Real Madrid leapfrog Atletico as Casemiro, Ramos, Bundle clinch derby success


Real Madrid leapfrogged 10-man Atletico Madrid into second area in La Liga thanks to a 3-1 success at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.


Real took the lead on 15 mins thanks to Casemiro's opener however parity did not last lengthy as Antoine Griezmann levelled things up 10 minutes later on. Sergio Ramos after that put the site visitors back in front two minutes prior to the break after converting from the fine place. As well as substitute Gareth Bundle rounded points off 16 minutes from time before Thomas Partey was rejected for grabbing 2 reservations.

"It was a tough difficult video game in which they were far better than us, extra strong, that is why they won," Atletico trainer Diego Simeone stated. "They played a very good game and we praise them."


Real captain Ramos claimed: "La Liga exists to fight for, there are a lot of points to win and any type of team can make your life hard.


"Winning the league motivates us, it's a truly well balanced competitors and also we need to keep fighting for it and also making life challenging for Barcelona."


Alvaro Morata, encountering his previous club, thought he had equalised in the 2nd half however after he lobbed Thibaut Courtois, VAR ruled the previous Chelsea striker offside. And also once Bale rounded off after good work from Luka Modric, it was game over.


The VAR authorities were hectic throughout, inspecting both the Griezmann goal and also Ramos charge, as well as someone added: "I do not usually talk about the VAR.


"It will plainly improve for the good of everybody. I've not seen the replays. VAR is not why we shed today. The fine case is essential in a video game, it's true, yet we are used to VAR currently. We understand you can celebrate an objective and then it does not count."


In a normally frantic opening, Atletico had a lot of the ball to begin with while the residence followers whistled Courtois mercilessly, even introducing toy rats in his instructions in response to his decision to sign up with Atletico's bitter competitors last summer.


But Courtois as well as Real were smiling beforehand thanks to Casemiro's opener, an acrobatic surface from the Brazil midfielder after Atletico stopped working to remove their lines. Griezmann obtained the hosts back on the right track, however, after latching on to Angel Correa's pass to slot past Courtois. After a delay to check by means of VAR if the goal need to have stood, it was ruled that there was no foul by Correa on Vinicius Jr


Vinicius after that stormed past Jose Gimenez just before the break and after one more VAR intervention, a fine was considered that Ramos transformed for his 11th of the season-- the most effective racking up period of his career.


Atletico were quick out the blocks in the second half and also on 53 mins, Morata had the sphere in the web with a wonderfully taken coating over Courtois. VAR involved Real's rescue, though, declaring Morata offside.


Atletico pushed for a way back into the match for a second time and also Morata went down in the box, but allures for a charge were refused before Bale made the game safe and Partey saw red.


Asked why Bundle headed straight to the dressing area on full time when his teammates were still commemorating on the pitch, Solari commended the impact the influence made by a gamer still returning from his latest muscle injury.


"[Bale] was very pleased going to the dressing-room, as well as delighted with his goal," he stated. "The video game lived, and after that Gareth killed it. Each day he is really feeling much better."


Real Madrid went up to second with the victory, five points behind leaders Barcelona ahead of their clash with Athletico Bilbao on Sunday.

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