Real Madrid thump Atletico Madrid in derby

Real Madrid thumped derby rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 yesterday.

Real Madrid thumped derby rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 yesterday.

Atletico had not beaten their city rivals for 12 years coming into the match, but a change of fortunes seemed on the cards when Adrian Lopez fired them in front.

However, the dismissal of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after 20 minutes turned the game on its head, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice from the penalty spot while Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain also found the back of the net.

The late dismissal of Diego Godin further added to Atletico's misery as they finished the match with nine men.

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