Real Madrid back in ti­tle race with fiery derby win

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SPORT -

Madrid: Real Madrid barged their way back into the La Liga ti­tle race with a 3-1 vic­tory over Atletico Madrid in a feisty derby on Satur­day.

Casemiro, Ser­gio

Ramos and Gareth

Bale’s strikes in­flicted Atletico’s first home de­feat of the sea­son across all com­pe­ti­tions and moved the Euro cham­pi­ons up to sec­ond, within five points of lead­ers Barcelona, as their re­vival un­der San­ti­ago So­lari con­tin­ued.

An­toine Griez­mann equalised for Atletico af­ter Casemiro’s over­head kick sent Real ahead but Ramos slammed home from the penalty spot be­fore half­time.

Al­varo Mo­rata net­ted a bril­liant lob against his former side but it was ruled out for off­side be­fore Bale drilled in the vis­i­tors’ third to se­cure the points for Real. —Reuters Stop­watch: Atletico Madrid 1 (Griez­mann 25) lost to Real Madrid 3 (Casemiro 16, Ramos 42-pen, Bale 74)

—REUTERS

Real Madrid’s Ser­gio Ramos (L) re­acts af­ter scor­ing on Satur­day

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