The Derbi began with a motivated Atlético de Madrid that came from thrash and like, in addition to that the last 5 visits to the Bernabéu it has never lost, meanwhile the white team sought to raise their self-esteem after the nightmare lived at Sevilla’s home, where it went thrashed, in one of its worst games in a really long time.
The match began in the Spanish capital with Atlético de Madrid imposing its game with the intensity that characterizes it. The Real Madrid still felt in the body the beating of Pizjuán, or rather in the mind, because those defeats, always leave a mark. The white players started shy, at the mercy of what the athletic could do, and it took them more than ten minutes to reach the enemy area.
In the first half, the best player of the match was the Belgian Thibaut Courtois who saved 2 heads-up against Griezmann and Diego Costa, one with the face and the other with the most backward hand. The athletic was taking advantage of the space left by Carvajal every time he was projected, Madrid had a problem and was in the middle line.
At the end of the first part Gareth Bale would feel an annoyance and would be replaced by Ceballos, for everyone it was incomprehensible having in Lucas Vázquez, Mariano and Vinicius on the bench, but the bet of Lopetegui by Ceballos would pay off and change the face of Real Madrid, which began to control the times and make Oblak shows off this time by taking a divine hand to avoid the goal of Asensio.
At the end of the game, both coaches went for all, the “Cholo” brought in Kalinic and Lopetegui finally made Vinicius debut 5 minutes before the end, the Brazilian showed to be ready when needed, but the time did not reach for more. The derby would finish 0 x 0 leaving the athletic to 2 points away of Madrid and Barcelona, and a point behind Sevilla that would win again.