Register Login Scores

Spanish La Liga

Ronaldo & Bale Struggle As Griezmann Denies Real Victory

Spanish La Liga

Result: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 

Date: 08 April 2017

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale struggled as Atletico Madrid secured a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid thanks to a late strike from Antoine Griezmann.

After a quiet start, Ronaldo nearly handed Real the lead in the 13 minute with a strike from distance, but Jan Oblak produced a superb save to keep out the effort.

Los Blancos continued to threaten and went close in the 27th minute through Karim Benzema, who was eventually denied by Obak from close range.

Keylor Navas was called into the action after 37 minutes, as he produced a fine stop to keep out an effort from Antoine Griezmann, who was quiet in the opening half an hour.

Zinedine Zidane's charges shaded the possession statistic and created more chances, but they went into the break with the score goalless.

Real eventually broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute as un-marked Pepe sent a towering headed into the far corner, following a free-kick from Toni Kroos.

Atletico nearly leveled matters in the 59th minute when Fernando Torres was played through on goal, however Navas produced a superb save to deny the striker.

Zidane opted for a change after 65 minutes, as goalscorer Pepe was forced off with an injury. He was replaced by Nacho.

Diego Simone's charges saw a lot of the ball in the closing stages as they pushed for an equalising goal.

Atletico were rewarded in the 85th minute as Griezmann slipped away from his marker before firing into the bottom corner to earn his side a point.

 

Reports: Man Utd Identify Zlatan Replacement

Zidane Reserves Speical Priase For Ronaldo

Juve Legend Not Impressed With Barca's Comeback Against PSG

217 comments

Top 5

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

146 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Multimillion-Rand Claim Against Celtic?

5 Feb 26, 2021 01:42 PM in Siyagobhoza

20 Nominees For Stadium Of The Year Revealed

4 Feb 25, 2021 08:27 PM in World News

Can Sundowns Trio Emulate ‘CBD’?

25 Feb 26, 2021 03:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

146 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs In Talks To Sign Swallows Star

69 Feb 28, 2021 09:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

R3m For Benni’s Influential Duo?

2 Feb 26, 2021 03:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

Gallery: Shocking State Of Iconic International Stadiums

7 Feb 28, 2021 05:28 PM in World News

Chiefs Confirm Special Flight, Release Travelling Squad

172 Feb 25, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Ex-Bafana Star To Land PSL Coaching Job

Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Injury Update On Pirates’ Lorch

7 Feb 26, 2021 07:24 AM in Orlando Pirates