Real Madrid Back On Fire As They Thrash Atletico Madrid 3 – 1
Written off after a dire start to the season under Julen Lopetegui, the Blancos are now second following an impressive 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid.
Once the controversy dies away, only reality will remain.
There was a lot to argue about after Saturday’s absorbing derby at the Wanda Metropolitano but what is indisputable is that Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over city rivals Atletico puts them back in the Spanish title race.
With this impressive victory, Los Blancos moved above Diego Simeone’s side in the Liga standings and to within five points of Barcelona, who face Athletic Club at San Mames on Sunday.
From Casemiro’s spectacular overhead kick to Sergio Ramos’s ice-cool penalty and Gareth Bale’s drilled finish for the third, this was a big performance for the big occasion from Real, who inflicted the hosts’ first home defeat in all competitions this season.