Real Madrid salvage 2-2 draw against Atletico in Madrid derby
Cristiano Ronaldo recovered a point for Real Madrid in a energetic and contentious Madrid derby Sunday to stay on top of the three-way title battle in La Liga.
Real Madrid was down Atletico 2-1 with eight minutes left when he balanced after a help from Gareth Bale, sacking home from the border of the spot.
Atletico, losing Real by three points at kick-off, appeared on path for the derby boasting after first-half strikes from Gabi and Koke had set them forward following Karim Benzema’s untimely starter for Real. But Ronaldo fixed house in the 82nd minute to the support of boss Carlo Ancelotti.