Antoine Griezmann netted for a third consecutive away Derbi in LaLiga as Atletico Madrid stretched their unbeaten top-flight run at the Santiago Bernabeu to five matches with a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid.
The result in the capital edged Barcelona even closer to the title, with Ernesto Valverde’s men 11 points clear of Atleti at the summit with seven games remaining.
Madrid remain four points further back in third, unable to close the gap on their neighbours despite Cristiano Ronaldo volleying in his 22nd goal in the fixture in the 53rd minute.
Diego Simeone’s side had attacked fleetingly up until that point but Griezmann, equalising as he did in the corresponding fixture last season, ensured Madrid’s lead only lasted four minutes.
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.
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