Last updated on 8 May 20228 May 2022.From the section European Football
Yannick Carrasco put Atletico Madrid in front in the 40th minuteAtletico 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-upsAtl MadridFormation 4-4-2
10Correa19Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
13Oblak24Vrsaljko15SavicBooked at 63mins2Giménez23MandavaSubstituted forFelipeat 73’minutes14LlorenteBooked at 37mins6Koke4Kondogbia21CarrascoSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 90+4’minutes10CorreaSubstituted forGriezmannat 45’minutes19Santos Carneiro Da CunhaSubstituted forde Paulat 89’minutesSubstitutes1Lecomte5de Paul8Griezmann9Suárez12Lodi dos Santos16Herrera17Wass18Felipe27SimeoneReal MadridFormation 4-3-3
13Lunin17VázquezBooked at 28mins3MilitãoSubstituted forMendyat 68’minutes5VallejoBooked at 38mins6NachoBooked at 71mins25Camavinga14CasemiroSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 61’minutes8KroosSubstituted forModricat 68’minutes11Asensio16JovicBooked at 20minsSubstituted forValverdeat 61’minutes21RodrygoSubstitutes1Courtois2Carvajal9Benzema10Modric15Valverde20Vinícius Júnior23Mendy24Mariano26López AndúgarReferee:César Soto Grado
Live TextMatch ends, Atletico Madrid 1, Real Madrid 0.
Second Half ends, Atletico Madrid 1, Real Madrid 0.
Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Renan Lodi replaces Yannick Carrasco.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Felipe.
Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Rodrigo de Paul replaces Matheus Cunha.
Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid).
Attempt missed. Nacho (Real Madrid) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Vinícius Júnior with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Oblak.
Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Modric.
Rodrygo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by José Giménez (Atletico Madrid).
Attempt saved. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Asensio.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Oblak.
Attempt saved. Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ferland Mendy.
Foul by Jesús Vallejo (Real Madrid).
Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rodrygo.
Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Matheus Cunha.
Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.
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