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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Karim Benzema goal decides derby

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is the second top scorer in La Liga with 13 goals, only one behind Lionel Messi

Karim Benzema scored the only goal as Real beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to go six points clear at the top of La Liga.

The French striker converted Ferland Mendy's cross from six yards out to give Real a deserved win.

Fifth-placed Atletico, who have not won in five games, were disappointing, although Angel Correa hit the post.

Real could have won by more with half-time substitute Vinicius Jr forcing two saves from Jan Oblak.

Gareth Bale was left out of the squad despite being fit.

Zinedine Zidane's side are now unbeaten in 21 games and have won eight in a row - including a penalty shootout success over Atletico in the Spanish Super Cup.

Second-placed Barcelona host Levante on Sunday (20:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 23MendyBooked at 83mins
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 88mins
  • 8KroosSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 45'minutes
  • 15Valverde
  • 10Modric
  • 22IscoSubstituted forVázquezat 45'minutes
  • 9Benzema

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 3Militão
  • 12Marcelo
  • 16Rodríguez
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Jovic
  • 25Vinícius Júnior

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 24VrsaljkoBooked at 80mins
  • 15Savic
  • 18FelipeBooked at 66mins
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 10Correa
  • 14Llorente
  • 5ParteySubstituted forCamelloat 74'minutes
  • 8Saúl
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLemarat 50'minutes
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forCarrascoat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 11Lemar
  • 17Saponjic
  • 21Carrasco
  • 22Hermoso
  • 34Camello
  • 38Moya
Referee:
Xavier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
76,955

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Casemiro (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Felipe (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Federico Valverde (Real Madrid).

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid).

Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Karim Benzema.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Sergio Camello (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Booking

Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Sergio Camello replaces Thomas Partey.

Attempt missed. Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Yannick Carrasco replaces Vitolo.

Foul by Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid).

Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Vitolo.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Felipe.

Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Felipe (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Felipe (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Federico Valverde.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid22147140132749
2Barcelona21134450252543
3Sevilla2111552720738
4Valencia2210753329437
5Getafe21106530201036
6Atl Madrid229942215736
7Real Sociedad2110473628834
8Villarreal219483629731
9Ath Bilbao2171042215731
10Granada2293102729-230
11Osasuna2161052825328
12Real Betis217682933-427
13Levante2182112632-626
14Real Valladolid2251071824-625
15Alavés2165102231-923
16Eibar2165102029-923
17Mallorca2253142238-1618
18Celta Vigo2238111731-1417
19Leganés2136121633-1715
20Espanyol2236131840-2215
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