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Real 1-1 Atletico: Ronaldo & Griezmann score in Madrid derby

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/04/2018

Cristiano Ronaldo and Antonine Griezmann scored one goal each in the derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to each the game in a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in their La Liga game on Sunday afternoon.

Real Madrid started the game with a much-attacking flair as Ronaldo and h teammates pushed up to get an opening goal in the tie.

Atletico Madrid almost broke the deadlock in the 21 st minute but Real Madrid defence did well to protect the ball form scoring. Real Madrid continued to threaten the visitors with a full attacking game as Atletico Madrid was kept at bay.

Diego Costa squandered a chance to put Atletico Madrid up as Keylor Navas was forced into a superb save. Thomas Partey was shown a yellow card in the 33rd minute for a foul on Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid almost got the first goal but Toni Kroos couldn't get the right contact with the ball in the box.

Marcelo's shot was denied by the Cross bar with just four minutes to end the first half. The first half ended in a 0-0 draw.  The first half witnessed a pure attacking game in display in the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid continued to press as they look to break the deadlock, Ronaldo put Real Madrid ahead in 54th as Bale connected well with the Portuguese international.

Real Madrid continued to press for the second but it was the visitor that turned out to get their opening goal as Antonie Griezmann equalised in the 54th minute.

Navas was forced into a save as Atletico Madrid almost got the second goal in quick succession after scoring their first goal.

Zinedine Zidane opted for his first change as he brought in Karim Benzema for Ronaldo in the 61st minute.

Atletico Madrid attacked for the second goal but Real Madrid looked compose despite the absence of Ronaldo.

Zidane made a double substitution as he removed Asensio for Isco and Kovacic for Luka Modric in the 71st minute. Real Madrid advanced forward to get the second but the visitors look composed in the defence as Real Madrid continued to deliver numerous cross into the opponent area.

Modric fired a shot in the 77th minute but it was inches wide off the target, Real Madrid enjoyed more ball possession but failed to capitalise on their chances.

The game ended 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Up next for Real Madrid is the Champions League game against Juventus while Atletico Madrid will travel to Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon on Thurdsay in the Europa Cup.

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