Real Madrid were holding all three points in their hands up until the 85th minute at Santiago Bernabeu against city rivals Atletico, but an Antoine Griezmann goal leveled the score, costing Real two precious points.
After the match, Zinedine Zidane seemed unable to believe how naive his team had looked in the last five minutes.
Just a few minutes were left, we were so close, but the lack of concentration led to that goal. We didn’t ‘read’ the game well enough in the last minutes, we didn’t defend as well as we should have
the Real Madrid coach said, before sounding somewhat critical of his rival as well.
I cannot say that Atletico had a good game. I believe we deserved more than just a point, the way we played we deserved to win, that’s what I believe, but… this is football
Zidane told reporters a few minutes after the final whistle. Real had taken the lead in the 52th minute when Pepe made good use of a Toni kroos assist and found the back of the net. Fifteen minutes later the Portugal international had to be substituted after a painful clash with an opponent.