Gareth Bale’s 100th goal for Real Madrid helped the club leapfrog city rivals Atletico Madrid into second place in La Liga after a comprehensive 3-1 derby victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Casemiro’s overhead kick handed Real an early lead (16) only for Antoine Griezmann to peg them back (25).
However, Sergio Ramos’ penalty (42) restored the visitors’ advantage before substitute Bale rounded off the victory after the break (74) – with Thomas Partey then seeing red for a second bookable offence (80).
The win inflicts a first home defeat this season on Atletico, and means Real move five points behind leaders Barcelona, who are in action at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
After a slow start, Real took the lead with their first shot on target as Ramos’ deflected header sat up nicely for Casemiro to score with some acrobatics from six yards out.