Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid Share Honors: A 1-1 Draw at Santiago Bernabeu

In a thrilling encounter at Santiago Bernabeu, the city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid showcased their skills, concluding the game with an intense 1-1 draw.

Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz celebrates scoring their first goal with Jude Bellingham
Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz celebrates scoring their first goal with Jude Bellingham. | Photo Credit: REUTERS/Isabel Infantes

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Star Performers

Brahim Diaz of Real Madrid and Marcos Llorente of Atletico Madrid stole the spotlight in this encounter. Diaz capitalized on some sloppy Atletico defending inside the box to slot home from close range to secure his fourth league goal, while Llorente’s deep goal in stoppage time leveled the score.

Brief Highlights

Real Madrid opened the scoring after 20 minutes when Diaz capitalized on a loose ball inside the box. Atletico thought they had equalised in the opening minutes of the second half, but VAR intervened to rule out Stefan Savic’s towering header for offside. The game saw its final twist in the last seconds when Llorente headed past Real keeper Andriy Lunin from a Memphis Depay cross. The game was quite balanced with nearly equal chances and possessions, although Atletico Could not capitalised anything fruitful from their dominant chances of corners (8).

Match statistics (Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid)

TeamYellow CardsCorner KicksTotal ShotsShots On TargetPossession (%)Fouls
Real Madrido2174556
Atletico Madrid481054515

Timeline of Key Moments

  • 20′: Diaz, Brahim of Real Madrid finds the net
  • 37′: Saúl Ñíguez of Atletico received a yellow card
  • 38′: Mario Hermoso of Atletico was booked
  • 49′: VAR No Goal Savic’s header from Griezmen’s Corner
  • 85′: Pablo Barrios of Atletico received a yellow card
  • 90+3′: Marcos Llorente of Atletico Madrid levels with a goal.
  • 90+6′: Atletico recived 4th yellow card with Memphis Depay

Table Standings

Post the match, Real Madrid maintains the lead with 58 points, while Atletico remains in the fourth spot with 48 points.

What’s Next?

Upcoming fixtures for both teams:

Real Madrid:

  • Girona FC vs Real Madrid on Saturday, 10 February 2024.
  • RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.
  • Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid on Sunday, 18 February 2024.

Atletico Madrid:

  • Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao on Thursday, 8 February 2024.
  • Sevilla FC vs Atletico Madrid on Sunday, 11 February 2024.
  • Atletico Madrid vs UD Las Palmas on Saturday, 17 February 2024.

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