Griezmann halts Real Madrid's title charge with late equaliser

However, with it being a derby, the game is still likely to be highly fought, and although Real have to be considered favourites with their personnel, the home advantage, and with arguably more to play for as the race for the title between the top 2 has been reduced to just 2 points of late.

However, with just five minutes remaining, Griezmann slotted home for his third goal in his last four appearances at the Bernabeu to claim a vital point for Atletico and hamper their rivals' title hopes. "We could have easily taken the three points".

Zidane has a almost fully fit squad at his disposal ahead of the visit of Atletico Madrid with Raphael Varane the only absentee.

Los Blancos' game plan had been undone, as despite a robust, pragmatic performance, they really didn't want to drop any points, ahead of Barcelona's match against Malaga later on Saturday night.

That was the only time Madrid have failed to score in LaLiga during Zidane's tenure and their on-going scoring streak is a club record standing at 42 games thanks to Pepe's second-half header on Saturday.

Lionel Messi sent free kicks well over the bar, Andres Iniesta lost an easy ball in midfield, and Neymar got booked for not giving enough space for a free kick while tying up his laces. We've now got James Milner playing here, but the Englishman doesn't enjoy the position, despite doing a pretty good job here throughout the campaign. Instead, the former Barcelona forward was left with half the pitch to bear down on goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen and fire inside his near post in the 32nd.

Opposing manager Zidane had words of praise for the Atletico striker, who scored his 23rd goal of the season in all competitions.

Real is heading to Bayern Munich for the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Unlike his counterpart in the Real Madrid dugout, Diego Simeone has quite a few injury concerns to deal with, with as many as six players sidelined due to fitness issues for the cross city trip to the Santiago Bernabeu.


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