Madrid derby: Resurgent Atletico aim win at Real's Santiago Bernabeu

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Wales global Bale, who has scored four goals this season, played the first 45 minutes against Atletico but was replaced at the break by Dani Ceballos.

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"It will be hard for all of us to face Real Madrid, but I expect it to be a game which he can make more comfortable for us", he added.

Perhaps the difference is Griezmann is yet to win the Champions League and in that regard, he shares the same ache as Barcelona, whose pursuit of success in Europe appears already to be disrupting their domestic rhythm.

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Real's best attempt before the interval was a volley from Bale which narrowly missed the far post, and the home side almost scored when Oblak carelessly kicked the ball straight to Asensio, but it bounced off the forward and back into the Slovenian's hands.

Vinicius Junior said his Real Madrid debut is a day he will never forget after the teenage star made his bow against city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Ahead of theri game against Real Madrid, Diego Simeone said, "Apart from their last game, where they faced a complicated opponent in Sevilla, who are not easy to compete against, I see a vertical Madrid".

"We have not won because we didn't score but overall we have been very superior", Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui said.

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"It's been a hard week, having won only two points in nine possible", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. It was winless since the first round.

In the end, both teams could have claimed victory but neither was perhaps too disappointed with a point.

"We have to approach each game in the best possible way and get the maximum number of points possible", he told the media. Los Blancos missed the chance to make the most of leaders Barcelona's unexpected loss at Leganes when they went down 3-0 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night. It will be hard, complicated, like every game against Real Madrid. "We had chances through Griezmann and Costa but they were saved by Courtois".

It was the fifth winless game for Sociedad in the last six league rounds, keeping the Basque Country club near the middle of the table.

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