Real Madrid leapfrogged 10-man Atletico Madrid into second place in La Liga thanks to a 3-1 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano yesterday. Real took the lead on 15 minutes thanks to Casemiro’s opener but parity did not last long as Antoine Griezmann leveled things up 10 minutes later.
Sergio Ramos then put the visitors back in front two minutes before the break after converting from the penalty spot. And substitute Gareth Bale rounded things off 16 minutes from time before Thomas Party was dismissed for picking up two bookings.
Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone said, “It was a tough, hard game in which they were better than us, more forceful, that is why they won.” He added, “They played an excellent game, and we congratulate them.”
Furthermore, Real Madrid’s manager Santiago Solari praised the impact made by Gareth Bale. He said, “I was delighted going to the dressing-room and happy with his goal.” “The game was alive, and then Gareth killed it. Every day he is feeling better.” He added.
Nevertheless, Real Madrid moved up to second with the victory, five points behind leaders Barcelona ahead of their clash with Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.