La Liga Santander All square in the derby as Real Madrid stay top

The La Liga matchday 23 derby ended all square. Brahim made it 1-0 in the 21st minute and when it looked like the league leaders were going to secure a deserved victory, Marcos Llorente equalized with a header in the 93rd minute.

Real Madrid are still two points ahead of second-placed Girona, who visit the Santiago Bernabeu next Saturday. Real Madrid dominated the derby from the off and their control of the game began to produce a number of dangerous moves.

The first came three minutes in when Brahim’s shot from the edge of the area was saved by Oblak. The forward’s second chance was quite different.

He linked up with Lucas Vázquez with 21 minutes on the clock and after a string of deflections, he was able to get in front of the Atletico keeper and finish calmly and with class in a one-on-one.

It was 1-0 and Simeone’s side reacted with a double chance two minutes later. Riquelme delivered and Lunin did well to turn Witsel’s header behind for a corner. From the subsequent corner, Savić’s header sailed just wide of the target.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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