Atletico Madrid Defeat Real Madrid C.F. 2-1

Updated: 14 September 2014 13:20 IST

Real Madrid's second straight loss left it four points behind the defending champion, and six points adrift of Barcelona after it beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 earlier thanks to Neymar's brace.

Atletico Madrid Defeat Real Madrid C.F. 2-1
Atletico Madrid's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan celebrates with Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring during the Spanish league football match against Real Madrid. © AFP

Barcelona:

Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup to its crosstown rival.

Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half with Cristiano Ronaldo leveling from a penalty the forward earned in the 26th.

The second half, however, was all Atletico as Arda Turan went on and scored the 76th-minute winner.

Madrid's second straight loss left it four points behind the defending champion, and six points adrift of Barcelona after it beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 earlier thanks to Neymar's brace. ('Messi in team, no need for PS miracles')

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