Griezmann Aims to Settle Atletico Madrid Future Before World Cup

Atletico Madrid´s Juanfran was fortunate not to concede a penalty

Atletico go into the weekend nine points behind league leaders FC Barcelona and that could have grown to 12 by the time the game kicks off in Madrid, meaning that overtaking Barca in the title race looks unlikely.

Keylor Navas has reaffirmed his commitment to Real Madrid amid ongoing rumours of a change in the number one shirt at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"When they scored we responded immediately, and we saw a game we could win with Koke and [Angel] Correa".

Ten minutes into the game, Gareth Bale's flicked header found Cristiano Ronaldo at the far post, but he couldn't beat Jan Oblak from close range.

The home side were aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty after Toni Kroos went down under Juanfran's clumsy challenge two minutes later, and the Germany worldwide let his frustration show when he was booked for a needless foul on Griezmann.

Zinedine Zidane will rest players in the derby, with Rafael Varene out and Jesus Vallejo getting a chance due to Nacho Fernandez's thigh injury.

Oil gains on surprise drawdown in U.S. crude inventories
HK/SIN, to $63.66 per barrel Brent crude futures were up 32 cents per barrel to $68.34 per barrel. OPEC and non-OPEC producers are still committed to cut output by 1.8M barrels per day this year.

Marcelo came closer to the opener four minutes from half-time, dancing inside Vitolo to thud a 20-yard strike against the crossbar.

Bale had operated on the margins of the contest up until that point but the Wales winger stormed down the left flank and Ronaldo pulled into space behind Lucas Hernandez, drilling a volley into the turf and beyond Oblak.

Despite Atleti enjoying a better season than Real domestically, however, Simeone insists that no side on the planet can match the quality in the European champions' ranks, including champions-elect Barcelona.

The Costa Rica keeper showed sharp reactions when he pushed away a rasping Koke shot, with the home defence in front of him tottering.

In the 90th minute Madrid were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box but Oblak tipped Sergio Ramos effort over the bar for a corner.

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