Football

Atletico Madrid win their first derby at Wanda

13 May 2022 | 08:54

Atletico Madrid win their first Madrid derby since moving to Wanda Metropolitano. Since the stadium was reopened in 2017, victory always eludes them.

We are also talking about a result that allows Diego Simeone’s men to go into the last three with a six-point cushion overtake Real Betis in fifth place.

Outside, it also ends a bad activity that took place too long. Atletico haven’t beaten their neighbors since 2018, when they won UEFA Super Cup 4-2. Julen Lopetegui was the coach of Real Madrid at the time.

However, you have to go back to May 10, 2017 for the last time they beat Real in all competitions. They won 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, it was a sweet victory as Atletico were knocked out of the competition.

February 7, 2015 was the last time Atletico won at home in the tournament. Atletico won 4-0 in that match and Saul Niguez scored from a great overhead kick.

Until Saturday, Atletico Madrid drew three matches and lost 1-3 once in games at Wanda. Last season, Atletico Madrid were very close to victory, but a Karim Benzema’s late goal means that the spoils have been shared.