the last round of the league, at the start of the match in San Sebastian against Real Sociedad and after missing the “champions” match against Inter Milan.
While Welshman Gareth Bale, who has not played for Real Madrid since August, awaits his moment on the bench to reappear. Among the Real Madrid players, only one player made his debut in the derby against Atlético, the Austrian David Alaba.
Diego Simeone is finally betting on Mateus being in the starting lineup, along with Antoine Griezmann in attack and with Luis Suarez as a substitute, just as Thomas Lemar will be waiting on the bench, according to the official squad of Rogblanco club.
Head line alignment:
real Madrid: Courtois. Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mindy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Marco Asensio, Vinicius and Benzema (Luka Jovic, min 46).
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Marcos Llorente, Philip Montero, Jeffrey Kondogbia, Mario Hermoso; Angel Correa (Luis Suarez, 60 minutes), Kwok Resolution, Rodrigo de Paul (Hector Herrera, 68 minutes), Yannick Carrasco (Thomas Lemar, min 46); Antoine Griezmann (Joao Felix, min 46) and Matthews Cunha (Renan Lodi, min 60).