Analysis of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid’s 1-1 Draw on Feb 4, 2024

The soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw, with Atletico’s Marcos Llorente scoring in stoppage time to cancel out Brahim Diaz’s first-half opener. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti felt that his team deserved to win and remains confident in their position as leaders in the league. The match had its share of drama, with Atletico having a goal disallowed and Real playing without Vinicius Junior due to a back injury. Atletico’s Llorente expressed satisfaction with the team’s work and looks ahead to their Spanish Cup semifinal match against Athletic Bilbao. This brief article could be expanded by providing player statistics, analysis of various game strategies, or including quotes from players and coaches, among other possible additions.
Marcos Llorente of Atletico Madrid scored a stoppage-time goal to draw 1-1 with leaders Real Madrid in LaLiga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Real Madrid remain on the top of the table with 58 points and are two ahead of Girona, who they will be facing next Saturday. Atletico are currently in fourth place with 48 points, trailing behind third-placed Barcelona by two points.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti stated, “It was a good game from our side, we controlled the game but we were unlucky to concede a goal in the last minute.” He added, “We did well, we deserved to win but we have nothing to complain about. We are leaders and we have another chance to take a big step forward next Saturday. The team has to be calm, a good point has come out of it.”

Real played the match without Vinicius Junior, who experienced back discomfort during warm-ups, resulting in Brahim Diaz starting in his place. “Vinicius tried [to play],” Ancelotti said. “He had a cervical problem, it bothered him, he tried to warm up but wasn’t comfortable. The two options were Joselu and Brahim. Brahim allowed us not to change the defensive system.”

The opening goal of the match was scored by Diaz after 20 minutes, seizing on a loose ball after some sloppy Atletico defending inside the box to slot home from close range. Atletico thought they had equalized in the second half, but VAR intervened to rule out Stefan Savic’s goal for offside. Ultimately, Atletico scored in the final seconds of the game when midfielder Llorente headed past Real keeper Andriy Lunin from a Memphis Depay cross.

Atletico’s Llorente stated, “The goal tastes very good, we worked hard during the game, we got a point and we are happy with the team’s work.” He added, “It doesn’t taste like a win the way the game was going, but we got a valuable point.”

Atletico will next host Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup semifinals on Wednesday.

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