Real Madrid Crush Atletico in Derby With Rodrygo, Federico Valverde Strikes | Watch Highlights

Real Madrid saw off crosstown rivals Atletico 2-1 in a fiery edition of the city’s local derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday to restore their two-point lead over Barcelona and stay perfect in LaLiga.

Despite being second best for large periods of the first half and playing without talisman Karim Benzema, Carlo Ancelotti’s side were ruthless in front of goal as strikes from Rodrygo and Federico Valverde put them in a commanding position. Mario Hermoso pulled a goal back for the hosts late on but they were unable to find an equaliser.

The visitors ceded position in the opening minutes of the first half, but took the lead before 20 minutes when Rodrygo smashed home a classy finish past Jan Oblak from Aurelien Tchouameni’s chip over the Atleti back line.

After the match, Vinicius, who had been the subject of racist abuse in Spain before the weekend, tweeted a picture of him celebrating with his Selecao teammate Rodrygo, writing: “Dance wherever you want.”

A blazing run into the area from the red-hot Vinicius Junior led to Real’s second goal as Valverde pounced on a rebound and buried a first-time shot after his Brazilian teammate close-range toe poke had caromed off the near post.

Watch match highlights below.

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