SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: REAL MADRID 1 ATLETICO MADRID 1 | ROUND 31 LA LIGA RESULT

REAL MADRID 1 ATLETICO MADRID 1 | ROUND 31 LA LIGA RESULT

Round 31 of LaLiga has scheduled big games, but the main attention grabber was the REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO DE MADRID derby that has finished in a 1 - 1 draw result. Bad result for Real Madrid as they still have FC Barcelona breathing down their necks for the Liga Championship Title, while Atletico will be happier as they escape Sevilla FC with another point in the race for the precious 3rd ladder place for next years direct ticket into Champions League. 

Real Madrid

Deserved result the draw overall as both teams had their chances & the match shifted in favour of both sides throughout the 90 mins. Missed chances for both, especially for Real Madrid in critical moments, & great match saving saves from Atletico goalie Oblak which needs mentioning. Oblak is indeed a very good goalkeeper currently in World class level.

At Madrid

The first goal came from Pepe with a header in the 52 nd min to put his team ahead, while Griezmann managed the equalizer in the 85th min through a brilliant Correa pass.

Speaking of Griezmann, the Frenchman out shinned Cristiano Ronaldo in this match. The Frenchman is a valuable asset & perhaps worthy of his weight in gold. There is rumours of a Real Madrid interest in Griezmann, & though a transfer would be very complicated, a 100-120M€ offer would soften positions, while the player is certainly worth it. Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand is beginning his "gradual" slide as all players of 30 plus age experience, not as decisive as in the past, although he did have two great goal chances.


Resuming, another great & entertaining city of Madrid clash that keeps La Liga Title race alive & very interesting. 

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