Real win the Madrid derby against Atlético and regain the lead in the Championship

In a boiling derby spiced up by tensions at almost every contact, Real Madrid beat Atlético (2-1) without convincing, this Sunday at the end of the 6th day of the Championship. Carlo Ancelotti’s men thus continue their faultless (8 wins in 8 games, all competitions combined) thanks to unfailing realism.

Before the two superb actions converted into but in the first period, on only three occasions, the visitors let Atlético settle in their camp. The Colchoneros carried the danger on the goal of Thibaut Courtois in the first 15 minutes by Felipe, whose header grazed the crossbar (6th), Yannick Carrasco, against Dani Carvajal (12th), and Joao Felix, on the corner next, countered by the back of Toni Kroos. But as often, Real finally opened the score on their first attempt.

While they stumbled on a well-grouped defense, the Merengues found the fault through Rodrygo. Aurélien Tchouaméni delivered a nice pass over the defense for the Brazilian who deceived Jan Oblak at close range (18th, 0-1). By his speed, the 21-year-old striker undermined the opposing rearguard (26th, 28th). In a similar build to the first goal, Vinicius was then kicked in deep after a one-two with Luka Modric and came on for Oblak. His shot crashed into the post, but Federico Valverde, at the far post, followed and canceled the ball into the back of the net (36th, 0-2).

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At 22 years and 234 days, Aurélien Tchouaméni is the second youngest Real Madrid player to deliver an assist in his first derby against Atlético de Madrid in La Liga in the 21st century, after Karim Benzema in November 2009 (21 years old). and 323 days).

Without an offensive solution in a 5-3-2 game system, which Diego Simeone did not assess in the second half despite being two goals behind, Atlético de Madrid remained silent for a long time against an almost infallible opponent ( 1 single shot on target for the locals). But to refuse the game, Real ended up being surprised. From a corner, Mario Hermoso, who entered in the 72nd minute, took advantage of Courtois’ missed outing to restart the match with his shoulder (83rd, 1-2). A short-lived suspense since this same player left his partners at ten for the five minutes of extra time, taking two consecutive yellow cards (89th, 90th + 1).

Thanks to this convincing success, Real Madrid regain their place as leaders of La Liga at Barça and continue their perfect start to the season.

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