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A scintillating derby win for Real Madrid over Atletico Madrid

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Sep-19 15:41 first published at 15:41 PM


News from Real Madrid: Los Blancos maintained their unblemished start to the La Liga season with an easy victory over Atletico Madrid in a heated derby on Sunday night.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team is still without Karim Benzema due to injury. They maintained their stellar play, however, winning all nine games this season in all competitions. Real handled the hostile atmosphere of Atleti’s stadium admirably. Rodrygo and Federico Valverde scored both goals in the first half for them.

Rodrygo casually half-volleyed in Aurelien Tchouameni’s perfectly weighted chip over the top of the Atletico Madrid defense to open the scoring. Valverde tucked in the rebound after Vinicius Junior charged onto a Luka Modric through-ball and toe-poked the post.

Antoine Griezmann made his debut for Diego Simeone this season. However, it took Thibaut Courtois’ error to allow them to get back into the game. Mario Hermoso capitalized on the error. He was dismissed a few minutes later after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession. Here are some key takeaways from the game in Madrid.

Real Madrid News: Vinicius responds to racists

Real Madrid News: Vinicius Jr Responds Perfectly to Atletico Madrid Victory

The game got off to a disastrous start. On social media, a video of Atletico Madrid fans chanting racist chants about Vinicius emerged. After his agent, Pedro Bravo, told the Brazil player to “stop playing the monkey” live on Spanish television, the Real Madrid star spent days responding.

Vinicius vowed to continue dancing in joy after goals were scored, and he did so on Sunday night. His partner Rodrygo scored the game’s first goal, but the pair quickly took a stand against racism by dancing by the corner flag.

At that moment, the young Real forwards and their teammates displayed incredible defiance, responding to hatred in the best way possible.

The Atleti crowd dishonors itself

In addition to shouting repugnant racial songs about Vinicius, Atleti’s supporters added another more depraved act to their repertoire on Sunday night. Objects rained down from the stands during the celebrations following Real’s two goals in the first half.

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During the halftime announcement over the stadium’s speaker system, Metropolitano Stadium, a request to stop was made. Instead, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was seen passing an object to the referee halfway through the second period in order to draw attention to the ongoing issue.

Valverde’s recent hot streak

On September 6, when Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign began against Celtic and Benzema was injured, there was a palpable fear among the team’s supporters: who would score the goals? Rodrygo, Vinicius, and even Eden Hazard were among those who responded. Few would have predicted Valverde’s recent hot streak.

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In recent years, the Uruguayan midfielder has primarily served as a background figure for Real Madrid. Despite the fact that Carlo Ancelotti has come to rely on him, he has never performed to the same level as some of the team’s other stars.

That is beginning to change. Valverde has four goals this season, compared to one last year, and three in his previous three appearances. The 24-year-old has risen through the ranks of the star-studded club by adding a clinical edge to his athleticism and technical ability.

News from Real Madrid: Los Blancos maintained their unblemished start to the La Liga season with an easy victory over Atletico Madrid in a heated derby on Sunday night.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team is still without Karim Benzema due to injury. They maintained their stellar play, however, winning all nine games this season in all competitions. Real handled the hostile atmosphere of Atleti’s stadium admirably. Rodrygo and Federico Valverde scored both goals in the first half for them.

Rodrygo casually half-volleyed in Aurelien Tchouameni’s perfectly weighted chip over the top of the Atletico Madrid defense to open the scoring. Valverde tucked in the rebound after Vinicius Junior charged onto a Luka Modric through-ball and toe-poked the post.

Antoine Griezmann made his debut for Diego Simeone this season. However, it took Thibaut Courtois’ error to allow them to get back into the game. Mario Hermoso capitalized on the error. He was dismissed a few minutes later after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession. Here are some key takeaways from the game in Madrid.

Real Madrid News: Vinicius responds to racists

Real Madrid News: Vinicius Jr Responds Perfectly to Atletico Madrid Victory

The game got off to a disastrous start. On social media, a video of Atletico Madrid fans chanting racist chants about Vinicius emerged. After his agent, Pedro Bravo, told the Brazil player to “stop playing the monkey” live on Spanish television, the Real Madrid star spent days responding.

Vinicius vowed to continue dancing in joy after goals were scored, and he did so on Sunday night. His partner Rodrygo scored the game’s first goal, but the pair quickly took a stand against racism by dancing by the corner flag.

At that moment, the young Real forwards and their teammates displayed incredible defiance, responding to hatred in the best way possible.

The Atleti crowd dishonors itself

In addition to shouting repugnant racial songs about Vinicius, Atleti’s supporters added another more depraved act to their repertoire on Sunday night. Objects rained down from the stands during the celebrations following Real’s two goals in the first half.

During the halftime announcement over the stadium’s speaker system, Metropolitano Stadium, a request to stop was made. Instead, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was seen passing an object to the referee halfway through the second period in order to draw attention to the ongoing issue.

Valverde’s recent hot streak

On September 6, when Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign began against Celtic and Benzema was injured, there was a palpable fear among the team’s supporters: who would score the goals? Rodrygo, Vinicius, and even Eden Hazard were among those who responded. Few would have predicted Valverde’s recent hot streak.

In recent years, the Uruguayan midfielder has primarily served as a background figure for Real Madrid. Despite the fact that Carlo Ancelotti has come to rely on him, he has never performed to the same level as some of the team’s other stars.

That is beginning to change. Valverde has four goals this season, compared to one last year, and three in his previous three appearances. The 24-year-old has risen through the ranks of the star-studded club by adding a clinical edge to his athleticism and technical ability.

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