A week after his 35th Spanish football championship title and four days after moving into the Champions League final, Real Madrid and his B team clung. In the fast -paced city derby at Atlético Madrid, the team of coach Carlo Ancelotti deserves 0: 1 (0: 1).
The fourth of the table has as good as certain at Atletico due to victory. Three game days before the end, the lead over Betis Seville is six points. Yannick Carrasco scored the golden hit (40th) by penalty.
Compared to the memorable 3-1 success after extra time in the semi-final second leg against Manchester City, Ancelotti had fundamentally rebuilt his eleven, only ex-international Toni Kroos, Eder Militao, Nacho and Casemiro started again. His opposite Diego Simeone changed to six positions.
Atlético appeared significantly more agile right from the start and developed some options. Kroos narrowly missed the gate on the other side shortly before the break whistle. In the second round, both teams awarded promising opportunities.