Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann cancels out Cristiano Ronaldo opener as Barcelona close in on LaLiga title
Ronaldo and Griezmann vie for the ball during the Madrid Derby
Antoine Griezmann forced a 1-1 derby draw between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Bernabeu but neither Spanish giant will be satisfied with a share of the points as Barcelona close in on the title.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock early in the second half, briefly drawing reigning champions Real to within 13 points of runaway leaders Barca, but Griezmann equalised four minutes later.
Taking a solitary point means Atletico are 11 behind Barcelona and it looks unlikely they will chase the Catalans down over the remaining seven games of the season.
Keylor Navas saved from Diego Costa when Atletico first came knocking and the Costa Rica goalkeeper repeated the trick shortly before half-time.
Ronaldo silenced the Rojiblancos fans by volleying home the opener from a Gareth Bale cross in the 53rd minute but Atletico were not rattled and promptly levelled through Griezmann.
The France international was lurking when the ball spilled to him in the Real box and he celebrated his goal by performing the 'Take the L' dance from popular video game Fortnite.
Navas stopped Atletico coming from behind to win by denying Koke and Saul Niguez's effort in the 71st minute went just wide.
STAR MAN – Gareth Bale
The most creative player on the Bernabeu pitch, Bale's wonderful cross found Cristiano Ronaldo to volley home. Tricky, powerful and inventive in equal measure, the Welsh wizard certainly would have given Zinedine Zidane food for thought for the remainder of the season.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
Antoine Griezmann continues to showcase his playful and cheeky side with his ingenious celebrations. After becoming famous for his Drake-inspired celcbrations at Euro 2016, the France international celebrated yet another game with a Fortnite-inspired celebration. The 'Take the L dance' has become synonymous with players of the game the world over and would have brought a smile to the faces of many fans.
WHAT NEXT FOR BOTH SIDES IN LALIGA?
Real Madrid: Malaga (A), Athletic Bilbao (H), Leganes (H), Barcelona (A)
Atletico Madrid: Levante (H), Real Sociedad (A), Real Betis (H), Alavaes (A)