Atletico secures a late draw against league leaders Real Madrid

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid squared off in La Liga, with Atletico Madrid winning the match thanks to an equalizer in injury time.

Real Madrid took the lead when Brahim Diaz took advantage of a bad touch from Koke and flicked the ball past Jan Oblak from close range.

Stefan Savic headed in Antoine Griezmann’s corner, only to have his equalizer disallowed for offside.

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However, with a few seconds remaining, Marcos Llorente headed in from Memphis Depay’s flick-on to preserve a draw.

Vinicius Jr. got hurt during the warm-up, and Brahim was a last-minute addition to the squad. He believed he had scored the game’s winning goal prior to the late equaliser.

He created the opportunity with some deft footwork, but he curled a shot just wide, nearly doubling their lead.

And Atletico had opportunities. After replacing Kepa in the starting lineup, Real Madrid custodian Andriy Lunin produced a spectacular save to deny Axel Witsel’s header and then foiled Griezmann’s flicked effort.

In their previous two meetings in 2024—Real winning 5-3 in extra time in the Spanish Super Cup and Atletico winning 4-2 in extra time in the Copa del Rey—these rivals met three times in 2024.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team is now two points clear of surprise package Girona after their Saturday 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad.

Protecting the winners Atletico is ten points off the lead, and Barcelona is six points behind.

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