Real Madrid Held to 1-1 Draw by Tenacious Athletic

Atletico Madrid, with only ten players, dealt a major blow to Real Madrid’s hopes of contending for the La Liga title, after forcing a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu today. The match was disrupted when substitute Angel Correa was given a direct red card due to an elbow foul against Antonio Rudiger. Jose Maria Jimenez then put Atletico in the lead with a header after Antoine Griezmann’s free kick in the 78th minute. However, 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez equalized five minutes later with a header from Luka Modric’s corner. Real Madrid remain in second place in the championship with 52 points, seven points behind Barcelona, who face Almeria on Sunday. Atletico finish fourth with 42 points. This result has significantly impacted Real Madrid’s chances of winning the La Liga title.