“Real Madrid Holds Ground: Derby Ends All Square as La Liga Leaders Maintain Top Spot”

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Brahim kept Real Madrid ahead in the first half, and in the last minute, Atletico managed to equalize. The day of the La Liga match concluded with the 23rd derby.

Real Madrid’s early Lead

Brahim scored in the 21st minute, making it 1-0. Just when it seemed like the leaders of the league were heading towards a well-deserved victory, Marcos Llorente equalized with a header in the 93rd minute. Real Madrid is still two points ahead of Girona, who will visit Santiago Bernabéu next Saturday.

Real Madrid established dominance in the derby from the start, executing several dangerous moves. The first chance came three minutes later when Oblak saved Brahim’s shot from the edge of the box. The second opportunity for the forward was quite different. Combining with Lucas Vazquez in the 21st minute, they were capable of facing the Atletico keeper, but their shot went wide.

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It was 1-0, and two minutes later, Diego Simeone’s team reacted with a double opportunity. Riquelme delivered, and Lunin showcased good performance by deflecting Witsel’s header behind the corner. From the ensuing corner, Savić’s header narrowly missed the target.

penalty appeal against Belinghem

A penalty appeal against Belinghem was raised in the 48th minute when Saevik’s shot was deflected from a corner, but the VAR ruled out an offside in front of Lunin. Time passed, and in the 59th minute, Real Madrid appealed for a penalty against Savić’s ball in Bellingham’s attempt. Five minutes later, Rodrigo had a rapid response at the end of a sequence, but Oblak came out on top.

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Real Madrid continued to strive for an increase in the lead, and in the 70th minute, a brilliant move by Brahim against Hermoso and then defeating Vitsel with a dummy could have been achieved, but his shot went wide. Ancelotti’s team was the better side, but the score was still low, and in the 76th minute, Griezmann’s back-heel attempt was handled well by Lunin. Four minutes later, after a Cruyff turn in the corner, Llorente caught Bellingham with both hands, but Sanchez Martinez did not award a penalty. In stoppage time’s final moments, Llorente turned the derby around for an equalizer.

Ancelotti is not pleased

Ancelotti said, “We are not happy because we deserved to win.” “From our perspective, it was a very good game,” he said.
We played well and controlled the game effectively, but unfortunately, we accepted the draw in the last minute. We needed to descend further because our lead lacked depth. We don’t need to be hard on ourselves; we deserved the victory.

Next Saturday, we have the opportunity to change things as the group’s leaders.” He expressed his optimism in the group’s performance by saying, “We are confident because the team is playing very well.” I have the utmost confidence to advance in the league because of the fantastic football we are playing. We are a formidable squad. Despite a few injuries, everyone gave it their all and did their responsibilities as well as they could.

We are not happy because we deserved to win. We have come from behind in many games, and we were happy. The team needs to stay calm because they have given everything. We come out distant, self-satisfied, and comfortable. We are two points ahead of the team in second place.”


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