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Summary

  1. Tiago and Saul goals in first half for Atletico
  2. Griezmann adds third goal for hosts
  3. Mandzukic scores fourth with diving header
  4. Leaders Real now four points clear of Barca & Atletico
  5. Atletico not lost to Real in six matches

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Caught your breath back? Nope, me neither. While half of Madrid celebrates long into the night, we only have time for a quick refreshment before turning our attentions to the continental action taking place later.

Make sure you join us for the Italian heavyweight clash between Juventus and AC Milan (19:45), followed by David Moyes's Real Sociedad hosting Celta Vigo (21:00). Adios!

Stat attack

Opta Jose: This has been the Real Madrid heaviest defeat in all competitions since their 5-0 v Barcelona in November 2010.

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

Atletico almost enjoyed a perfect day. I say almost because there was one sour note for coach Diego Simeone. That came in the first half when he watched influential midfielder Koke trudge off with an injury.

Atletico have tweeted to say the Spain international has suffered a muscular strain to his left hamstring.

Stat attack

Opta Jose: In their last seven La Liga games against Atletico and Barcelona in La Liga, Real Madrid have won just one (drawn one, lost five), conceding 16 goals.

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Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

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Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

And Real and Barca face a scrap wrestling La Liga from the clutches of defending champions Atletico.

Los Rojiblancos would have slipped 10 points adrift of Real with defeat today, but are now level with second-placed Barcelona and well within striking distance.

The Spanish title race has three horses galloping towards the finishing line once again....

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

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So let's move on to the bigger picture - the Spanish title race.

Real Madrid still lead the way after 22 matches, but will see their advantage slashed to just one point if Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao tomorrow.

FULL-TIME

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

Anyone within a five-mile radius of the Vicente Calderon should be handed a pair of earplugs by Madrid city council. The noise inside the old stadium is deafening, the colour illuminating the late afternoon sky in the Spanish capital.

FULL-TIME

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

All over! Although I suspect the party will only just be starting for many Atletico fans. Real supporters - like their players - will not dare show their face around the city for the next week.

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti looks stunned. Like a man who has just found out that his wife has unexpectedly left him. For his best mate. Real have two minutes of stoppage time left to endure..

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Spanish football writer

Andy West: 4-0. Unbelieeeevable. Carlo Ancelotti is a mild-mannered chap. Don't think he will be in the dressing room five minutes from now.

GOAL

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid - Mario Mandzukic

A day to forget for Ronaldo and Real. A day to remember forever for Atletico!

Substitute Fernando Torres continues his renaissance by curling a delicious cross towards Mario Mandzukic - and he does the rest. The Croatia striker stoops to head in the fourth.

Mario Mandzukic scores for Atletico Madrid
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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo runs the ball out of play out wide, under little pressure from Atletico's defence. That sums up Real's day...

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

This match feels like it has been played at 110mph - and Atletico still aren't taking their foot off the gas. Pulsating.

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Madan Roka: Atleti are playing a proper football today. Real Madrid players look lost in the field. A number of defensive errors.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks dismayed as Atletico Madrid score again
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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

Wahaay! Real Madrid have stuck their first shot on target. With less than 10 minutes remaining. Real substitute Asier Illarramendi spanks a shot towards the Atletico goal, but keeper Miguel Angel Moya finally earns a portion of his salary by making a save.

The Atletico fans respond with a Mexican wave...

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

The changes are coming thick and fast now, as Atletico try to slow the game down and coast towards the finish line. Another familiar face to Premier League fans appears, Atleti hero Fernando Torres trotting on to a, well, hero's reception. Goalscorer Antoine Griezmann departs to a standing ovation.

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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

Damage limitation for Real now. I'd bring on a defender to stop further embarrassment. But Carlo Ancelotti is not me, and opts to introduce Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez instead. The Mexican replaces Karim Benzema, who frankly has not had a sniff.

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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

Time for another change from Atletico. Midfielder Raul Garcia, who was booked earlier during his warm-up (seriously!), comes on for Saul who was injured in the build up to the goal.

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid

Atletico are buzzing over Real like a swarm of pollen-hungry bees. Turkey midfielder Arda Turan picks out Tiago, whose right foot shot flashes past the goal.

GOAL

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Madrid - Antoine Griezmann

The pressure finally tells on the creaking Real defence. Arda Turan clips a cross-field pass to the far post where Saul climbs above young Real defender Nacho to head back across goal.

Antoine Griezmann could have already bagged a hat-trick and finally sticks his name on the scoresheet. The Atletico forward shows greater desire than Real defender Raphael Varane to slide in the loose ball at the far post.

Shambolic defending.

Antoine Griezmann celebrates
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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

What are Real Madrid playing at? Their defence is under siege. Atletico right-back Juanfran finds space on the flank again, allowed time to pick out Arda Turan who heads at Iker Casillas.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Two more chances for Atletico - and two more chances for Antoine Griezmann. The France attacker fires over the Real crossbar, then seconds later heads right-back Juanfran's pinpoint cross over the bar. He could have bagged a hatful.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, with his blond mohawk and dark undercut, has the hairstyle of a skunk - and he is being a complete pest to the Real defence. The Frenchman pounces on a loose ball just inside the penalty area to force Iker Casillas into a flying save.

YELLOW CARD

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

All very tetchy out there. Atletico centre-back Diego Godin also goes into the referee's notebook for dissent, before Gareth Bale escapes punishment for a naughty tackle. Lucky boy.

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Christophe Talbotski: Ronaldo is good, but can he do it on a cold Saturday in, erm, Madrid?

YELLOW CARD

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Here's a 'what happened next' moment. Atletico substitute Raul Garcia is booked - while limbering up on the sideline! The midfielder must have been giving some verbals to the Real players as the on-field action moved towards the right touchline. That might have scuppered his chances of coming on...

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

That half-time change has boosted Real, who are attacking with more of a swagger and menace than they ever did before the break. But they are still yet to fully stretch Atletico keeper Moya.

SUBSTITUTION

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, understandably, looks grumpier than usual as he emerges from the Calderon tunnel. As well as flinging a few cups of tea at the break, he also decided to make a change. Young forward Jese replaces Germany midfielder Sami Khedira.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti points on the touchline
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KICK-OFF

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Back under way in the Calderon, which is simmering with excitement from the home fans. Atletico are sensing a mauling here.

HALF-TIME

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

I just imagine Barca boss Luis Enrique sat in front of his television, stroking his cat and laughing like Dr Evil, while watching Real's demise. Barca, who go to Athletic Bilbao tomorrow, will be delighted with this scoreline.

Atletico Madris boss Diego Simeone embraces Barcelona manager Luis Enrique
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HALF-TIME

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

What's that noise? It is the sound of Atletico blowing this Spanish title race wide open. The defending champions will move four points within leaders Real if they hold on to this two-goal advantage.

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Spanish football writer Andy West

on Twitter: Atletico out-everythinged Real Madrid in that 1st half: out-fought, out-worked, out-thought and, crucially, out-played. Some great football.

HALF-TIME

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Wow. Did anyone see that coming?

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone
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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

This scoreline could be even worse for Real as Atletico almost nick a third moments before the whistle. Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic is sniffing around Arda Turan's cross, only to see the Real defence clear to safety.

INJURY TIME

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

The electric scoreboard signals two minutes of stoppage time. Atletico want more time, Real are just begging for that half-time whistle.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Finally the away side enjoy a period of sustained possession in the Atletico half. But they can't find a penetrative pass as Atletico keeper Miguel Angel Moya is left unmoved. Moya has been virtually unemployed - he can't have ever had an easier afternoon's work.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

This is an urgent appeal. A 25-year-old Welshman has gone missing in a less-than-salubrious part of Madrid.

Real forward Gareth Bale is nowhere to be seen inside the Calderon. Although Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not been spotted much either. Atletico in cruise control.

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale
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PENALTY APPEAL

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

Another shout for an Atletico spot-kick. Another shake of the head from the referee.

Rojiblancos centre-back Diego Godin lurks at the Real far post after a set-piece is partially cleared, smashing a wonderfully-crafted volley into a lunging block by Sami Khedira.

Godin is convinced Khedira used his hands. Khedira clutches his face (yes, that old trick). But the referee's opinion is the one which matters and he says no.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

For anyone wondering why Real - the current leaders and reigning European champions - are defending like a set of schoolboys, it is worth reiterating that they have been decimated by injuries and suspension at the back. First-choice centre-halves Sergio Ramos and Pepe are injured, while left-back Marcelo is suspended.