Atletico Madrid 1-0 Actual Madrid: Yannick Carrasco penalty offers Diego Simeone’s facet first ever league win in derby at Wanda Metropolitano as Champions League finalists preserve Karim Benzema benched
- Yannick Carrasco’s penalty gave Atletico Madrid victory at residence to Actual Madrid
- Wideman Carrasco transformed his spot kick within the fortieth minute of the Liga match
- Atleti are closing in on Champions League qualification with three video games to play
- Defeat ended Carlo Ancelotti’s Champions League finalists’ run of 5 Liga wins
Atletico Madrid beat Actual Madrid for the primary time of their new stadium and took an enormous step in the direction of qualification for the Champions League subsequent season.
They’re six factors away from fifth positioned Betis with three video games left to play after beating an under-strength Actual Madrid on the Wanda Metropoliano on the fifth time of asking.
They’d drawn three and misplaced one of many earlier Madrid derbies at their new residence however Yannick Carrasco’s penalty they gave all of them three factors, helped a little bit by a Actual Madrid beginning line-up that had Andriy Lunin making his first begin for the membership in objective and Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Vinicius all watching from the bench.
Yannick Carrasco (proper) races away to have a good time after slotting in a penalty towards Actual Madrid
The Belgium worldwide’s objective proved decisive in an intense, extremely entertaining showdown
Atletico began nicely and Geoffrey Kondogbia teed up Angel Correa however he shot huge.
Nacho was then kicked by Stefan Savic who was fortunate to flee and not using a reserving. There was an depth to Atletico that underlined their want being larger than Madrid’s
Carrasco then put one other shot huge as they continued to dominate. Solely a wonderful block from Nacho stored out a shot from Matheus Cunha after Marcos Llorente had performed him in with a intelligent again heel.
Atletico then wished a penalty when Cunha went down between Eder Militao and Jesus Vallejo.
Luka Jovic performs as Madrid put Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Thibaut Courois on the bench
Karim Benzema (centre) stays an unused substitute in a uncommon defeat for the runaway champions
Nothing was given and Rodrygo nearly scored on the different finish however Jan Oblak saved and when play stopped the referee checked the earlier incident pitchside and gave a spot kick for Vallejo’s clumsy stamp on the again of Cunha’s heel.
Carrasco scored previous Lunin. The Ukrainian was making his first ever league begin for Madrid after 4 years on the membership however he dived the improper manner and was nicely overwhelmed.
Madrid perked up after that and Kroos shot huge from distance. Marcos Asensio, then performed the ball to Rodrygo Goes and the hero of the midweek win over Manchester Metropolis performed in Luka Jovic.
He was solely on the pitch as a result of Mariano had pulled out simply earlier than kick-off with a muscle damage. He had hardly touched the ball within the first half and from his large likelihood Oblak acquired down to save lots of nicely.
Dwelling boss Diego Simeone instructs his facet on a probably very important evening for his top-four hopes
Ancelotti noticed his gamers slip to defeat however they’ve already comfortably secured the Liga title
Jovic began the second half as he had ended the primary lacking an opportunity this time denied by Savic.
Antoine Griezmann had come on at half time for Correa and he shot simply over from distance as Atletico regarded for a second objective.
Madrid broke and Casemiro ought to have examined Oblak extra with a shot that he held comfortably. It was finish to finish with little technique within the insanity. On one Atletico break Griezmann set-up Cunha however Lunin saved nicely right down to his left.
On the hour, Vinicius got here on for Jovic and Valverde for Casemiro. Oblak needed to tip the Uruguayan’s shot excessive. Luka Modric got here on for the final 20 minutes too as Madrid began to press.
Griezmann was impressed and on the flip he despatched one other shot simply huge of Lunin’s objective. Griezmann then had a good declare that Carrasco ought to have performed him in as he reduce by way of Madrid down their proper and shot from a decent angle on to the publish.
Asensio went shut with a free-kick and Nacho headed Vinicius’s cross over the bar.
This time there was no late comeback. For Madrid it doesn’t matter as a result of they’re already topped Champions. For Atletico it’s big as a result of it takes them inside touching distance of Champions League qualification.