Stats: Atletico extended their unbeaten run against Real Madrid breaking new records on the way
Real’s title chances suffered a major blow after their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. Los’ Blancos’ drew away to Malaga last time out and fell nine behind leaders Barcelona making this game all the more important for them. But Atletico ended up getting the better of their crosstown rivals and have now all but ended their title hopes.
Here are the major stats from the game:
Under Zidane Real have been prolific at home but Atletico have the meanest defence in the league and it was Real’s undoing as they failed to score.
This was the 1st time with Zidane in charge, Real Madrid failed to score in the first half at the Bernabéu in La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann finally broke his scoring drought after five games without a goal for Atletico. His goal also proved to be the deciding one for his team
5 - Antoine Griezmann broke his longest run without a league goal this season
Griezmann also reached a personal landmark by becoming the third highest scorer in La Liga in the last three seasons:
Highest scorers in the last three seasons:
With this win, Atletico continued their dominating run against Real Madrid with their third successive win in La Liga against their rivals.
3 - Atlético de Madrid are the first side in all La Liga history to win three times in a row at Bernabéu.
Cristiano Ronaldo might be in fine form but most of those goals have come against top sides
Ronaldo’s record in 2015-16 in La Liga:
0 goals (5 apps)- Vs Teams currently in the top 5
22 goals (21 apps) - Vs rest of the teams in the league
6- Atletico Madrid’s longest unbeaten run in La Liga v Real Madrid is extended to 6 games (W4 D2)
Zidane now has a poorer record than his predecessor Rafa Benitez after the same number of games. Were Real wrong to sack him?
First 9 matches:
Benítez: 6 Wins 3 Draws 0 Losses,
Zidane: 6 Wins 2 Draws 1 Loss
Real Madrid usually came out on top in matches against their neighbors, that was until Simeone took charge after which its all even steven.
Before Simeone: 4 draws, 15 Madrid wins
With Simeone: 7 victories each, 5 draws
Koke also accumulated an unwanted but unlucky stat after the game becoming the player who has hit the woodwork the most since he started playing in La Liga
13- Koke is Atlético's player who has hit the woodwork the most in La Liga since his first match.