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Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Late Llorente leveller denies Los Blancos the victory

Atletico Madrid snatched a draw against city rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu thanks to Marcos Llorente’s last-minute goal.

Real Madrid’s six-game winning run in La Liga came to an end after a 1-1 draw at home to fierce rivals Atletico on Sunday night. Ancelotti’s side missed the chance to increase the gap to second place Girona as they remain two points clear at the top.

Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr was removed from Los Blancos’ starting XI due to an injury sustained in the warmup.

Real Madrid took the lead in the 20th minute through Brahim Diaz. He attempted to slide a pass for Bellingham before a deflection found Vazquez. His cross was prodded away by Koke. However, Koke’s loose touch fell perfectly into the path of Diaz, who lifted it calmly over Oblak.

Witsel came close to scoring with his head from Riqeuelme’s cross, but Lunin denied him with a stunning save in the 23rd minute. Just a minute later, Savic had a great chance to score from Griezmann’s corner, but his header went wide of the post.

Stefan Savic scored with a header from Griezmann’s corner in the 48th minute, but it was ruled out for offside.

Ancelotti wanted a penalty for his team after Bellingham went down under a challenge from Savic in the 61st minute. However, VAR stuck with the on-field call.

Atletico had another chance in the 78th minute after Correa sent a cross from the right towards the near post. Griezmann tried an intricate back flick at the near post, but Lunin saved his attempt.

Atletico Madrid equalized in the last minute of the match and silenced Bernabeu. Savic lofted the ball in from deep, and the ball was flicked on by Memphis. Llorente jumped between Nacho and Carvajal and scored with his head.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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