Real Madrid won their 10th game in a row with a 2-0 comfortable win over their neighbours Atletico Madrid and move eight points clear of Sevilla at the top of the La Liga table. Karim Benzema who is the current La Liga’s top scorer powered in a fantastic volley from Vinicius Jr’s cross to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side the lead in the first half of the game.
Real Madrid Beat Atletico to Maintain top Place in La Liga
Brazilian young star Vinicius was also on the scoresheet as he picked out Marco Asensio to slot home their second. The Spanish La Liga defending champions Atletico, who are 13 points behind Real Madrid, had chances but could not utilise them well as the hosts finally won the game. Real have only lost twice in 23 games and none since 3 October since Carlo Ancelotti replaced Zinedine Zidane in the summer.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico, who sit fourth, look miles away from the team who won La Liga last season. They did force Real keeper Thibaut Courtois into six saves, including to keep out Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick. A double change at the break and the introduction of Luis Suarez could not help the visitors come back to the game as they suffered the loss. Barcelona sits down in eighth, 18 points behind Real, after their 2-2 draw with struggling Osasuna.