The tally was divided in the Madrid derby after 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez beat Jose Gimenez for Atletico Madrid to 10 in a 1-1 draw. Atletico’s
was reduced to ten when substitute Angel Correa was sent off to elbow the Chest by Antonio Ruediger.
But Gimenez silenced the Santiago Bernabeu by heading in Antoine Greizmann’s cross for Thibaut Courtois.
Rodriguez hit the defender with his head to salvage Real’s point at the end of the game. Both teams had their chances in the first half, but neither side was accurate enough on target.
The hottest topic of the first half was Reinildo’s injury, with the defender set to be substituted after 23 minutes after sustaining a serious knee injury during a clash with Federico Valverde.
Madrid had a great chance to take the lead early in the second half when Vinicius came into the box and crossed for Benzema at the near post, but the Frenchman couldn’t get enough of the ball as it went over the keeper’s face. .
minutes later, Antione Greizmann appeared from the edge of the box and had a good chance to put Atlético forward, but missed the ball.
Atletico were suddenly down to ten when substitute Angel Correa 19 minutes after coming on as a substitute suffered an elbow bump and was sent off against Antonio Rüdiger.
Despite a one-man lead, Madrid were down when Gimenez headed a Griezmann free-kick over the goal and into the bottom right corner.
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Faced with a setback that would almost certainly have ended their hopes of chasing Barcelona in the title race, Rodriguez scored his first Real Madrid goal and scored a point for Los Blancos.
Real are second in the table, seven points behind Barcelona, who have one game left while Atlético are fourth.