Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (agg 1-0)



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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (agg 1-0)
Posted on: April 22, 2015, 09:33:57 PM

Real Madrid kept their Champions League defence alive as Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored in the closing minutes to seal a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Chicharito was only playing due to the injury crisis at Madrid but, after missing several chances, the striker proved to be the European champions' match-winner as he settled a feisty encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Mexico international was on hand to apply a simple finish after being set up by Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure Real beat Diego Simeone's side for the first time since winning the Champions League final in Lisbon last May.

Spanish champions Atleti had not lost to their neighbours in seven matches this season, but were made to pay for showing a lack of ambition over two legs and their task was not helped when Arda Turan was shown a second yellow card 14 minutes from time.

The tie looked destined for extra-time until Chicharito took centre stage, finally popping up with the solitary goal over two legs as Real stayed in the hunt for a Champions League and Liga double.


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