FT: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid, Los Blancos HELD in Madrid Derby! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have settled for a dramatic draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was a tightly contested game between the two sides with Real Madrid hoping to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona with a win.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, looked set to avenge the first-leg home loss to Real Madrid in the season with Diego Simeone lining a strong squad against Los Blancos.
The match kicked off with Real Madrid taking charge of proceedings from the start but breaking through the brink wall defense of Atletico Madrid.
The game continued with the European and reigning champions still in charge of play as Atletico Madrid retreated to the defense.
The Diego Simeone men sat deep waiting to pounce on Real Madrid on the counter with no avail.
Real Madrid failed to find the back of the net despite being the better side till the end of the first half.
Second Half Report
Real Madrid continued on their dominance as the second half kicked off.
Nothing changed with over 70 minutes into the second half; the host still dominated proceedings while Atletico Madrid sat back to defend.
However, in a shock swoop in the 78th minute, Atletico Madrid take the lead with Gimenez with the opening goal.
Real Madrid then ramped up pressure to find an equaliser with few minutes of play remaining.
In the 85th minute, Rodriquez scored the equalizer for the home as the match finally ended in a 1-1 draw after the final whistle.