Atletico Madrid have done it again by defeating the defending champions of Copa Del Rey in first leg of Round of 16. The vikings have now lost three games in a row after their phenomenal run of record 22 consecutive wins. Goals from Garcia and Gimenez provided 2 goals lead for the return leg of next Madrid Derby of the competition. Have a look on match video highlights of Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid with full summary report below.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 2–0 Video Highlights
It was first game for Fernando Torres after his move to Vicente Caldron from AC Milan. There was jam packed crowd for the home side to enjoy the first leg of Madrid Derby. Carlo Ancelotti decided to start without last Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos nearly got off to a perfect start as Sergio Ramos directed a powerful header on target from Rodriguez corner int he first minute, but save from Atleti goalkeeper denied it.
Gareth Bale had the best change for scoring the opening goal in thirteenth minute, flicking in a header from a free kick, but he was correctly ruled offside. Home team made a great counter attack with Griezmann forcing Keylor Navas into a near post save moments later at the other end.
He created one more impact for Atleti, winning ball from Varane before racing toward the box. The French defender recovered in time, however, making a well timed tackle to dispossess his France teammate. Both teams failed to score opening goal in first half and 1st 45minutes ended at 0–0.
Can we ignore the fact it was Varane’s initial mistake, and consider that the tackle of the season?
— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) January 7, 2015
Just like they did in fist forty 45 minute, Real Madrid started the second on the front foot, and Gareth Bale guided the ball just wide of the left hand upright after receiving a superb pass over the top from Marcelo.
|Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid|
|Jan Oblak||Keylor Navas|
|Jose Gimenez||Alvaro Arbeloa|
|Diego Godin||Raphael Varane|
|Lucas Hernandez||Sergio Ramos|
|Raul Garcia||James Rodriguez|
|Mario Suarez||Sami Khedira|
|Fernando Torres||Gareth Bale|
|Antoine Griezmann||Karim Benzema|
|Koke [for Torres, 59′]||Cristiano Ronaldo [for Rodriguez, 63′]|
|Arda Turan [for Niguez, 68′]||Jese [for Benzema, 75′]|
|Mario Mandzukic [for Griezmann, 75′]||Dani Carvajal [for Arbeloa, 86′]|
In 58th minute, Sergio Ramos made a mistake inside the penalty box area and the referee spotted him, awarded home side penalty kick. Raul Garcia took the responsibility and he sent the ball into the right bottom of the net. Navas judged the ball correctly, but failed to keep the ball away from net. Worst was yet to come for Real Madrid when Gimenez scored second goal after picking corner kick correctly.
After a record of most consecutive wins in the history of Real Madrid, this is the third consecutive loss of Real Madrid. The next Madrid derby of this competition will be held on 16th of January 2015 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.