JAN OBLAK conceded an unlucky own goal as Atletico Madrid fell to a first La Liga defeat of the season to rivals Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane’s side moved to within three points of their neighbours at the top of the table following a 2-0 win on Saturday night.
Jan Oblak conceded an own-goal as Atletico Madrid lost to rivals Real[/caption]
The Slovenian had Dani Carvajal’s strike hit the post and go in off his back[/caption]
Casemiro’s early header from a Toni Kroos’ corner gave defending league champions Real a deserved lead at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Yet Atletico were still in the game until goalkeeper Oblak’s unfortunate own-goal just after the hour mark.
Dani Carvajal’s well-hit half-volley from outside the box cannoned back off the post only to go in off the back of the Slovenian.
One tweeted: “Oblak got unlucky but man, that strike from Carvajal!”
Another said: “What a strike by Carvajal. Hits the post and bounces back off of Oblak but a goal is a goal!!!”
A third added: “That Carvajal goal is a goalie’s nightmare. Nothing Oblak can do with that one”.
Madrid’s win has seen them climb to third while Atletico remain one point above Real Sociedad at the top of LaLiga.
It also relieves some more pressure from the shoulders of boss Zidane, whose future was under severe doubt prior to Wednesday’s successful Champions League rescue mission against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Diego Simeone’s side had came into the derby having won seven consecutive league games.
Madrid moved to within three points of the summit following the 2-0 win over Atletico[/caption]
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Yet they only mustered one shot on target with Saul Niguez denied late on by a good save from Thibaut Courtois.
Thomas Lemar had gone closest for Atleti before Oblak’s own-goal but the Frenchman fired wide from Marcos Llorente’s low cross and the away side were made to pay.