Title out of rech, but pride at stake in Madrid derby

Jo Caldwell
April 9, 2018

Griezmann, who has a 100-million euro ($123 million) buyout clause in his contract, said last month that he would decide on a move before the World Cup which starts on 14 June.

"Teams like PSG and Juve have seen how hard it is to face them".

This was yet another performance that showed exactly why he has been attracting admiring glances from around Europe. However, the goal was ruled due to foul on Sergio Ramos in the build-up.

To general surprise, Zidane chose to take off Ronaldo after 64 minutes and replace him with Karim Benzema.

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Gareth Bale was unhappy after being left on the bench at Juventus in midweek, according to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane . Defender Nacho will miss out for Real as he has not recovered from a muscle problem suffered against Los Palmas.

Ronaldo opened the scoring early in the second half with a shot from near the far post after a long cross by Gareth Bale from the left flank.

Bale was the creator as he raced down the left before crossing for Ronaldo to fire past Oblak. Ronaldo appeared unhappy as he made his way to the dugout.

Atletico's clearest chance of the first period arrived on the half-hour mark when Costa broke into the Real Madrid box, but the Brazilian-born Spain worldwide saw his low strike saved by Los Blancos stopper Keylor Navas.

"On paper, we have a squad that you have all seen; we are who we are", stated the Argentine in his pre-game press conference.

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Ronaldo followed up last week's brilliant bicycle kick against Juventus with a poacher's finish at the Santiago Bernabeu but Griezmann's strike keeps Atletico in pole position to finish second in La Liga.

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Zinedine Zidane's men now trail Atletico by four points with just seven La Liga games to play. They could well have the title wrapped up by the time they welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou for the Clasico next month.

For the first time in the game Oblak was beaten, but he recovered quickly to get up and save Dani Carvajal's rebound on the volley.

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Barca now hold an 11 point lead over Atletico but Diego Simeone's side can still lift a trophy at the end of the term via the Europa League, with Los Rojiblancos well placed to reach the semi finals after beating Sporting CP 2-0 on Thursday.

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