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La Liga: Real Madrid defeat Athletico Madrid in Madrid derby

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Spanish giant, Real Madrid defeated Athletico Madrid 3 – 1 in a La Liga derby and return to the second place on the league table for the first time since September 2018.

Goals by Casemiro, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale ensured that Real Madrid picked up maximum points and its fifth straight win in the Spanish top flight.

Antoine Griezmann scored the consolation goal for Athletico Madrid and it was initially ruled as offside, but following a VAR review, he was awarded the goal.

The defeat to Real Madrid was Athletico’s first defeat in the league this season. As it stands, Real Madrid has moved to within five points of table leaders Barcelona, who will play Athletic Bilbao¬†today.



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