La Liga: Griezmann Salvaged Atletico From Defeat Against Real

The France International Antoine Griezmann netted a late equaliser in the Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid held La Liga leaders Real.

Zinedine Zidane side Real Madrid, who are now three points above Barcelona, took a deserved lead when defender Pepe headed home midfielder Toni Kroos' free-kick.

The European kings continued to dominate but without really testing Diego Simeone’s side keeper Jan Oblak on too many occasions.

And the former Real Sociedad playmaker [Griezmann] levelled for third-placed Atletico Madrid when he slid home Argentine midfielder  Angel Correa's through ball.

Luis Enrique side Barcelona will go top on goal difference if they victory at Malaga later on Saturday (19:45 BST), although Real Madrid will have a game in hand.

On the balance of play, Real Madrid should have won - with striker Karim Benzema forcing a good first-half save from Jan Oblak and centre-back Stefan Savic brilliantly clearing striker Cristiano Ronaldo's shot off the line.

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