Real Madrid received a 'heavenly slap' right at the Bernabeu 2

Real Madrid received a 'heavenly slap' right at the Bernabeu 2

In-form striker Diego Costa opened fire to help Atletico win 1-0 against Real, ending 14 years of only drawing and losing in Madrid derbies in La Liga.

Looking at the way Atletico won, no one can doubt a new candidate for the championship.

The best player in the Madrid derby is not the two names mentioned above, but striker Diego Costa on the away team.

Costa has 8 goals, leading the top scorer list with Messi

Real lost in a convincing way, from the tactical layout to the personnel.

If just looking at the post-match statistics, with 63% ball control and 20 shots for Real, the audience can imagine a favorable match for the home team.

The players in red and white striped shirts, even though they had to play at the `fire pan` of the Bernabeu, still played with more fire and enthusiasm than the home team.

Choosing a defensive counter-attack strategy, playing close to the opponent when losing the ball, Atletico completely divided Real’s defense and attack.

Meanwhile, Atletico’s counterattacks proved extremely sharp.

The opening goal made the match more exciting and tense.

Real Madrid received a 'heavenly slap' right at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale did not show much in his home debut

In the second half, coach Ancelotti decided to send Bale and Modric onto the field to increase the firepower of the attack.

The match also witnessed fouls and arguments of true derby nature.

The 1-0 result remained until the end of the match even though both teams created many dangerous situations in the second half.

As for Real, a defeat is not a disaster.

* Match videos

* Goal: Costa (11′)

Statistical

Real Madrid

Match parameters

Atletico Madrid

63%

Ball control rate

37%

20

Total shot

13

5

Hit the target

4

2

Corner kick

7

Squad

Real Madrid received a 'heavenly slap' right at the Bernabeu

Charts

Real Madrid received a 'heavenly slap' right at the Bernabeu

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