Atletico Madrid created a three-point lead at the top of the La Liga on Sunday after thrashing Eibar 5-0 as Real Madrid played out a 0-0 draw against Getafe.
Diego Simeone’s men were clinical as they continue to push on in the title race and stay away from the nearest challengers, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, who won the Copa Del Rey on Saturday.
After last weekend’s results that saw Real Betis hold Atletico Madrid and, with Real Madrid winning the El Clasico, Zinedine Zidane’s men moved a point behind Atletico Madrid going into the matches this weekend.
However, the tides changed, and it was Real Madrid who dropped two points away at Getafe as Atletico Madrid made amends for last week’s mistakes.
At the Wanda Metropolitano, Angel Correa scored a first-half brace in the 42nd and 44th minutes of the first half before Marcos Llorente also got a brace of his own in the 2nd half.
Yannick Carrasco’s goal in the early moments of the second half was sandwiched in between the two braces has Diego Someone’s side got one of their easiest wins.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped two valuable points as they failed to get past Getafe, and despite their poor result, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was awarded man-of-the-match with his impressive saves in the game.
While the Belgium international denied the hosts of getting the lead on the night Real Madrid forward, Mariano had the opening goal, but his goal was ruled out for offside after VAR review.
The result puts an end to Real Madrid’s four-match winning streak and gives Barcelona the chance to move close to the Los Blancos as they have a game in hand, having played in the Copa Del Rey final against Atletico Bilbao on Saturday.
Argentina forward and skipper Lionel Messi scored a brace in the Copa Del Rey final has Antoine Griezmann and Frankie de Jong also scored each as Barca won their first title under new manager Ronald Koeman.
However, should they win the outstanding game in the League, they would move ahead of Real Madrid with one point.
Written by: Daniel Ademiju Idowu