Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid: Rodrygo and Valverde help Los Blancos Maintain 100% Start, Hermoso nets & Sees Red for the Hosts

Real Madrid maintained their one hundred percent record in La Liga this season, by overcoming rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday night.

It all took two sublime goals in the opening period from Brazilian international Rodrygo and Uruguayan Fede Valverde to gift the reigning champions all three points.

Atlético Madrid scored a consolation late on through substitute Mario Hermoso but he soon received his marching orders, following a 90th minute red card.

Victory lets Real Madrid regain top spot in La Liga, ahead of closest challengers FC Barcelona.

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FULL-TIME AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid

90′ MIN: Mario Hermoso is sent off by the center referee.

RED CARD!!! To Atletico Madrid

83′ MIN: A header from Mario Hermoso reduces the deficit.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Atlético Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid (M. Hermoso)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM: Atletico Madrid 0-2 Real Madrid

HALF-TIME AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM: Atlético Madrid 0-2 Real Madrid

36′ MIN: Fede Valverde doubles the advantage of Los Blancos.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Atlético Madrid 0-2 Real Madrid (F. Valverde)

18′ MIN: A lobbed ball into the area by Aurelien Tchouameni is expertly converted by Rodrygo.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Atlético Madrid 0-1 Real Madrid (Rodrygo)

KICK-OFF AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid

As for Los Blancos, Vinicius Jr who has been the subject of discussion in the last couple of days over how he would celebrate if he scores, is in the starting line-up as well as Rodrygo and Federico Valverde.

The Rojiblancos will file out in a typical Diego Simeone style. Antoine Griezmann starts for the first time this season after having being used as a substitute after the 60th minute mark in previous games while Joao Felix will be the Frenchman’s partner upfront.

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