Wednesday April 11, 2012 33rd Day Finished Estadio Vicente Calderón

Atlético Madrid 1 - 4 Real Madrid

  • Falcao 55’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 25’, 68’, 83’ (pen.)
  • Callejón 88’

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  1. Ronaldo hat-trick settles Madrid derby

    Ronaldo hat-trick settles Madrid derby

    Real Madrid restored their lead at the top of La Liga to four points after a 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Atlético Madrid
    • Real Madrid
    • 22:55 Thanks for staying with us throughout the game and for making your player ratings. Your man of the match, incidentally, was Falcao with an 8.1 rating. Ronaldo was second on 7.9. Good night.
    • 22:48 Atletico, meanwhile, slip two places to ninth due to results occurring elsewhere tonight.
    • 22:47 Real's lead is back up to four points over Barcelona with just six games to go.
    • 90+1' Full time. Atletico Madrid 1-4 Real Madrid.
    • 90' Koke is booked for a foul on Ronaldo.
    • 89' Real are playing keep ball here. They just want to run down the clock.
    • 87' It's Callejon, the subsitute, who slots the ball low and between the legs of Courtois. Predictably it was Ronaldo's pass that set that one up. 13 goals for him this season, and most of them have come from the bench.
    • 87' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-4 Real Madrid.
    • 85' From the corner, Pepe conspires to miss from a yard away at the near post. Immaterial. This game is won and Atletico have lost focus.
    • 84' Higuain spots a gap in the Atletico defence.... his low ball finds Ronaldo... IT MUST BE FOUR... No. Courtois blocks the shot. Corner.
    • 83' REAL MADRID SUBSTITUTION: Jose Maria Callejon replaces di Maria.
    • 82' Ronaldo converts the penalty low and to Courtois' right. That's his hat-trick and 40 league goals for the season - 52 in total.
    • 82' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid.
    • 81' Diego Godin brings down Higuain in the box. Totally unnecessary. The ball was going away from Higuain.
    • 81' PENALTY TO REAL.
    • 80' Falcao wins another header at the far post, and heads straight at Casillas. How many more times will the Real central defenders let him have a free ride?
    • 78' GREAT DEFENDING FROM PEPE. He puts the goalbound effort from Adrian out for a corner.
    • 77' ATLETICO SUBSTITUTION: Koke replaces Arda.
    • 76' Juanfran muscles Arbeloa out of the way and puts in a lovely cross for Falcao. GREAT CHANCE.... but straight into the hands of the grateful Casillas. The striker got in between Pepe and Ramos like they weren't even there.
    • 75' Juanfran and Coentrao collide and the Real full back is down. Physios make it over and he's back in action.
    • 72' Low cross from Ronaldo is mishit, or is that missed altogether, by Higuain, and comes to di Maria just inside the box. Low cross-keeper shot is saved by Courtois.
    • 70' REAL SUBSTITUTION: Gonzalo Higuain comes on for the ineffective Benzema.
    • 68' It's another absolute belter from Ronaldo. He recieves the ball 22 yards out, cuts inside onto his right foot, and simply blasts the ball beyond Courtois. Again, an amazing amount of dip and swerve on that one. That's 51 for the season in all competitions and 39 in the league, moving him level with Lionel Messi at the top of the domestic scoring charts.
    • 68' GOAL!!! Atletico 1-2 Real Madrid.
    • 67' Free kick for Real, which di Maria whips in and Ronaldo gets his head to, but sends it well wide.
    • 66' If things stay as they are now, Real's lead over bitter rivals Barcelona will be just two points, and with the Clasico still to come. Intriguing.
    • 63' Great ball finds Adrian on the left of the area. He makes space for himself and crosses low... but Ramos easily cuts it out.
    • 62' Ronaldo cuts inside from the left... opens his body up and fires low and hard... but he drags that shot wide of the near post. Looked a bit optimistic.
    • 60' Yellow card for Filipe Luis for a reckless challenge on di Maria from behind.
    • 59' AND ANOTHER REAL CHANCE. This time it's Pepe heading over from an Ozil cross.
    • 58' Great build-up from Ozil. Lovely pass into Coentrao... MUST SCORE... but the Portuguse left-back fires the ball into the side netting from a tight angle. Great chance there.
    • 57' Thing are getting a bit chaotic here. Pepe slips up and the ball goes out from an Atletico player. Somewhere in among it all Alonso is booked, and that means he'll miss the game against Sporting Gijon.
    • 55' Out of nothing too. Some nice interplay on the edge of the box resulted in Adrian, wide on the left, crossing in for Falcao to head beyond Casillas. That's his 21st goal of the season and one that could alter the course of the title race dramatically.
    • 55' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid.
    • 51' Corner for Atletico. Whipped in. Falcao gets in between Ramos and Pepe, but can't direct the header and it's easily taken care of. Ooh. He clashed heads with Ramos in that. Painful.
    • 49' Lightning doesn't strike twice. Similar effort to the goal, but from 10 yards closer in. Thibaud watches it sail over.
    • 49' Gabi gives away a free kick against di Maria about 25 yards from goal, and dead centre. This is Ronaldo shooting territory.
    • 47' Late challenge on Arbeloa from Turan. He escapes a booking though.
    • 46' No great shock with that sub. Kaka did fine when he had the ball, but was guilty of not tracking back when chasing.
    • 46' And we're underway.
    • 46' SUBSITIUTION REAL MADRID: Mesut Ozil comes on for Kaka.
    • 22:00 We're almost ready to begin the second half.
    • 21:50 Atletico may consider themselves unlucky not to be on level terms. You can't deny a flash of magic that Ronaldo produced though.
    • 45' Just eight seconds over the 45 played, and that'll be half-time with the score Atletico Madrid 0-1 Real Madrid.
    • 44' Closer inspection reveals no contact at all.
    • 44' Adrian skips past two Real defenders and goes down in the box. He wants a penalty, but the referee waves away his claims. If there was any contact, it was certianly outside the area.
    • 43' Alonso brings down Diego and concdees a free kick. The resultant move has some purpose too. Juanfran breaks down the right and crosses to the egde of the box. Filipe, under pressure from Pepe, fires over from 18 yards out.
    • 41' Silly challenge from Filipe on di Maria and Real have a free kick from the right of their own area, which Casillas will pump upfield.
    • 40' Mesut Ozil is warming up on th sidelines. He scored three times in four games against Atletico last season, but Jose Mourinho has left him out tonight, preferring Kaka. If Real win tonight, then it could prove a shrewd decision with some critical games still to come.
    • 38' Ronaldo has the ball on the edge of the box, but Juanfran is crowding him. RONALDO SHOOTS after a stepover and Courtois pushes it wide at the near post. Corner comes to nothing.
    • 36' Ronaldo and Benzema play a neat one-two, but it's not quite enough to open up a chance. Tiago - yes, that is the former Chelsea midfieler in case you were wondering - cuts it out.
    • 35' Wonder if Arbeloa's rating will drop further now. He's booked for a foul on Falcao.
    • 34' You, our beloved Eurosport Yahoo readers, have been rating each player in real time since the kick-off, and it's Falcao currently attracting top billing with an 8.0, while the worst man on the pitch is - according to you - Arbeloa on 4.8.
    • 33' BENZEMA SOMEHOW MISSES FROM SIX YARDS OUT! Di Maria does what he does best (not acting). He swings in an excellent cross from the right and Benzema poorly heads wide from a totally unmarked position at the far post.
    • 31' Godin makes contact with di Maria, and it looks like the the Argentinian winger has taken acting lessons from Gabi. Make of that what you will.
    • 30' Filipe gets in a good crossing position on the left. Falcao and Adrian both go for it and.... Oooh. If anything it looked like Falcao took that one off Adrian's head. A positive reaction from the home side just a few minutes after going behind.
    • 28' Pepe goes down like an old woman - and a theatrical old woman at that. The way he's carrying on, you'd think he'd snapped his leg in two. Gabi didn't even make contact with him!
    • 27' Diego goes down as he tries to get something back for Atletico, and immediatley Real start another attack with Benzema.
    • 26' Ronaldo with a sensational dead ball. It looked like it was too far out to shoot, but the former world player of the year managed to engineer amazing dip and swerve that left Courtois totally unable to do anything. That's 50 goals for Ronaldo this season.
    • 25' GOAL!!!! Atletico Madrid 0-1 Real Madrid.
    • 25' Pepe's fouled and Real have a free kick from around 30 yards out. Ronaldo's going to take it.
    • 23' Atletico take advantage and pump the ball downfield.... Ball breaks to Adrian, whose shot is blocked by the stomach of Coentrao. Corner comes to nothing.
    • 22' RONALDO GOES DOWN IN THE ATLETICO BOX! No penalty says the referee. That was dubious. Gabi could easily have been penalised there. He tripped the former Man Utd man from behind and didn't get anywhere near the ball. In his defence, Ronaldo didn't complain.
    • 19' Big let-off for Real. Instead of shooting, Gabi dinks the free kick over the opposition wall and right into Falcao. The Colombian striker can't make contact though. You'd have thought a 20-goal striker would have done a bit better there.
    • 18' Good build-up play by Atletico. Adrian's cross is cleared, but in the ensuing action Arda Turan is brought down by Xabi Alonso. Aletico have a free kick from 30 yards out.
    • 17' Foul by Pepe on Gabi. Diego takes the free kick on the halfway line. it misses everyone, but Coentrao still contrives to concede a corner. Casillas is not happy with his full back about that, but the corner comes to nothing.
    • 15' Diego takes it and Falcao gets his head to it.... No. Linesman correctly calls it offside. It was tight, but totally right.
    • 14' Ramos is penalised for a foul on Falcao. It didn't look like he touched the striker though. In fact, no, he definitely didn't. Free kick to Atletico.
    • 12' Di Maria's corner find the head of RAMOS, but his goalbound effort ricochets off a fortunate Atletico defender or two.
    • 11' Ronaldo jinks left and right over on the left flank and creates space for a cross, which is put out for a corner by Diego Godin. But where on earth were di Maria and Benzema?
    • 9' On closer inspection, Coentrao got a toe on the ball and deflected Falcao's shot. The Portuguese did very well there.
    • 8' Diego releases the ball towards Falcao.... The Colombian does brilliantly to get a shot away ahead of Coentrao, but Iker Casillas charges the ball down and now has a corner to deal with.
    • 7' Ronaldo is on the ball. He's scored 49 times in all competitions for Real this season and will fancy his chances of adding to that extraordinary tally tonight. Atletico have won their last five home games though, so it won't be easy.
    • 5' Long ball up from Pepe in the Real defence as far as Benzema. The Frenchman knocks it back for Ronaldo.... but Filipe gets a foot in very well.
    • 3' Di Maria with the free-kick from th right, but the referee wants it retaken as the Atletico defenders were already moving. The retaken cross is cleared.
    • 3' Cristiano Ronaldo is fouled by Juanfran, and the full-back - who started out as a midfielder with Real no less - gets a talking to.
    • 2' The first test for Thibaut Courtois comes in the shape of a low drive from Angel di Maria. The keeper is just 19 and is on loan from Chelsea.
    • 1' We're underway in Madrid.
    • 20:58 Three changes for Atletico: Suarez, Salvio and Miranda are all suspended so in come Falcao, Perea and Tiago.
    • 20:55 Four changes for Real after the 0-0 draw against Valencia at the weekend. Sergio Ramos returns from suspension in place of Raul Albiol wgile Fabio Coentrao surprisingly comes in for Marcelo. Kaka is included in place of Mesut Ozil while Angel di Maria comes in for Gonzalo Huguain. Karim Benzema moves up front as a result.
    • 20:50 REAL MADRID: Casilla, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Kaka, Ronaldo, Benzema. SUBS: Albiol, Ozil, Higuain, Callejon, Granero, Adan, Varanane.
    • 20:45 ATLETICO MADRID: Courtois; Juanfran; Godin; Perea; Filipe, Tiago, Gabi, Arda, Diego, Adrian, Falcao. SUBS: Paulo Assuncao, Asenjo, Merida, Dominguez, Koke, Pizzi, Martin.
    • 20:40 By contrast, Atletico lie seventh and a win will move them to within a point of sixth-placed Osasuna and maybe even four points of a Champions League spot, depending on what happens in the Valencia - Rayo match that's currently in progress.
    • 20:35 It's all to play for in the hunt for the title. After seeing rivals Barcelona win last night to cut their lead to a point, Real can go four clear with six games to go with a win tonight.
    • 20:30 Hello and welcome to Estadio Vicente Calderon for LIVE coverage of the Madrid derby. It's Atletico v Real in la Liga. Kick off is 21:00 UK (22:00 CET).
  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-4 Real Madrid.
    • 84' Higuain spots a gap in the Atletico defence.... his low ball finds Ronaldo... IT MUST BE FOUR... No. Courtois blocks the shot. Corner.
    • 82' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid.
    • 81' PENALTY TO REAL.
    • 72' Low cross from Ronaldo is mishit, or is that missed altogether, by Higuain, and comes to di Maria just inside the box. Low cross-keeper shot is saved by Courtois.
    • 68' GOAL!!! Atletico 1-2 Real Madrid.
    • 59' AND ANOTHER REAL CHANCE. This time it's Pepe heading over from an Ozil cross.
    • 58' Great build-up from Ozil. Lovely pass into Coentrao... MUST SCORE... but the Portuguse left-back fires the ball into the side netting from a tight angle. Great chance there.
    • 55' GOAL!!! Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid.
    • 38' Ronaldo has the ball on the edge of the box, but Juanfran is crowding him. RONALDO SHOOTS after a stepover and Courtois pushes it wide at the near post. Corner comes to nothing.
    • 33' BENZEMA SOMEHOW MISSES FROM SIX YARDS OUT! Di Maria does what he does best (not acting). He swings in an excellent cross from the right and Benzema poorly heads wide from a totally unmarked position at the far post.
    • 25' GOAL!!!! Atletico Madrid 0-1 Real Madrid.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • Line-up

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      Substitution Out77′ 6.5 -
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out84′ 6.7 -
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