REAL’s return to the top of LaLiga was marred by large-scale racist chants from Atletico fans at Vinicius Junior.
Rodrygo and Federico Valverde clinched the win before Atletico sub Mario Hermoso replied late only to be seen red in stoppage time.
However, the real joy was overshadowed by “monkey” calls from Atletico supporters before the game.
And claims have hit social media from stewards doing nothing to stop the behavior outside Atleti’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Such anger at the chants kindled the fuse for another violent derby.
And Carlo Ancelotti’s men responded best, recording nine wins from nine games this season, their sixth in LaLiga.
But Atletico threatened twice early on in this heated duel.
Felipe headed a Rodrigo de Paul free-kick wide and Yannick Carrasco deflected a shot wide.
But Real scored a brilliant net after the first chance in the 18th minute.
The in-form Brazilian striker Rodrygo confidently completed Aurelien Tchouameni’s beautiful pass.
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Valverde doubled the lead after Vinicius Jr.’s shot bounced off the post.
But Atletico improved after the break, helped by Hermoso, who came on as a 72nd-minute substitute.
The Spanish defender cut the deficit off his shoulder eleven minutes later after Thibaut Courtois flapped from a corner
But he was booked for dissent and soon sent off harshly for a second yellow card after shoving Dani Ceballos.
However, the racism before the game left a bitter taste.
And social media has been awash with calls for Atletico to be punished.
One observer posted, “I’m sick,” and another emphasized the number of perpetrators, tweeting, “It’s freaking thousands. I’m lost for words.”
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