Football

Atletico win the Madrid derby to consolidate fourth place

16 May 2022 | 08:18

After 5th place Real Betis lost to Barcelona on Saturday, In fourth place, Atletico Madrid know they can give themselves a real fighting chance in the race to qualify for the Champions League if they get a point against city rivals Real on Sunday night. To the excitement of the home fans at the Wanda Metropolitano, Diego Simeone’s team did it.

However, Atletico worked harder than they should, as the game went on dotted with missed opportunities by the home team. On another day, so Carlo Ancelotti is inefficient in his B team, the opportunities Atletico squandered may have returned to haunt them. However, Yannick Carrasco’s penalty Just before the first half ended, it was enough for the red and white half of Madrid to win all 3 points after the final whistle sounded.

Simeone’s team starts the match with real intention when they close twice in the first ten minutes. The first day, Correa found himself time to shoot inside the Real box, but he shot back reserve goalkeeper, Lunin, and only broad of the mark. Later, Carrascowho has been dangerous all night, cut in from the left, overtake Casemiro then hit a long shot at the near corner.

The warning signs were in place for all to see and after an overwhelming display in the first 40 minutes of the game, Atletico were awarded a penalty after Cunha is awkwardly clamped by Vallejo and Militao in the box. Originally, the referee did not blow the penalty to the dismay of the home players and fans. However, after being consulted by VAR, he changed his mind on the field and pointed to position. Carrasco stepped up to take the penalty kick, causing Lunin to foul.

Simeone put Griezmann came on in the first half and he ruined the game in the second 45. After Casemiro launched a sweeping move for Real Ateltico’s French striker miss a hat-trick opportunity in a different ending. Next is furniture refuses Carrasco for a second Real breathed a sigh of relief.

Ancelotti threw some of his more established players onto the pitch to try to win back at least a point, but despite a tense end to the game with the home team pinned back in their half, The tournament champions were unable to find a equalizer and Ateltico finished the match with a full 3 points. Victory means they still in fourth place, but the important thing is six points more than Real Betis Only three games left until the La Liga season.