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Atlético Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid: as it happened
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FT: Atlético Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid
Atlético have recorded an important win over Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Simeone's side have extended their lead in fourth place to six points over Real Betis in fifth place.
Both sides had really good chances in the second half, but Los Colchoneros managed to hold on.
Atlético also had several chances of their own to finish Real Madrid off, through both Carrasco and substitute Griezmann.
Ancelotti's subs created some late opportunities but the league champions were unable to equalise.
The winning goal came from a first half Yannick Carrasco penalty after Vallejo took Cunha down in the box.
With just three league games to go, Atlético are closer to reaching their Champions League objective and securing fourth spot.
Atlético beat cross-city rivals
Yannick Carrasco's first half penalty is enough to give Atlético Madrid the three points in the Madrid derby.
FT: Atlético Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid
Atlético beat the league champions in the Madrid derby.
And the referee blows his whistle!
Savic makes a crucial tackle as Vinicius thinks he's about to enter the box.
We're into the last 90 seconds...
ON Renan Lodi
Carrasco has been superb tonight.
Vinicius tries to pick out Modric in the box but hits it out of play.
Both sides have had really good chances in the second half. Real Madrid's subs have created the most recent chances but they have yet to equalise...
We have five additional minutes. Atlético are just holding on now.
Another glorious chance for the away team. Vinicius crosses from the left wing. Nacho is all alone in the box but somehow manages to head it onto his shoulder and it goes over.
It's a fine save. Asensio's free is low and hard but Oblak somehow sees it and gets down to his left to stop it going in.
It's that man again. Vinicius curls one from just outside the box, on the left. It's straight at Oblak.
Vinicius crosses but he's probably surprised to find out that Benzema isn't in the box. Felipe clears it. 1-0
Carrasco cracks the inside of the post!
It just won't go in for Griezmann. Carrasco, in typical Carrasco fashion, dances past three players, before picking out Griezmann. He's 10 yards out, takes a touch, spins and shoots wide.
Griezmann's last goal for Atleti came in the Copa del Rey in January.
Cunha goes for the halfway line lob. He spots Lunin off his line but his shot goes over the bar. That would have been embarrassing for Lunin. The Ukrainian keeper is making his first league start of the season tonight.
His left-footed effort goes just wide. It looked like it was creeping into the far top corner. The Frenchman has been impressive since coming on.
Reinildo goes off injured
Atlético have been forced into making a change. Reinildo goes down injured and is replaced by Felipe.
The Real Madrid subs have given them some much-needed energy.
It's Valverde again!
And it's another super strike from distance but Oblak manages to push it away.
Fede Valverde drives wide after cutting in from the right. Oblak had it covered.
Vinicius goes on a mazy run and lays it off for Asensio, who sees his shot blocked. Vinicius is only on the pitch and is already causing havoc.
OFF Casemiro & Jovic
ON Federico Valverde & Vinicius
Lunin makes a big save from Cunha's low strike. Atlético go closer to doubling their lead.
Carrasco buries his shot over the bar. He could have had his brace but it goes sailing over. He almost strikes it too well after good play from Marcos Llorente.
Casemiro shoots but it's easy for Oblak. The Brazilian fails to make the most of a glorious chance in the box.
Griezmann shoots over from 30 yards out after linking up with Carrasco.
Jovic heads Kroos' corner into the hands of Oblak. Real Madrid have struggled to create anything of note, however, they have Benzema, Modric and Vinicius to call upon if they decide to.
Kondogbia has been excellent in midfield for Atlético, pressing high, winning the ball back and starting moves.
Asensio crosses to the back post. Giménez heads it away and it remains 1-0 to Atlético.
Carrasco crosses to the back post. Cunha goes to volley it but accidentally catches Vallejo in the head. He apologies to the defender.
Real Madrid have started the better of the teams in the second half.
Asensio plays a through-ball to Jovic. Savic defends well to prevent the shot hitting the target.
There are 63,874 spectators at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid tonight for the Madrid derby.
Griezmann, sporting a new haircut, is on for Correa.
The home side kick us off for the second half.
The players are making their way out for the second half.
Carrasco goal has Atlético ahead
Simeone's side are 1-0 up and it could be more but their final pass has let them down on several occasions.
HT: Atlético Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid
Yannick Carrasco's penalty on 40 minutes has the home side ahead in the Madrid derby.
The ball falls to Jovic inside the box. He's all alone but Oblak makes a big save to keep his side ahead.
Carrasco is caught offside for Atlético.
There will be two minutes added on.
Kroos sends an effort just wide from 25 yards. It's an excellent strike from the German midfielder but it just curls wide of Oblak's right hand post.
Atlético deserve to be ahead. Carrasco passes to Correa in the box. The Argentine spins on the ball but his shot is eventually blocked.
The Wanda Metropolitano is making some noise now!
Carrasco puts Lunin the wrong way and the home side are leading in the derby.
Atlético take the lead!
And it's a yellow card for Vallejo for catching Cunha inside the box.
PENALTY for Atlético Madrid!
And after 36 minutes, Real Madrid have their first shot on goal through Rodrygo. But before that Cunha is wedged between two Real defenders and the Wanda erupts.
The referee is going to check VAR!
Real Madrid have been very average tonight. They're league champions with one eye on the Champions League final.
Militao heads away Koke's corner from the right.
Diego Simeone continues to bounce around his touchline in his ever-present black suit. It looks like he's playing left-back at times.
It's all Atlético now. Vrsaljko sends his cross into Lunin's hands.
Cunha is through on goal. Nacho makes a last-ditch block as the Brazilian places it into the far bottom corner. Marcos Llorente creates the chance with a beautiful backheel.
Lucas Vázquez goes into the book for a challenge on Carrasco, who continues to cause problems for Real Madrid on the left wing. Atlético have been the better team but it remains scoreless in the Spanish capital.
Atlético have had some joy down the left, but their final ball has been overhit on most occasions. This time, Koke sends it in but it evades everyone.
Giménez goes for the long cross-field ball but it goes out of play and Real Madrid have possession again.
Frustrating start for Jovic
The Serbian striker has had very little service so far. There's a good possibility he will leave the club this summer.
Carrasco's inswinger just misses Correa's head in the box.
Real Madrid aren't applying any pressure on Atlético coming out from the back. The home side just have to make better use of their time on the ball.
Real Madrid team
Ancelotti has sent out a weaker team tonight. After 22 minutes, it remains goalless.
It's a deserved yellow card for Jovic, who clips Correa on the Achilles. I felt that one.
Camavinga, who was excellent against Man City in the Champions League, has completed all 13 of his attempted passes so far.
Atlético take the corner from the left. Carrasco's cross goes over everyone and out for a goal kick. Definitely not the Belgian's best ever ball.
Benzema, Modrić, Vinicius, Courtois, Mendy, Carvajal and Valverde are all on the Madrid bench.
Lucas Vázquez pulls down Carrasco on the edge of the box but the referee waves play on. The Wanda Metropolitano is furious with that decision.
Real Madrid are on an 11-game unbeaten streak against Atlético in LaLiga, their best such derby run against Simeone as coach.
Atlético have threatened early on. Carrasco has been the most dangerous threat on the left. He has the wonderful ability of dropping his shoulder and beating the full-back.
Carrasco goes close!
This time he takes it past Casemiro but drives a low effort wide of Lunin's right hand post.
LaLiga champions Real Madrid secured the title with four games to spare courtesy of a 4-0 win over Espanyol last weekend.
Militao defends well and blocks Carrasco's attempted shot inside the box. Real Madrid clear the resulting corner.
Kroos sends the free-kick straight into the hands of Oblak.
Savic leaves a leg out and clips Nacho, who goes down.
Correa drives wide from 10 yards out. Big chance for Atlético.
Los Blancos are league champions and have nothing to play for. Atlético need the points and are at home so they will have to take the game to their neighbours.
Luka Jovic was drafted into the Real Madrid starting XI before the game as Mariano had to pull out due to a muscle injury.
Kondogbia blasts over from distance in the first chance of the game.
Atlético are playing in their home strip from right to left as we watch it. Real Madrid are playing in white shirts, shorts and socks.
Real Madrid get us underway!
Simeone has a big hug for Ancelotti just before we get underway here.
What an atmosphere there is in the Wanda Metropolitano tonight!
Koke and Nacho will lead the teams out tonight.
Both teams are waiting in the tunnel ahead of the Madrid derby.
Kick-off is just five minutes away!
There's a tiny section of Real Madrid fans here. They didn't have far to travel either!
Real Madrid's impressive recent record vs Atlético
Opta - Real Madrid haven’t lost in their last eight matches in all competitions against Atlético Madrid (W4 D4), their best unbeaten run since 25 consecutive games between 2000 and 2013 (W19 D6).
Atlético fighting for Champions League place
Atlético need the three points tonight in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.
Betis are breathing down their neck in 5th place.
Benzema, one goal away from equalling Raúl’s Real Madrid record
Karim Benzema is one step away from equaling a record held by a Real Madrid icon as the Frenchman is just one goal away from catching Raúl in the ranking of top scorers in Real Madrid’s history.
The former Lyon striker has found the net 323 times in the famous white shirt in his more than 15 years as a player with the side from the Spanish capital. Benzema has has five games remaining this season to surpass Raúl and would sit behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the overall ranking. The Portuguese striker bagged 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid with that record practically unattainable.
Jovic to replace Mariano in Real Madrid starting XI
Luka Jovic is set to replace Mariano in the Real Madrid starting eleven.
Mariano has picked up a muscle injury in the warm-up.
Real Madrid warm-up begins
The Real Madrid players are out on the pitch warming up ahead of the game.
No guard of honour for league champions
Atlético have already caused a stir prior to kick-off at Wanda Metropolitano by confirming they will not offer Madrid a guard of honour, with their strong response claiming the performative gesture was not required.
Instead, Atlético congratulated their neighbours in a statement and Diego Simeone followed suit by commending the work of Carlo Ancelotti as he questioned the need for the media frenzy surrounding the guard of honour.
“Always in this search for questions they try to generate controversy, what he said, what he feels,” he added.
“The reality is what the club said in a statement, explained perfectly, to congratulate Real Madrid above all, to the footballers and to their coaching staff because they have done a great job.
“I have great respect for Madrid, who have just become champions, but we have more respect for our people who are with us all day.”
Real Madrid make the short trip to the Wanda
Real Madrid are league champions and have the Champions League final to look forward to. Can they cap off a great week with a derby win tonight?
Diego Simeone: Atlético have ‘four finals’ to secure Champions League spot
Diego Simeone insists Atlético Madrid have “four finals” left to secure Champions League football as they prepare for the derby with Real Madrid on Sunday.
Atlético followed up a goalless draw with Granada by losing 2-0 to Athletic Club last Saturday, allowing fifth-placed Real Betis to move just three points behind Simeone’s side.
Read more before the derby
Atlético arrive for derby
Atlético Madrid have arrived at the Wanda Metropolitano for tonight's Madrid derby.
Ancelotti: “Bale wasn’t being antisocial, he couldn’t move”
In his pre-match press conference, Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Gareth Bale's absence from the league title celebrations.
“We are all very fond of Bale. He wasn’t there because he couldn’t move. I have experienced the same thing, after hurting my back. When he’s fit, he trains the same as everyone else. It wasn’t that he was being antisocial, it’s just that he couldn’t move”.
Real Madrid are undefeated in 52 of their last 56 matches in LaLiga.
Atlético are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 home matches in LaLiga.
Stats via WhoScored
The Wanda awaits
It's a beautiful evening in Madrid, where the neighbours will go toe to toe in just over an hour's time.
Atlético starting XI
Cunha and Correa start in attack for Atleti, who need the three points in their quest for Champions League football.
Real Madrid XI for Madrid derby
With LaLiga already wrapped up, Carlo Ancelotti has gone for a weaker team this evening.
Atlético and Real Madrid to travel to the Wanda on public transport
The players will have to do without the comfort of travelling in style on the official team bus - a luxury Volvo-Irizar-i8 fitted with plush, leather seats, fridge, HD television, Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and even a sofa. With driver Manolo Boza at the wheel, it has taken the squad all over the world since 2016 but Real Madrid’s players will board a more modest vehicle when it’s time to make their way from the training ground and head off to the Metropolitano.
Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid: times, TV, and how to watch online
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Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid: welcome!
Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this Madrid derby between Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Kick-off is at 3.00 pm ET / 9.00 pm CEST.
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