Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid La Liga Match Result February 2024

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid La Liga Match Result February 2024

Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente secured a last-minute goal to level the score at 1-1 against Real Madrid in LaLiga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Brahim Diaz had opened the scoring for leaders Real in the first half. Real remains at the top with 58 points, two ahead of Girona, whom they face on Saturday. Atletico sits fourth with 48 points, trailing Barcelona by two.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti acknowledged a well-contested game, expressing disappointment at conceding a late goal but emphasized the team's leadership and upcoming opportunities. Vinicius Junior's absence, due to a back issue, led to Diaz's start. Ancelotti praised the team's adaptability, with Brahim seamlessly fitting into the lineup.

Diaz capitalized on Atletico's defensive lapse to score in the 20th minute. VAR denied Atletico an early second-half equalizer, ruling out Stefan Savic's header for offside. Llorente salvaged a point for Atletico in the dying moments, heading in a cross from Memphis Depay.

Reflecting on the match, Llorente acknowledged the hard work, expressing satisfaction with the team's effort. Atletico faces Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup semifinals on Wednesday.

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