La Liga
8 April 2018
Game week
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Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)


Cristiano Ronaldo (G) 53' (assist by: G. Bale)
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57' A. Griezmann (G) (assist by: Vitolo)


Minute   Description
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The Madrid derby ends honours even as Cristiano Ronaldo's opener was cancelled out by Antoine Griezmann. Real Madrid pushed for a winner late in the game, but Sergio Ramos' free-kick was well saved by Jan Oblak. Atletico Madrid will also feel that they could have won the contest a Keylor Navas produced a brilliant save to deny Koke in the second half. Both managers will feel that a point apiece was a fair result.
90'+3 The referee ends the contest.
90'+2 Ramos latches on to Isco's corner from the left flank and heads towards the net, but he can only guide his effort wide of the post.
90'+1 SAVE! Ramos curls his effort over the wall and towards the top corner, but Oblak springs to his right and tips the ball over the bar.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
Isco is caught on the edge of the box by Savic, handing Real Madrid a free-kick in a threatening position.
89' Hernandez brings down Bale and goes into the book.
88' Vazquez goes down easily under a challenge from Juanfran and goes into the book for simulation.
87' OVER! Marcelo cuts in from the left flank and tees up Kroos for a strike from the edge of the box, but he lifts his effort well over the bar.
85' Bale tries to weave his way through traffic on the edge of the box, but the Welshman is crowded out before he can threaten.
83' Isco collects in acres of space on the left flank, but he cannot pick out a white shirt in the box. Carvajal on the charge drills his effort nowhere the net.
82' Gameiro replaces Partey for the visitors.
81' Griezmann almost releases Correa in the box, but the ball just speeds ahead of the winger, forcing him wide rather than presenting a shooting chance.
78' Marcelo and Modric combine on the edge of the box and the midfielder is afforded space to shoot at goal, but he drills his effort wide of the target.
77' WIDE! Bale rises highest in the box to head Carvajal's cross towards the net, but he guides his effort narrowly wide the post.
75' Godin and Vazquez collide in the box and it results in the Real Madrid man receiving treatement on the deck.
73' Marcelo whips a low cross into the box from the left and Bale sticks out a boot. The ball loops high into the air and the Welshman looks to challenge for it, but Oblak makes a comfortable claim.
72' Isco comes on for Asensio.
Modric replaces Kovacic for the hosts.
71' Costa makes way for Gabi.
70' WIDE! Griezmann releases Saul down the right flank and he has Costa in support. However, he holds up and goes for the strike on the left foot, placing his effort wide of the post.
69' Juanfran brings down Bale on the charge down the flank. Challenges are coming in thick and fast now.
67' Marcelo has a surge down the left flank and he hammers a low cross into the box, forcing Oblak into punching it clear at the near post.
64' Sounds of surprise reverberate around the Bernabeu as Ronaldo is replaced by Benzema.
62' BLOCK! Griezmann breaks forward into space and he goes for the strike from the edge of the box, only to be denied by a mass of white shirts that get behind the ball. Madrid have been cut open at the back in the last five minutes.
61' Correa replaces Vitolo for the visitors.
59' WHAT A SAVE! Atletico are denied the lead by a brilliant reaction stop from Navas. The visitors break forward with pace and Saul's cross is deflected into the path of Koke 12 yards from goal. He meets it on the half-volley with a great strike. However, Navas dives to his right to make the save. An incredible effort from the Madrid keeper.
57' Vitolo makes the forward run to draw Navas out. The ball falls kindly for Griezmann to finish on the rebound.
GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! GRIEZMANN RESPONDS!!!! Partey and Griezmann combine to tee up Vitolo in the box. Navas dives at the feet of the forward to deny him, but the rebound falls perfectly in the box for Griezmann. There's still work for the Frenchman to do, but he holds his composure to fire his strike past the two players on the line. Atletico are back on level terms almost immediately.
SAVE! Costa breaks into the left inside channel and finds the offload to Saul. He goes for the left-footed strike, but Navas swings a fist at the ball to punch it clear.
55' Bale has another raid down the left flank and he goes for the cross into the middle. Asensio tries to steer the ball to Ronaldo, but is denied by an intervention from Hernandez.
53' Bale raids down the left flank and delivers a fine cross for Ronaldo to convert.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!!!! RONALDO STRIKES!!! Real Madrid are ahead as the Portuguese continues his outstanding scoring run. Bale is the architect as he surges down the left flank and lifts a cross to the back post. Ronaldo waits for the ball to travel over the head of Hernandez. He meets the ball on the volley and directs his effort past Oblak into the bottom corner.
52' Marcelo breaks into space down the left flank and he lifts a cross into the box for Ronaldo to attack. The Portuguese makes contact, but can only lift a tame effort into the hands of Oblak.
51' Kroos' deliveries from set-pieces have been hit-and-miss this afternoon. This time his cross is cleared with ease by the Atletico defence from a free-kick in a decent position on the right flank.
48' Madrid work the ball down the right and Carvajal goes for the cross into the box, but his cutback evades Ronaldo in the inside channel.
46' We're back underway at the Bernabeu.
It's goalless at the break in the Madrid derby, although Real Madrid have come closest to breaking the deadlock. Marcelo struck the bar with an effort just before the break, while Daniel Carvajal was denied on the rebound by Jan Oblak. Marco Asensio also struck the bar in the early stages of the contest after Toni Kroos had a decent shout for a penalty turned down. At the other end, Atletico have been quiet, although Diego Costa was denied by a good save from Keylor Navas. Both managers will want to see more from their sides in the second half.
45' The referee ends the first half.
42' OFF THE BAR & SAVE! Marcelo comes within inches of putting Madrid ahead as he curls an effort towards the top corner on his right foot after cutting inside from the left flank. The ball strikes the bar and bounces towards Carvajal. The right-back drills an effort towards the bottom corner, only to be denied by a fine save from Oblak.
40' Atletico clear the resulting corner, but Kovacic collects and goes for the drive on his left foot. However, there is a wall of red and white shirts there to make the block.
39' PENALTY SHOUT! Bale is released down the left flank by Marcelo and he tries to knock the ball past Savic. It strikes him on the arm and goes out for a corner, although it was pinned to his chest at the moment of contact.
38' Asensio swings a cross to the back post and Vazquez collects, only to be denied by a fine challenge from Hernandez on the slide.
37' Koke slides a pass through to Costa, but the forward fails to take the offload in stride, with the ball clipping the back of his heels in the penalty area.
36' Asensio creates room for a strike at goal, but the opening closes quickly with Juanfran making a decisive block.
34' Partey brings down Vazquez on a surge through a middle and goes into the book.
33' OVER! Saul latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and connects sweetly on the volley, but his effort sails over the bar.
30' CHANCE! Costa is released by Koke into the right inside channel and the striker has Griezmann in support. Costa goes alone and strikes a low effort towards the near post, but Navas gets down to turn his shot past the post.
28' SAVE! Oblak denies Varane. Kroos' delivery causes havoc in the box and the Frenchman pounces on the loose ball. He tries to force an effort past Oblak at the near post, but the Atletico keeper is off his line and is able to make a good block.
27' Juanfran brings down Ronaldo on the left flank and hands Madrid a threatening position to swing a cross into the box.
25' The home side build a period of pressure on the edge of the box before Kovacic pulls the trigger on an effort from distance, but Godin makes the block.
22' Juanfran forces a low cross into the box from the right flank and Vitolo dummies it for Koke. However, he loses his footing and slips to the ground. The midfielder attempts a back heel, but he cannot generate pace on his attempt.
21' Asensio has space in the left inside channel to clip a cross to the back post where Ronaldo and Bale wait. However, he overhits his delivery out for a goal-kick.
20' SAVE! Ronaldo has space to line up a strike from distance and he powers a left-footed effort towards the net. It's straight at Oblak, but the Atletico keeper has to turn the ball over the bar.
19' Ramos takes a huge risk at the back as he tries to beat Costa with a piece of skill. The Real skipper goes down, but the whistle sounds before the Atletico striker can fire at goal. Relief for Ramos.
18' It has not been an all-action affair as of yet as both teams are attempting to establish a rhythm in their play.
17' Vitolo pulls back Asensio and goes into the book. The Real players were quick to react to that one to ensure that the punishment was doled out.
14' Kroos is booked for his challenge on Griezmann.
13' Kroos brings down Griezmann on the charge with a poor challenge from behind. It causes a slight fracas between the two sides.
12' PENALTY SHOUT & OFF THE BAR! Juanfran flies into a challenge with Kroos from the corner, but the referee dismisses the appeal. Asesnio goes for goal on the follow-up, but his effort clips off the bar and goes over.
11' Asensio goes for the drive from distance, but his effort deflects off Godin and goes wide for a goal-kick.
10' SAVE! Bale rises to head Kroos' corner at goal, but nods it to the back post. The ball hits Ronaldo on the knee and spins towards the net, but Oblak gets down to make the save.
9' Madrid are putting pressure on the visitors in the wide areas. They win their second corner in quick succession, which will be delivered by Kroos.
7' BLOCK! Savic puts his body on the line at the back as Kroos' low cross is deflected into the path of Marcelo. The Brazilian goes for the blast at goal, only to be denied by the Atletico defender.
5' Kroos wastes an opening to send a cross into the box, floating a free-kick straight into the hands of Oblak.
4' Saul's deflected pass breaks for Costa in the box, although the flag is up for offside as he gathers the loose ball in the box.
2' Carvajal breaks down the right and tries to force a low cross into Ronaldo, but Hernandez deflects the ball into the path of Oblak.
1' We're underway at the Bernabeu.
FLASHBACK! The two sides played out a goalless draw in their meeting earlier this season at the Wanda Metropolitano.
STAT! Real Madrid have won more games against Atletico than any other team in La Liga history (86 in 161 league derbies between both sides).
Atletico have made two changes from their win over Sporting CP on Thursday. Gabi and Correa come out of the side and are replaced by Vitolo and Partey in the midfield.
Madrid have made four changes from their win over Juventus during the week. Bale, Asensio, Vazquez and Kovacic all come into the side this afternoon. Casemiro, Isco, Modric and Benzema all drop to the bench.
Atletico subs: Fernando Torres, Angel Correa, Gabi, Sime Vrsaljko, Kevin Gameiro, Axel Wener, Antonio Montoro.
ATLETICO (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Juanfran, Stefan Savic, Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez; Vitolo, Thomas Partey, Saul Niguez, Koke; Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa.
Real Madrid subs: Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Kiko Casilla, Casemiro, Theo Hernandez, Marcos Llorente, Isco.
REAL MADRID (4-4-2): Keylor Navas; Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos, Mateo Kovacic, Marco Asensio; Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Los Rojiblancos put forward a strong performance during the week in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sporting CP. Goals from Koke and Antoine Griezmann secured the win, with the Frenchman netting for the fourth game in a row.
Atletico will have their hands full with Ronaldo this afternoon as they look to hang on to second place. Diego Simeone's men are impressive form themselves, winning 13 of their last 15 matches. Their only defeats in that period have come against Barcelona and Villarreal both on the road.
Los Blancos have reeled off six wins in a row ahead of the contest, including their triumph over Juve. Cristiano Ronaldo is firing on all cylinders, highlighted by his incredible overhead kick. The Portuguese has scored 18 goals in his last nine matches, which saw him score four times in Madrid's win over Girona last time out in LaLiga.
Real Madrid come into the contest fresh off their 3-0 hammering of Juventus in the Champions League during the week. Zinedine Zidane's men are operating at the peak of their powers as we reach the climax of the campaign. Although their hopes of winning LaLiga are over, the club can still win the Champions League for a third season in a row.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu.


K. Navas
Daniel Carvajal
D. Godín
Sergio Ramos
T. Partey
R. Varane
Cristiano Ronaldo
A. Griezmann
T. Kroos
G. Bale
J. Oblak
S. Savić
Lucas Vázquez
Diego Costa
L. Hernández
Marco Asensio
M. Kovačić

Additional info

Javier Estrada
Miguel Martínez
Fourth official
Pere Barceló

Match Stats

Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
51 Attacks (Dangerous) 27
11 Corners 2
11 Fouls 17
20 Free Kicks 12
3 Goal Kicks 9
0 Offsides 3
6 Shots (blocked) 2
10 Shots (off target) 2
7 Shots (on target) 4
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
20 Throw Ins 9

Regular Season

# Team MP D P

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu