Real Madrid settles the derby and regains the lead |  Dubai Sports

Real Madrid settles the derby and regains the lead | Dubai Sports

Real Madrid continued its perfect start and the full mark by defeating its neighbor Atletico 2-1 on Sunday to regain the lead from its rival Barcelona, ​​at the end of the sixth stage of the Spanish Football League.

Real raised its lead to 18 points from 6 matches, and to 9 victories in a row in various competitions (the European Super Cup and the European Champions League), two points ahead of Barcelona, ​​and three from Real Betis, the third winner of Girona 2-1 earlier.

It is the best start for the Spanish and European champions in “La Liga” since the 1987-1988 season.

Argentine Diego Simeone made his French international striker Antoine Griezmann key for the first time this season in the “derby” at the Metropolitano Stadium.

The “Colchoneros” striker has never played a key role in his team’s matches this season (5 in La Liga and 2 in the Champions League) due to a clause in his contract after loaning him from Barcelona, ​​and he only played less than half an hour at the end of each meeting in which he participated.

“(Alvaro) Morata and Joao (Felix of Portugal) are playing well, and Griezmann also in the 30 minutes he plays, he gives us order and strength and provides new opportunities for cooperation in attack … At the moment, we are We organized ourselves like this.”

Barcelona loaned the “Cocks” striker, whose contract extends until 2024 for the second consecutive season, to his former team, Atletico, to find “Grizo” himself stuck in the middle of the dilemma between the two clubs regarding the terms of his contract.

According to the local press, Atletico’s €40 million contract option will be automatically activated if the Frenchman plays more than 45 minutes in 50 percent (or more) of his team’s matches during the season.

Simeone set the French international striker’s playing time (108 international matches, 42 goals) at 27 minutes per match, to avoid forcing his club to pay the penalty clause. Although his role was limited to the substitute’s clothing, the 2018 world champion showed his scoring efficiency by scoring 3 goals in “La Liga” since the beginning of the new season.

Criticism of Vinicius does not discourage the royal

In a charged atmosphere and the accompanying criticism of the voices calling on striker Vinicius Junior not to dance in celebration of his goals, the Brazilian was once again a victim of racist chants from Atletico fans.

But those racist campaigns faced by many former and current players in solidarity with the Brazilian, did not deter Real from providing a high level and stunned its host with two goals in the first half, taking advantage of two counter-attacks, while Atletico collided with the defense of Real and the strength of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti’s men seemed confident of themselves in light of the strength of the tackles in this “derby” and the large number of objections, so that Real opened the scoring after an individual action from the brilliant midfielder in the recent period, Uruguayan Federico Valverde. The right-footed (18), in his third goal in the league this season.

And Valverde turned into a top scorer after a joint game between Vinicius Junior and Croatian Luka Modric, who passed a ball deep on the left flank that ended with the Uruguayan post in the empty goal (36).

Real excelled in possession of the ball by 55 percent until the 60th minute, while the first 15 minutes of the second half did not witness any shot from the two teams, while Simeone replaced Argentine midfielder Rodrigo de Paul with striker Alvaro Morata and Portuguese Joao Felix with Portuguese Mateus Cunha. (62).

Atlético managed to reduce the difference with the goal of substitute Mario Hermoso 12 minutes after he came in as a substitute for Belgian Yannick Carrasco after a corner kick from Griezmann. Lost for receiving a second yellow card within two minutes.

Betis regains the third

Real Betis won their second successive victory over Girona 2-1 on Sunday, regaining third place.

Betis owes his victory to Borja Iglesias, who celebrated in the best possible way his call-up to the Spanish national team by coach Luis Enrique, scoring his team’s two goals in the 15th and 71st minutes from a penalty kick.

Girona opened the scoring in the seventh minute through 19-year-old defender Arno Martins.

disappointing draw

On the other hand, Seville continued to squander points after its humble beginnings with a disappointing draw against its host Villarreal 1-1.

Seville advanced early through Oliver Torres in the eighth minute, while the “Yellow Submarines” team equalized in the second half, Alejandro “Alex” Baena Rodriguez (51).

The Andalusian club, under the supervision of coach Julen Lopetezi, is in the fifteenth place with 5 points from a win, two draws and three defeats, while Unai Emery’s team is sixth with 11 points.

The men of coach Emery, who won the European League “Europa Les” three times with his former team Seville and with Villarreal last season, resisted the desire of the Lopetezi players to achieve a second win in a row this season and the second also outside his home after he had dropped Espanyol Barcelona 3-2 in the last stage. He achieved his first victory after three defeats and a draw.

Sevilla took the lead in the eighth minute when Real Madrid newcomer Isco broke the offside trap and passed a ball to Torres, whose last shot hit the far post.

Villarreal, who plays their home matches, put pressure on Levante’s Ciudad de Valencia stadium until the end of the year due to the restoration work in its “De Ceramica” stadium, while Seville found it difficult to get the ball out.

The Andalusian club suffered a new blow after the injury of its Moroccan international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who was forced to leave the field a few minutes before the end of the first half, but soon his Serbian substitute Marko Dmitrovic was forced to remove the ball from his net after Baena scored his third goal in the league this season.

And 10 minutes before the final whistle, the referee awarded a penalty against Seville after a mistake by the newcomer substitute this summer, his Brazilian defender Alex Telles, on the other substitute, Emre Beno, but he reversed his decision after appealing to the video assistant referee “VAR”, which indicated an offside the ward.

Real Sociedad beat Espanyol 2-1.

He scored for the Norwegian winner Alexander Sorloth (17), to be answered by Eduardo Exposito (19), to grab Bryce Mendes the winning goal (29), in his fourth goal in six matches.

Sociedad advanced to eighth place with 8 points, while Espanyol, who received its fourth loss, is in 17th place with 4 points.

Osasuna lost 0-2 to Getafe earlier today in the opening stage of this stage.

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