Atletico Madrid defeated Real Madrid to congeal Champions League spot

Highlights:

This victory was their first over their rivals since 1999 in champions league spot.

The game ended with a score of 3-1.

Atletico scored two goals in the first half, and Real scored one.

Real scored one goal in the second half, but Atletico responded with another goal and a penalty kick to seal the victory.

How was the game?

 With the 2021-22 league title in hand, Carlo Ancelotti rested many of his players, including Karim Benzema and Thierry Thieves, after Real Madrid’s incredible Champions League semi-final win over Manchester City Beau Courtois and Vinicius Jr. 

The hosts made a breakthrough in a goalless first-half, Matthews Cunha equalised a penalty against Real Madrid’s Nacho, while Yannick Carrasco converted a penalty at half-time, Gives Atletico a 1-0 lead.    

“Today is a significant win,” said Atlético goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who made good saves in the second half. “It was a tough match. Real Madrid is the champions, but they played well; they wanted to score three points.   

“We had a lot of chances in the second half, but we didn’t finish the match. Luckily we kept a clean sheet, and one goal was enough.” In the second half, Atlético had several chances to extend the lead. Still, Andrey Lunin, replacing Courtois, made some key saves, and Carrasco hit the post just after the 75th minute, only ahead of the goalkeeper. Nacho had a chance to catch up with Real Madrid as full time approached but failed to make good contact with Vinicius’ cross from an occasion that Benzema’s absence made into a season-long habit of converting.  

“Karim is tired; he hasn’t recovered yet,” Ancelotti said. “The first thing I have to do is avoid problems. Luka [Modric] is also a bit tired; I preferred not to let him start.” The idea is to have the entire lineupailable on the 28th.   

We could not play defensively, so the attackers had more difficulties than the others. The result keeps Real Madrid at 81 points in 35 games, while Atlético is on 64 points, you are ahead of Real Betis fifth in the standings. The battle for the last place in the Champions League in La Liga. Oblak added: “Very pleased with the three points in this fight for the Champions League; this is an important step.”   

One reason for the change in Real Madrid’s squad is the upcoming Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28 in Paris, and Lucas Vazquez spoke about the starting lineup of the match. “The boss chooses the team,” Vasquez said. “Let’s get on the field to do our best.    

Three games left and then the Champions League final, we will have to work hard to win the trophy. “The best way to prepare for the Champions League final is to play those three games.   

In the Spanish league, no match is easy. “This evening made history for Diego Simeone, who won his tenth win against Real Madrid with 36 goals, surpassing Luis Aragones as the most successful Atlético manager in Madrid derby history.” Football is hard,” Ancelotti said.    

“We have to finish this season the best we can. We have amazing fans, we had a volatile season, and they were always with us. Today it was great to see our fans before the match. Fans and the club to keep this level until the end.   

He is an outstanding coach, having won five different championships and admires his personality. It’s the same when he wins and when he loses. That’s what makes Ancelotti admire.” 

On Sunday, Atletico Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid by a 1-0 scoreline at the Wanda Metropolitano in a less eventful edition of their cross-city rivalry. A first-half goal from Antoine Griezmann was enough to secure the three points for Diego Simeone’s men and deny Real the chance of a first win in four LaLiga encounters. The hosts made just one change from their 1-1 draw with Juventus in midweek, as Stefan Savic replaced fellow defender Jose Gimenez –

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