A brilliant late goal from Antonio Griezmann secured one point for Athletico Madrid in a derby against Real Madrid on home on Saturday in La Liga. Real Madrid was cruising toward victory in the match. It was looking like that will take all the three points from the game until Antonio Griezmann pulled a stunner to snatch two points from Real Madrid.
Real Madrid still remains at the top position in the La Liga points table. Real Madrid is three points clear of the second-placed Barcelona.
But the main thing is that Barcelona has much superior to that of Real Madrid. It means that Real Madrid can not afford any loss in the tournament or they could lose the top position in the table. This becomes more crucial as just only 8 games remaining in the season.
Pepe scored the opening goal in the match which looked likely to give Real Madrid all three points and move one step closer towards their first LaLiga title since 2012 until Griezmann leveled the score with just five minutes remaining in the match.
Atletico Madrid is the only team in the league to have faced their rival, Real Madrid away from home and kept the clean sheet. It took strong saves from the goalkeeper Jan Oblak and a remarkable clearance from Stefan Savic following the fabulous strike from Cristiano Ronaldo to keep the scores level in the first half.
Atletico Madrid offered little threat to the Madrid goal but they found an equalizer in the closing stages of the match, with Griezmann slotting home his 15th league goal of the season.
There are many clubs that are eyeing on the Frenchman from Athletico Madrid and his performance in this match will surely increase the interest of clubs in him. France star, Antonio Griezmann found the net with the wonderful strike, firing the ball low past the goalkeeper Navas from 12 yards to rescue a point from the game after a brilliant pass from the Correa.
This draw sees Madrid move three points clear of the second-placed Barcelona. They are leveled on the number of matches played. This makes the league more interesting as now both the teams have the equal chance of winning the league.