- Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid ended in a 3-1 scoreline in the entertaining Madrid derby
- Three goals were scored in the first half as Real Madrid took a 2-1 lead into the break
- Gareth Bale silenced the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano with sublime finish to get the win
Atletico vs Real Madrid ended in a 3-1 victory in favour of Madrid as they move into second position on the table above Atletico.
The fans at the Wanda Metropolitano gave a hostile reception to the visitors especially to their former shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois.
The first real chance of the match fell to Thomas Partey who failed to keep his shot down after a lovely one-two with Antoine Griezmann.
Luka Modric was at the end of a pin-point cross from Dani Carvajal but the Croatian could not direct his header on target.
Then in the 16th minute, Real took the lead from a corner kick after Sergio Ramos' initial header was acrobatically volleyed home by Casemiro to make it 1-0.
Atletico responded in style as Angel Correa slid in a pass through toGriezmann who beat the offside trap before putting the ball through the legs of Courtois to make it 1-1.
Madrid captain Ramos put his side back into the lead from the penalty spot after Vinicius Junior was fouled from behind in the box by Jose Gimenez. It ended 2-1 to Los Blancos in the first half.
Alvaro Morata had a goal disallowed in the 53rd minute afetr the Video Assistant Referee spotted he was in an offside position.
Substitute Gareth Bale sealed the win with a low drive from his left-boot giving Jan Oblak a full stretch in goal in the 73rd minute. It became 3-1.
Santiago Solari's men held on to win their first derby in many attempts as Real Madrid overtake their city rivals to second position on the table.