Ronaldo Continues Goal Spree But Real Held By Stubborn Atletico

Diego Costa's presence pushes Griezmann on to another level

It made the timing of Zinedine Zidane's seemingly pre-planned decision to send on Karim Benzema in place of Ronaldo a curious one.

Griezmann equalized less than five minutes later with a strike from near the penalty spot after a move started by Vitolo inside the area.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is reportedly a wanted man with Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Liverpool all interested in the Slovenian, according to RMC (h/t AS). However, the goal was ruled due to foul on Sergio Ramos in the build-up.

Simeone believes that Real Madrid's squad is the best in the world.

Messi was the star of the show at the Camp Nou with a magnificent treble, as Barca stretched their lead at the top to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid's derby against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Real are next in action on Wednesday night when they face Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

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Atleti had rarely threatened up to that point but responded with gusto as Antoine Griezmann scored for the third consecutive season in this fixture and Keylor Navas saved impressively from Koke.

"What we have done in this decade is tremendous, Atletico fans should be proud of how their team is competing". In his 199 games for Atletico so far the Frenchman has scored 107 goals, 24 of which have come in 39 matches this season with one in each of his last four matches.

Nevertheless, a win for the visitors would lift them seven points above Real Madrid and give them a chance of finishing above them at the end of the table; something they have only done 18 times in the 86 seasons of La Liga.

Atleti were then on the charge and Koke should have put them ahead before the withdrawals of Ronaldo and Diego Costa for either side saw the offensive threat subside - much to the delight of those watching on in Catalonia.

A win for Real would have ended Atleti's slim hopes of claiming the title and that looked likely as Cristiano Ronaldo finally broke the deadlock with a fine finish after 53 minutes, slotting home an excellent Gareth Bale cross from the left.

Atletico are also in European action as they head to troubled Sporting on Thursday.

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