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Atletico Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale scores 100th Real goal in derby win

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has taken 217 games to score 100 goals for Real

Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal as they beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to overtake their rivals into second place.

Casemiro put Real ahead with a volley but Antoine Griezmann equalised after scoring a one-on-one.

Sergio Ramos restored the visitors' lead with a penalty and Bale converted from Luka Modric's pass to ensure the win.

Atletico ended with 10 men after Thomas Partey was shown a second yellow.

Real revival continues

In-form Real Madrid have now won six of their past seven games, having drawn 1-1 with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Wednesday and this deserved derby win moves them to within five points of La Liga leaders Barca.

Santiago Solari's side opened the scoring when Casemiro was left unmarked and he sent an acrobatic volley flying past Jan Oblak as Atletico failed to clear a corner.

Atletico levelled as Griezmann chased onto an Angel Correa through-ball to slot under Thibaut Courtois, who had toy rats thrown at him by Atletico fans. The Belgian spent three seasons on loan at Atleti from Chelsea earlier in his career.

But Ramos scored his eighth penalty of the season to restore Real's lead after Vinicius Jr had been fouled by Jose Maria Gimenez. Four of his previous seven had been 'Panenkas' - chipped down the middle - but this time he drove the ball into the bottom left-corner.

Vinicius was replaced by Bale in the second half and the Welshman smashed a low shot beyond Oblak for his landmark Real goal in his 217th game.

Atletico fail to turn up in poor performance

Atletico were lacklustre as they conceded two goals in the first half of a home game for the first time since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano in 2017 - and the fastest in La Liga at the venue.

Griezmann's goal, their one good moment of the game, came after a long video assistant referee delay, but he had timed his run perfectly.

Atleti had thought they had levelled for a second time when Alvaro Morata, facing his former club, chipped Courtois brilliantly from outside the box - but the VAR team correctly ruled he was offside. Atletico had been unbeaten in 19 games before his loan arrival from Chelsea, but have lost both matches with him in the team.

A red card seemed inevitable for Diego Simeone's side, who had six players booked and it eventually came when Partey fouled Toni Kroos for his second booking.


Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 4Arias
  • 24GiménezBooked at 41mins
  • 2Godín
  • 21HernándezBooked at 58mins
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forRodriat 65'minutes
  • 5ParteyBooked at 80mins
  • 8SaúlBooked at 72mins
  • 11LemarSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 59'minutes
  • 22MorataBooked at 68minsSubstituted forN Kalinicat 71'minutes
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 24mins


  • 1Adán
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 14Rodri
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 23Machín Pérez
  • 35Montero

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 23ReguilónBooked at 64mins
  • 10ModricBooked at 66mins
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forCeballosat 84'minutes
  • 17VázquezBooked at 22mins
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMarianoat 89'minutes
  • 28Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forBaleat 57'minutes


  • 1Navas
  • 6Nacho
  • 7Mariano
  • 11Bale
  • 12Marcelo
  • 20Asensio
  • 24Ceballos
Javier Estrada Fernández

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Madrid
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Post update

    VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Madrid 3.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

  7. Post update

    José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Mariano replaces Karim Benzema.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

    José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Karim Benzema with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nikola Kalinic.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Dani Ceballos replaces Toni Kroos.

  17. Post update

    Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) because of an injury.


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