Atletico Madrid 2 vs 1 Real Madrid
Agg. : 2 – 4
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Gabi lifts the ball into the box, but his cross is too high for Griezmann to latch on to at the back post.
Yellow Card Ángel Martín Correa
Yellow card Ángel Martín Correa
BLOCK! Ronaldo goes for the kill as he collects Isco’s pass, but Gabi makes a vital challenge at the back to stop his progress on the edge of the box.
Gameiro has been off the pace since his arrival and his poor evening continues as he takes the ball away from goal on a counter-attack before losing possession.
Navas has to be alert at the back to stop Gameiro seizing on Filipe Luis’ cross in the box, with the keeper punching the ball away from his six-yard box.
Varane makes an inch-perfect challenge to stop Griezmann’s surge into the box. It’s all hands on deck for the visitors at the back to see this one out.
Those saves from Navas may well have just sent his side to the final. A huge moment in the context of the game.
SAVE! Carrasco has a huge chance to bring his side back into the game as he weaves his way into the box, but his curling strike is saved by Navas. The rebound is up for grabs in the box and Gameiro latches on to it, only to be denied by a super reaction stop by the Real keeper.
WIDE! Benzema sends Marcelo down the left flank with a neat piece of skill and the Brazilian sends a low cross into the near post for Ronaldo’s run. The Portuguese attempts a first-time strike, but puts his effort wide of the target.
Griezmann gets the ball out of his feet to smash a cross-field pass for Carrasco’s run. He takes the ball on his chest after getting goal side of Marcelo, but the ball runs away from him and out for a goal-kick.
What a first half of football that was! Atletico took the game to their city rivals and had them rocking thanks to goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann. However, Isco delivered a hammer blow to the hope of Diego Simeone’s men before the break, notching a vital away goal.
Goal Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez
Goal Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez
GOALLLLL!!!! ISCO SCORES! A huge moment in the tie as Real notch an away goal. Benzema is the architect as he creates the opening with a sumptuous piece of skill to beat three Atletico defenders on the byline to tee up Kroos. The German’s powerful strike is brilliantly saved by Oblak, but the rebound falls perfectly for Isco to slot the ball into the net. Could that be game over?
Real are struggling to threaten the home side at the back, with Kroos’ latest corner flying into the hands of Oblak.
SAVE! Isco raids with menace down the left flank and he cuts inside Gimenez to drive at goal with his right foot, but his tame effort is saved with ease by Oblak.
Tensions are simmering here as Ronaldo goes down under a firm challenge in the air from Godin. He does performs a few rolls on the deck to emphasize the point to the referee.
BLOCK! Zidane’s men probe midway through the Atletico half, but are stopped from penetrating further. Casemiro tries his luck from distance, but his strike is blocked by Griezmann doing his defensive duties.
Marcelo goes on a charge through the inside left channel and he breaks into the box, only to be stopped by a solid intervention from Saul. Atletico are putting huge amounts of effort in all over the pitch.
Real are struggling to get a grip of the match
. They cannot retain possession in the final third, which is leaving them vulnerable to the long ball over the top.
Saul is late on Isco as the midfielder offloads in the final third, presenting a free-kick in a decent position for the visitors.
Ramos has to be very careful at the back as he’s left one-on-one with Carrasco and a bouncing ball, but the Real skipper clears the danger with ease.
Atletico’s direct approach is causing issues for the visitors at the moment. The switch for Torres ahead of Gameiro appears to be working for Simeone.
Ramos attempts to guide Kroos’ corner towards the net, but he can only send his effort over the bar. It’s all going Atletico’s way at the moment.
Marcelo raids down the left and wins a corner off the body of Gimenez. The visitors need to stem the tide somehow here. A spell in the Atletico half could be just what they need to spark themselves into life.
PENALTY TO ATLETICO! Torres is brought down by Varane in the box and the referee points to the spot.
Carrasco goes on the surge down the right flank and he cuts inside into the box, but cannot offload under pressure. He looks to the referee for a foul, but the official waves play on.
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