First Madrid derby of the season end in stalemate

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 28/09/2019

First Madrid derby of the La Liga season end in a stalemate after a 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night.

Los Blancos head to the encounter top of the Spanish league after beating Osasuna 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

having produced a response to their 3-0 Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain with successive wins, while Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, must do without Alvaro Morata after the former Real striker was sent off in the 2-0 win at Mallorca on Wednesday.

Joao Felix flashed an effort across goal early on as he broke clear on the right, while the Portuguese sensation also came close with a fierce drive from outside the box later in the half.

Midfielder Thomas Partey and right-back Kieran Trippier, a positive presence all evening on his side, put dangerous balls into the area from that flank and both needed just a touch.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone sent on Angel Correa for Vitolo in the second half and he headed over soon after coming on.

Bale got into some good positions at the other end, but hit two efforts way over the top and Madrid’s best chance was a late header from Benzema which brought a stunning save from Jan Oblak as the Slovenian got down low to his left to push the Frenchman's effort away.

The result was probably fair in the end as neither side did enough to win. Madrid stay top with 15 points from their seven games, with Atleti one further back in third and Barca on 13 in fourth after their 2-0 victory at Getafe earlier on Saturday.