Real Madrid overcame Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Sunday night at the Wanda Metropolitano to reclaim the top spot in La Liga, but the game was tainted by racial chanting both before and during play. In the first half, the champions took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Rodrygo and Federico Valverde. In the 83rd minute, Mario Hermoso brought a goal back for the home team, but he was then dismissed in stoppage time.
The hosts chose to start Antoine Griezmann for the first time this season while Madrid was without the injured Karim Benzema, and they took the lead early on. Geoffrey Kondogbia attempted a goal that nearly missed, but Madrid delivered a sucker punch since Atletico was in control. Before Madrid delivered a second fatal blow, Atletico made an effort to battle back, with a ferocious drive from Griezmann going just wide of the goal and Thibault Courtois stopping Carrasco.