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La Liga Football Results – Real Have Moved 13 Points ahead of Atletico

La Liga Football Results – Real Have Moved 13 Points ahead of Atletico

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday. So, with these La Liga football results, Real have moved 13 points ahead of Atletico, their local Madrid city rivals, in the table.

This 2-0 result allows Real Madrid to remain in a dominant position at the top of La Liga. Their first-place lead, after playing 17 games, is eight points clear.

Benzema struck in the 16th minute, volleying Vinicius Junior’s cross past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. And the French international veteran scored his 13th league goal of the season.

And Asensio finished off this match with a ruthless 57th minute counter-attack.

This 2-0 thus confirmed a 10th consecutive win for Real in all competitions.

La Liga Football Results – Real Have Moved 13 Points ahead of Atletico

Atletico started brightly, and Thibaut Courtois had early work to do when he smothered Marcos Llorente’s cross with Matheus Cunha. He picked ahead of Luis Suarez in Atletico’s attack, waiting to pounce.

After that, Real Madrid began to take control of the ball. Eder Militao’s near-post header flew across the face of goal before Benzema opened the scoring.

Atletico’s best opportunity came from Antoine Griezmann, whose free kick Courtois nonetheless saved by diving at full stretch.

Whereas, at the other end of the pitch, Vinicius tested Oblak before half-time.

Both managers made changes at the break as Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti withdrew goalscorer Benzema, replacing him with Luka Jovic. Meanwhile, Diego Simeone made a double substitution, introducing Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar and pulling back Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco.

The first chance of the second half fell to Asensio. He chose to turn into a crowd of Atletico defenders inside the box rather than getting a quick shot away.

On the other hand, Felix made an impact, forcing Courtois to save before playing in Cunha to do the same. But Atletico were undone on Real’s counter-attack after this.

Vinicius grabbed his second assist of the match, when he passed his final ball, sweeping clinically past Oblak, to Asensio.

Courtois saved well from Lemar with 15 minutes left. Vinicius couldn’t get enough of a touch on Ferland Mendy’s dangerous cross. And Luka Modric ran the closing stages of the match from midfield.

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