After a midweek Clasico, Real Madrid may have hoped for a comfortable fixture to rest their legs. Instead, they faced a Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid, hoping for their first ever victory at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. They achieved it with a rampant 3-1 win.
Real got off to a bright start as Casemiro made the most of sloppy marking at a corner which allowed him the space to score an acrobatic overhead kick. Antoine Griezmann soon levelled the tie with a composed finish under the legs of Thibaut Courtois on the counter, though Sergio Ramos would put his side back in front from the penalty spot just before half-time.
Alvaro Morata went on to have a goal ruled out in the second half, but it was Gareth Bale who put the game to bed with a pinpoint finish in space at the far post to make it 3-1. Our tactical analysis will use statistics to identify what key points Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone can take from the game.
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