Real have not lost a Madrid derby in La Liga since 2016
Defending champions Real Madrid inflicted a first defeat of the season on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to move within three points of the summit.
Casemiro’s 15th-minute header from Toni Kroos’ corner gave the hosts a deserved lead at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Dani Carvajal’s excellent second-half strike from outside the box rebounded off the post and in off the back of Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Real climb to third, while Atletico remain one point above Real Sociedad.
Both sides safely progressed to the Champions League last 16 with 2-0 victories in midweek, as Real beat Borussia Monchengladbach to win Group B and Atletico Madrid overcame RB Salzburg to finish second to Bayern Munich.
In La Liga, Diego Simeone’s side had won seven consecutive league games going into the derby, conceding just twice in their first 10 La Liga fixtures.
But it was Real who dominated in the early stages and Oblak produced an excellent save to tip Karim Benzema’s shot onto the post before Casemiro’s opener.
Simeone responded to a disappointing first half with three changes and his side were much improved after the break, though substitute Thomas Lemar shot agonisingly wide from Marcos Llorente’s low cross after 55 minutes.
That miss proved pivotal, as Carvajal’s powerful attempt doubled Real’s advantage seven minutes later.
Thibaut Courtois produced a good save from Saul Niguez to deny Atletico a late lifeline, as the visitors fell to a first league defeat since a 1-0 loss in this fixture on 1 February.
Real Madrid

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
    Substituted forAsensioat 79’minutes
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 23Mendy
  • 10Modric
    Substituted forValverdeat 88’minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 36mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 17Vázquez
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Vinícius Júnior
    Substituted forRodrygoat 79’minutes


  • 3Militão
  • 6Nacho
  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 15Valverde
  • 19Odriozola
  • 22Isco
  • 25Rodrygo
  • 26Altube

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 15SavicBooked at 61mins
  • 18Felipe
    Substituted forLemarat 45’minutesBooked at 46mins
  • 22Hermoso
  • 23Trippier
  • 14Llorente
  • 6Koke
  • 16Herrera
    Substituted forLodi dos Santosat 45’minutes
  • 21Carrasco
    Substituted forCorreaat 45’minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 9Suárez
    Substituted forKondogbiaat 73’minutes
  • 7Sequeira
    Substituted forSaúlat 60’minutes


  • 1Grbic
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 5Torreira
  • 8Saúl
  • 10Correa
  • 11Lemar
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 17Saponjic
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 24Vrsaljko
  • 31San Román

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Match Stats
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  1. Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Atlético de Madrid 0.
  2. Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Atlético de Madrid 0.
  3. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  4. Foul by Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid).
  5. Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Oblak.
  6. Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.
  7. Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Hermoso tries a through ball, but Ángel Correa is caught offside.
  8. Substitution, Real Madrid. Federico Valverde replaces Luka Modric.
  9. Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Raphael Varane.
  10. Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).
  11. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  12. Attempt missed. Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
  13. Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ferland Mendy.
  14. Attempt saved. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Renan Lodi with a cross.
  15. Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Daniel Carvajal.
  16. Substitution, Real Madrid. Rodrygo replaces Vinícius Júnior.
  17. Hand ball by Mario Hermoso (Atlético de Madrid).
  18. Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  19. Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).
  20. Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.