Los Blancos tied (1-1) in the capital derby against Atlético Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu. Zinedine Zidane decided to introduce his ideal starting 11, after playing against Leganés with a lot of new faces in the line-up. The BBC was back in action after resting in the midweek and they did not have their best performance today.
Real Madrid tried to control the match but Atletico Madrid were defending really good, as they usually do. The first chance of the game was for Saúl Ñiquez from a good header that finally finished in goal kick. Cristiano Ronaldo almost opened the scoreboard in the 15th minute put Oblak prevented it with a great save.
Casemiro was being the best player in Real Madrid in the first half, because he stole a lot of balls, giving the balance to the team. In the 30th minute Cristiano had the best chance of the game from a good shot that Savic saved it in the goal line. In the 38th minute Sergio Ramos did a big mistake in the defense and Griezmann did a great play that finished with ta brilliant shot that was very difficult for Keylor Navas, but the Costa Rican saved it.
Real Madrid started really good the second half, having the first chance in the 46th minute from a header of Cristiano. In the 53rd minute Pepe opened the score board with a brilliant header from a great assist of Kroos. With this goal it looked like Real Madrid was going to have a pleasant game until the end but there was a lot of minutes remaining.
In the 60th minute Atlético Madrid had a great chance to tie the match but Keylor Navas did a great save to Fernando Torres. Only five minutes later Pepe had to leave the pitch because of an injury in his shoulder and Nacho replaced him in the defense. Zinedine Zidane decided to change Kroos by Isco, with the aim of having the ball possession and to take advantage of the great moment of the Spaniard play maker. The French manger also changed Lucas by Gareth Bale in another poor match of the Welshman. In the 85th minute Griezmann tied the match in a defensive mistake of Los Blancos when there was not many minutes remaining. The French striker had two chances before, but he didn’t fail in the last one and these were very bad news for Real Madrid because there was not many minutes remaining.
Los Blancos could not win the capital derby but we can say they played a complete match but in the last minutes they did some important defensive mistakes. Now the team managed by Zinedine Zidane must focus in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.