Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid Play to Draw in Derby; Cristiano Ronaldo Scores

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Antoine Griezmann felt Atletico Madrid turned in a poor derby day performance against Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo's goal at the Santiago Bernabeu shocked them into action.

Diego Simeone's men are second on the La Liga standings, 12 points behind Barcelona who beat Leganes 3-1 at the Camp Nou last night.

Bale is one of four changes from that victory with Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio also coming into the side.

Moments later, Los Blancos had a huge penalty shout when Toni Kroos went down inside the box under a challenge from Juanfran, but the referee waved away the home side's appeals.

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Oblak remained the busier of the two goalkeepers - tipping over a rising Ronaldo drive from 25 yards before getting down to thwart Raphael Varane following another set-piece lapse - but Keylor Navas saved excellently at his near post in the 29th minute, Koke having teed up Costa for a punt at giving Atleti the lead against the run of play.

Atletico actually had the ball in the back of the Real Madrid net in the 19th minute, but Diego Costa was adjudged to have felled Sergio Ramos in the build-up, before Oblak did well to keep out a Ronaldo strike down the other end.

After a period disrupted by niggling fouls and loose touches, Real finished well before the break as Marcelo's curving shot rattled the crossbar and Dani Carvajal's fired follow-up again met Oblak.

"In the first half they were better, but we then started to link up better in midfield and attack".

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has rubbished reports claiming a move to Barcelona is already in place but says he wants his future sorted before the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year.

Saul bent a shot narrowly wide for Atletico and Real, who brought on Luka Modric and Isco for Mateo Kovacic and Asensio, nearly snatched a late, late victor but Oblak made an excellent save from Sergio Ramos' free kick.

Atletico had a huge chance to score a second in the 82nd minute when Griezmann delivered a low cross towards Correa, but the Argentine, who was unmarked, just could not make contact.

Griezmann has nine goals in his last eight Atletico outings, so expect a few more from the Frenchman if he can continue his good goalscoring form.

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