Gareth Bale, Real Madrid Get Crucial Win vs. Antoine Griezmann, Atletico MadridFebruary 9, 2019
Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday and claimed second place from their city rivals in La Liga.
Casemiro opened the scoring for the visitors after 16 minutes, but the home side struck back through Antoine Griezmann nine minutes later.
Sergio Ramos converted from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 shortly before half-time after the impressive Vinicius Junior was fouled just inside the box by Jose Gimenez.
Substitute Gareth Bale wrapped up the result on 74 minutes, slotting home after latching on to a Luka Modric pass.
Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey was sent off 10 minutes from time for a second yellow card after a foul on Toni Kroos.
Real are in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday in the first leg of their round of 16 tie with Ajax in Amsterdam. Atletico don’t feature again until Saturday, with Diego Simone’s side on the road to face another Madrid-based side in Rayo Vallecano in La Liga