Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid - Football Match Report

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid - Football Match Report

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid - Football Match Report

Real Madrid suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat to Sevilla last week, and played out a goalless draw with Atletico at the weekend.

Following Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Sevilla, Real have now failed to score in two successive La Liga games for the first time since 2011.

Atletico had beaten Real to win the UEFA Super Cup in August and their confidence had been lifted after a poor start to the campaign by back-to-back wins over Getafe and Huesca.

Diego Simeone has pledged his full support to Diego Costa, despite the Atletico Madrid striker's La Liga drought ahead of Saturday's derby against Real Madrid.

Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said after the game that Bale would be assessed on Sunday.

All that changed in 2013, when Diego Simeone masterminded Atletico's first triumph in nearly two decades in the final of the Copa Del Rey at the home ground of Real Madrid, and since then Atleti have not looked back.

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Saul sung the praises of Courtois' successor Jan Oblak, who he claimed should have been in the running for a place in the FIFPro World 11 or the Best FIFA Goalkeeper this year. "We created some clear scoring chances".

It means Real second, level on points with Barcelona, while Atletico are just two behind in fourth. Antoine understands the game very well and makes the right decisions for others. Nevertheless his battle with Ramos and Varene is likely to be a key factor in what promises to be a vital game and one which Lopetegui probably needs to win more than Simeone.

The two faced off in the Madrid derby last Night which ended in a draw with honours shared.

The defense also hasn't played its best. "He is one of those that one day will come back". We have a match every three days and, logically, we have had to respond.' The Real Madrid coach added: 'The reality is that the team is motivated and keen to win LaLiga and is very well set up to do so. That was followed by 2-0 loss away to Denmark, so Ryan Giggs' men will be keen to get back on track when they visit Dublin in just over a fortnight's time.

"We're going to believe he wants to be with his family and Atletico fans should understand that".

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