Real Madrid dominated Atlético Madrid (2-1) during the Madrid derby which closed the 6th day of the Spanish championship. This victory, their ninth in nine matches in all competitions, allows the Merengues to return to FC Barcelona and take over the reins of La Liga.
Real Madrid did not long leave the place of leader of the Spanish championship to its Barcelona rival. Opposed this September 18 to Atlético, its Madrid neighbor, the players of Carlo Ancelotti won despite the absence of their captain Karim Benzema, injured in the right thigh.
The speed of Vinicius and Rodrygo, the two Madrid wingers, allowed Real Madrid to quickly take the advantage on the lawn of the Metropolitano. From the 18e minute, the French international Aurélien Tchouaméni combined perfectly with Rodrygo, who opened the scoring with a beautiful volley. The Brazilian celebrated his goal by going dancing at the corner post with Vinicius, his club and country teammate, in response to recent criticism in Spain over his way of dancing after his goals.
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The other Brazilian is also behind the second goal of the Merengues, after a solo ride on the left side. His shot at the end of the race was deflected by Jan Oblak on the post, before Federico Valverde came to conclude the action (36e) to double the score.
Despite the first tenure of Antoine Griezmann, until then confined to a substitute role since the start of the season due to a disagreement between Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona around his loan, the Colchoneros have not found the solution before the last minutes of the meeting. On a corner of the French diverted by Thibaut Courtois, Mario Hermoso came to reduce the score to 82e minute before being expelled a few minutes later.
This success confirms the great form of Real Madrid, undefeated since the start of the season with nine successes in all competitions. The Spanish and European champions also signed their best start to the league since the 1987-1988 season.