Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid: Yannick Carrasco scores winner for hosts

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Yannick Carrasco put Atletico Madrid in front in the 40th minute
Yannick Carrasco put Atletico Madrid in front in the 40th minute

Atletico Madrid beat city rivals and La Liga champions Real Madrid to put themselves on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League.

With the title wrapped up, Real made seven changes following their dramatic win over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Atletico started strongly and Yannick Carrasco converted what proved to be the winner from the penalty spot after Matheus Cunha was brought down.

Diego Simeone’s side remain fourth, six points clear of Real Betis in fifth.

The Atletico boss roused the crowd with his arms as last season’s title winners held on to a win that puts them just one point behind third-placed Sevilla.

The hosts missed chances to double their lead, with Angel Correa firing wide early on and Cunha seeing his shot saved after great work by Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann and Carrasco also combined superbly in the box but the France forward fired wide of Andriy Lunin’s goal, before Carrasco struck the inside of the near post moments later.

Real Madrid improved when Vinicius Junior was introduced in the second half and the Brazil forward’s driving run set up a good opportunity for Marco Asensio, which was blocked.

Substitute Federico Valverde twice tested Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the end-to-end encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Carlo Ancelotti’s champions have three more league games to play before meeting Liverpool in the Champions League final on 28 May in Paris.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13oblak
  • 24Vrsaljko
  • fifteensavicBooked at 63mins
  • twoGimenez
  • 23MandavaSubstituted forPhilipat 73′minutes
  • 14LlorenteBooked at 37mins
  • 6Koke
  • 4Kondogbia
  • twenty-onecarrascoSubstituted forlodi dos santosat 90+4′minutes
  • 10BeltSubstituted forGriezmannat Four. Five’minutes
  • 19Santos Carneiro Da CunhaSubstituted forby Paulat 89′minutes

substitutes

  • oneLecomte
  • 5by Paul
  • 8Griezmann
  • 9Suarez
  • 12lodi dos santos
  • 16blacksmith
  • 17Wass
  • 18Philip
  • 27Simeone

real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Lunin
  • 17VazquezBooked at 28mins
  • 3MilitarySubstituted forMendyat 68′minutes
  • 5VallejoBooked at 38mins
  • 6NachoBooked at 71mins
  • 25Camavinga
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forVincius Juniorat 61′minutes
  • 8KroosSubstituted formodricat 68′minutes
  • elevenAsensio
  • 16JovićBooked at 20minsSubstituted forValverdeat 61′minutes
  • twenty-oneRodrygo

substitutes

  • oneCourtois
  • twoCarvajal
  • 9Benzema
  • 10modric
  • fifteenValverde
  • twentyVincius Junior
  • 23Mendy
  • 24Mariano
  • 26Lopez Andugar

Referee:
Cesar Soto Grado

attendance:
63,874

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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