The 229and Derbi Madrileno in history smiled at Atlético de Madrid, overcoming a timid Real Madrid (1-0) on the narrowest of margins. A victory for honor and the European stake.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid
Goal: Carrasco (40andSP) for the Colchoneros
At the Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday evening, Atlético held the house by preventing the champion and rival Real Madrid from celebrating their title at home (1-0). A White House overhauled by Carlo Ancelotti (tenures of Jesús Vallejo, Andriy Lunin and Luka Jović, among others) without real motivation, and which only existed too sporadically in a meeting of this caliber.
The Colchoneros looking for revenge
Determined to honor their supporters, Diego Simeone’s men began an already intense game with a bang. Shifted to the right and into the area by Geoffrey Kondogbia, Ángel Correa launched hostilities with a cross shot that shaved the right post of Lunin (4and). The Argentinian? Little polished, just like Yannick Carrasco, also imprecise despite a nice slalom in front of Éder Militão and a sequence too high (8and). Unable to cross an entirely red and white half of the field, the Meringues were mostly content to defend and mitigate a technical waste screaming at the recovery of the ball. A certain sufficiency, paid a few minutes before the break: left behind Militão and Vallejo, Matheus Cunha is indeed jostled by the Spanish defender, not controlling his intervention, and obtains a penalty converted on the wrong foot by Yannick Carrasco (1-0, 40and). only thinning whitea missile of the right signed Toni Kroos, slightly eccentric (45and). But these first 45 minutes will have been one-sided.
Failures, but no regrets
And if we thought Carlo Ancelotti wanted to reverse the trend, it was a mistake. Back on the lawn with the same actors and slightly increased intentions, the visiting contingent did not actually try to put pressure. Time to see Jović, forgotten in attack, come up against a vigilant Stefan Savić (50and). Worse, the Rojiblancos believed to wake up through Carrasco, rolling his ball over (60and). Then with Cunha, excellently served by Antoine Griezmann off the bench and missing his face-to-face with Lunin (63and). In the legs, the Frenchman was clumsy when placing a wrapped shot (73and) or take up a ready-made opportunity (77and). The hosts, back in business, should have made the break without the right post of Lunin, intervening in front of the active Carrasco (77and). No regrets, success is validated.
These three points are valuable for prestige, but especially in the race for the Champions League.
Atletico de Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak – Reinildo (Felipe, 73and), Giménez, Savić, Vrsaljko – Carrasco (Lodi, 90and+4), Kondogbia, Koke, Llorente – Cunha (De Paul, 89and), Correa (Griezmann, 46and). Coach : Diego Simone.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Lunin – Vazquez, Militao (Mendy, 68and), Vallejo, Nacho – Camavinga, Casemiro (Valverde, 61and), Kroos (Modric, 68and) – Asensio, Jović (Vinícius Júnior, 61and), Rodrygo. Coach : Carlo Ancelotti.
By Adel Bentaha