Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020 | Last Update : 10:24 PM IST

105th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2119871152629026 Tamil Nadu114978665711571 Delhi100823720883115 Gujarat36858263231967 Uttar Pradesh2863619109809 Telangana2573314781306 Karnataka2531710529402 West Bengal2298715235779 Andhra Pradesh211979745252 Rajasthan2092216320465 Haryana1777013393276 Madhya Pradesh1528411579617 Bihar12525901497 Assam12523788314 Odisha10097648654 Jammu and Kashmir86755318138 Punjab64914494132 Kerala5623334128 Chhatisgarh3305264414 Uttarakhand3230262143 Jharkhand2877206820 Goa190311568 Tripura169212191 Manipur14307710 Himachal Pradesh107876410 Puducherry104351714 Nagaland6443030 Chandigarh4924017 Arunachal Pradesh270922 Mizoram1971390 Sikkim125650 Meghalaya94432
  Sports   Football  29 Sep 2019  La Liga 2019-20: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play out a dull draw to share points

La Liga 2019-20: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play out a dull draw to share points

REUTERS
Published : Sep 29, 2019, 12:28 pm IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2019, 12:28 pm IST

Real Madrid are top with 15 points from seven matches and Atletico stayed third with one point less.

Karim Benzema came closest to scoring at the Wanda Metropolitano but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a fine save. (Photo: AFP)
 Karim Benzema came closest to scoring at the Wanda Metropolitano but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a fine save. (Photo: AFP)

Madrid: Real Madrid earned a 0-0 draw at neighbours Atletico Madrid in a tight derby to stay top of La Liga on Saturday, continuing their recovery after a disappointing start to the season.

Karim Benzema came closest to scoring at the Wanda Metropolitano but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a fine save to keep out the French forward’s header.

Atletico forward Joao Felix twice fired wide in the first half and Real’s Gareth Bale lashed an effort off target after the break in a game of few chances.

Real Madrid are top with 15 points from seven matches and Atletico stayed third with one point less.

“I think with the game we played we deserved a lot more,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters. “In the end, a point is a point. We had chances, the header from Benzema especially.

“I can’t criticise my players over anything, I’m annoyed for them above all, but I’m happy with the game they played. They too are a bit disappointed not to take all the points.”

Real’s Sergio Ramos and Atletico’s Kieran Trippier were lucky to avoid bookings for cynical fouls on Felix and Eden Hazard respectively in a cagey opening.

Atletico’s club-record signing Felix sneaked in behind Real’s defence but dragged an effort across the face of goal before whistling another shot just wide towards the end of the first half.

At the other end, Oblak made one solid save to tip Toni Kroos’s low drive around the post.

Both teams were more afraid of losing than hungry to win with a draw seemingly suiting both.

“We have a lot of work to do (to get rid of) errors that we should not be committing, we have to keep working,” said Atletico coach Diego Simeone.

“In the first half we had more of the play but we couldn’t finish any of our chances. In the second. Oblak made that save from Benzema’s header. It was a hard-fought game, we both lacked what you need to win a game.”

After a shaky start to the season and a 3-0 thrashing by Paris St Germain in the Champions League, Zidane has steadied the ship with wins over Sevilla, Osasuna and now a draw with a direct title rival.

Real Sociedad, who are fifth, could displace Real at the top with a win over Sevilla on Sunday.

Tags: la liga, real madrid cf, atletico madrid
Location: Spain, Madrid, Madrid