Gareth Bale reached 217 games and scored 100 goals for Real


Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal as they beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to overtake their rivals into second place.
Gareth Bale has taken 217 games to score 100 goals for Real


Gareth Bale scored his 100th Real Madrid goal as they beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to overtake their rivals into second place.

Casemiro place Real ahead with a volley but Antoine Griezmann equalised after scoring a one-on-one.
Sergio Ramos reconditioned the visitors' lead with a penalty and Bale converted from Luka Modric's pass to ensure the win.

Atletico finished with 10 men after Thomas Partey was shown a second yellow.

Real revival continues


In-form Real Madrid have now won six of their past seven games, having drawn 1-1 with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Wednesday and this deserved derby win moves them to within 5 points of la Liga leaders Barca.

Santiago Solari's facet opened the scoring when Casemiro was left unmarked and he sent an acrobatic volley flying past January Oblak as Atletico didn't clear a corner.

Atletico levelled as Griezmann chased onto an Angel Correa through-ball to slot under Thibaut Courtois, who had toy rats thrown at him by Atletico fans. The Belgian spent 3 seasons on loan at Atleti from Chelsea earlier in his career.


But Ramos scored his eighth penalty of the season to revive Real's lead after Vinicius Jr had been fouled by Jose Maria Gimenez. Four of his previous seven had been 'Panenkas' - chipped down the middle
- however this time he drove the ball into the underside left-corner.

Vinicius was replaced by Bale in the second half and the Welshman smashed a low shot beyond Oblak for his landmark Real goal in his 217th game.

Atletico fail to turn up in poor performance

Atletico were lacklustre as they conceded 2 goals in the first half of a home game for the first time since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano in 2017 - and the quickest in La Liga at the venue.

Griezmann's goal, their one smart moment of the game, came after a long video assistant referee delay, but he had timed his run perfectly.

Atleti had thought they'd levelled for a second time when Alvaro Morata, facing his former club, broken Courtois brilliantly from outside the box - but the var team properly ruled he was offside .

Atletico had been undefeated in 19 games before his loan arrival from Chelsea, but have lost both matches with him in the team.

A red card seemed inevitable for Diego Simeone's side, who had six players booked and it eventually came when Partey fouled Toni Kroos for his second booking.
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