Atlético Madrid Enjoy a Record-Breaking Derby

Published on 10-Feb-2015 by srijan213

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Atlético Madrid Enjoy a Record-Breaking Derby

We'd have to go back to the Black-&-White era to experience what Atlético Madrid did to rivals Real.

Atlético slammed in four goals while blanking Los Blancos in what was an unexpectedly one-sided derby.

Used to be a time when the only enticing encounter in La Liga was El Clasico. This Catalonian derby had slipped into being just another match for Real. Atlético were not that Galactico back then.

Real banners dissing Atletico

Loosely translated, that's the fans saying, Seeking a worthy opponent for a decent derby.

That was three seasons ago.

You have to be careful what you wish for.

The embarrassment for Real Madrid started early, as Tiago sneaked a well-driven shot through everyone.

Looks like a goalie mistake, but Iker Casillas didn’t see it that way.

The second marker provided the reason why fans buy tickets and tune in:

Say this: Saúl Ñíguez knows how to make an entrance.

The good news for Real: Their rivals didn't score during halftime. But Atlético wasn't done.

Antoinne Griezmann gave Diego Simeone an acceptable dilemma: which striker should he choose from, experienced or newbie? Well, hell, the newbie was already on the board. Age before beauty:

For once, Fernando Torres didn't score a first-minute goal but provided a late assist for Mario Mandžukić.

For a team who happen to be the current Champions League titlists, yielding such a goal is just an embarrassment.

Atlético are now unbeaten in five consecutive clashes against Real. Madrid has a local derby of merit again.

And all that goes with it.

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