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La Liga: Griezmann Settles Madrid Derby

Posted: Feb 28, 2016 at 10:13 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Atletico Madrid boosted its La Liga title hopes while simultaneously putting a huge dent in Real Madrid’s as Antoine Griezmann’s goal settled the derby 1-0.
The city rivals came into Saturday’s meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu knowing anything other than victory would represent a significant blow to their title challenge, with leaders Barcelona looking close to unstoppable.
In the event, Griezmann’s well-taken goal early in the second half settled the encounter, as Atletico closed the gap to Luis Enrique’s side to five points ahead of Barca’s home clash with Sevilla on Sunday.
Madrid, however, is nine points adrift in third as coach Zinedine Zidane’s hopes of a league crown to go with the one he won as a player in the Spanish capital fade away.
And a section of the Bernabeu faithful made their discontent known, as chants of ‘Florentino, resign’ rang out, in reference to the club’s president Florentino Perez.