Costa was denied by Lopez on the stroke of half time, just moments before Cristiano Ronaldo planted his header over the crossbar after meeting Di Maria's cross.
Sep 28, 2013 at 9pm UK at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Half-Time Report: Atletico Madrid ahead in derby
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Diego Costa's early goal sees Atletico Madrid head into the half-time interval 1-0 up against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Result: Atletico put four past Almeria>
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