Madrid: Match between both the city rivals just became a nightmare for Real, on Saturday match was held at Vincente Calderon stadium in Madrid, this win for Atletico open up the La Liga title race.
Diego Simeone, Coach of Atletico Madrid
“We still need to keep going match by match and see what happens,” he was excited about this win and thinks to utilize their chances of retaining the trophy.
“A coach can interpret the game in many different ways but it is the players that need to execute the ideas and they were brilliant. I have to thank the players for the way they played. They were solid and serious and we need to keep going this way.”
Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid full back
“First we have to say sorry to the fans. We were not good enough and we have to congratulate the opposition because they were better,” he was disappointed with his performance and added, “It is early to work out what to learn from this but it was big blow for us.”
Carlo Ancelotti, Coach of Real Madrid
“I need to have a cool head to analyse what happened. I accept my responsiblity, it was the worst game that we have played since i have been here,” who took over at the Bernabeau in 2013.
Match Summary and important points
Pepe and Sergio Ramos were not playing in the Real side due to injury, and Marcelo was also not in the side because he was suspended. Real was quiet weak in their defensive portion, although they have their star player Cristiano Ronaldo who returned back from a two game ban for violent conduct.
First goal of the match was by Tiago, lead after mistake by Iker Casilas ( captain and goal keeper of the team). Second goal was by Saul who was a substitute of injured Koke, third one was by Griezmann, followed by fourth goal by Mandzukic in 89th minute with header.
Real Madrid is still on the top by securing 54 points, Atletico became equal to Barcelona with 50 points by both teams.