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Feb 9, 2019 at 3.15pm UK at ​Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)
Attendance: 67,725
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
1-3
Real Madrid
Griezmann (25')
Partey (80')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Casemiro (16'), Ramos (42' pen.), Bale (74')

Result: Gareth Bale nets milestone goal as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid

Gareth Bale nets his 100th goal in a Real Madrid shirt as Santiago Solari's side register a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Saturday's derby clash at Wanda Metropolitano.

Real Madrid have moved into second place in the La Liga standings with a 3-1 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid in Saturday's derby clash at Wanda Metropolitano.

Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Casemiro's overhead kick, but a penalty from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale's 100th goal in a Real Madrid shirt earned the visitors a big win over their neighbours.

Real move one point ahead of Atletico in the table, with leaders Barcelona still possessing a five-point advantage with a game in hand.

Griezmann set the tone for a lively opening 45 minutes with a shot from inside the area which cleared the crossbar, while Thomas Partey also failed to hit the target when presented with a chance on the edge of the box.

Real Madrid celebrate scoring against Atletico Madrid in La Liga on February 9, 2019.© Reuters

However, it was Real who went in front. A second corner in quick succession led to the ball being headed into the air by Ramos, and Casemiro reacted quickest to send an overhead kick into the net from eight yards out.

The visitors went searching for a second with Lucas Vazquez sending the ball over the bar at the back post after meeting Vinicius Junior's cross, but Atletico were soon back on level terms with the assistance of VAR

Angel Correa played the ball through to Griezmann and the Frenchman coolly slotted his finish past Thibaut Courtois, although the goal had been initially ruled offside until the use of video technology.

Chances were few and far between after the equaliser - despite both teams not giving an inch in any area of the pitch - but Real were gifted the opportunity to regain the lead three minutes before the break.

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in La Liga on February 9, 2019.© Reuters

Jose Gimenez hauled down Vinicius Junior just inside the area, and Ramos made no mistake from 12 yards as the defender lashed a low effort into the bottom corner of Jan Oblak's net.

Atletico had the better of the exchanges after the restart, and Griezmann sent an effort off target from 20 yards after being set up by Alvaro Morata.

The Chelsea loanee thought that he had got his team back on level terms shortly afterwards after superbly controlling the ball and lobbing Courtois, but VAR ruled that the frontman was offside.

A number of yellow cards in quick succession disrupted the flow of the game, but Atletico again went close as Courtois somehow prevented Gimenez from finding the back of the net with a volley from close range.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores against Atletico Madrid in La Liga on February 9, 2019.© Reuters

Real were content to play on the break but that approach eventually paid off as Bale - introduced as a second-half substitute - latched onto a pass from Modric before finding the bottom corner after advancing into the area.

Atletico's afternoon went from bad to worse as Partey was shown a second yellow for a foul on Toni Kroos, and the home side were handed six cautions in total during the match.

Bale wasted a late chance to add a fourth during the closing stages, but Real will be more than satisfied with a strong performance and even better result over their rivals.

ATLETICO MADRID (4-3-3): Oblak; Arias, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez; Correa (Rodri 65'), Saul, Partey; Lemar (Vitolo 59'), Morata (Kalinic 71'), Griezmann

REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos (Ceballos 84'); Vazquez, Benzema (Mariano 89'), Vinicius Junior (Bale 57')

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