Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Benzema scores as Los Blancos win derby 1-0

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Benzema scores as Los Blancos win derby 1-0

- Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid ended 1-0 in favour of Los Blancos as they recorded their first home win over their city rivals in eight years

- Karim Benzema scored the winner in the second half and made it his 13th La Liga goal of the season

- Zinedine Zidane's side are now six points clear at the top of the Spanish division with Barcelona still have a game against Levante

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid ended in a 1-0 win for Zinedine Zidane's side as they maintain a six point lead at the top of La Liga.

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the match as Los Blancos continued their impressive run in La Liga.

The Madrid derby in the first 45 minutes was something to write home about as Diego Simeone's side should have gone up with two goals.

Angel Correa had two glorious opportunities to put Rojiblancos up as he first hit the bar and the second attempt was wasted after being left one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois.

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Atletico had their defence holding off the Madrid attack all through as both sides went into the break without a goal.

Zidane made two substitutions before the start of the second half as Vinicius Junior came in for Toni Kroos while Isco was replaced by Lucas Vasquez.

The changes paid off as Los Blancos finally went into the lead through their top scorer Benzema after Fernand Mendy drilled in a low cross for his compatriot to slam home and make it 1-0 in the 56th minute.

Madrid capitalized on an error from Correa as Luka Modric hit a first-time volley but went slightly off target.

Vinicius also had two attempts that went straight into the hands of Jan Oblak as the match went into the last few minutes.

The referee blew the final whistle as Real became victors over their rivals once again as the match ended in a 1-0 win.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Leicester City vs Chelsea ended in 2-2 draw as both sides repeated the result of the last fixture at Stamford Bridge during the first half of the season.

All four goals were scored in the second half with Antonio Rudiger getting a brace for the Blues while Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell also got on the score sheet.

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