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Madrid (AP) – Sixth game, sixth win: Real Madrid remains at the top of the table in Spain. The Champions League winner also won the city derby against Atlético Madrid 2-1 (2-0) and thus remains without a loss.
Brazil’s Rodrygo (18′) and Uruguay’s Fede Valverde (36′) scored for coach Carlo Ancelotti’s extremely efficient team.
In the closing stages, however, victory was again in danger after Mario Hermoso (83′) scored for the hosts. The defender then saw yellow-red in the heated final phase, the guests brought the success over time. Real are now two points ahead of FC Barcelona.
World footballer Robert Lewandowski had already led the Catalans to their fifth win of the season in the Spanish Primera Division on Saturday. The exceptional Polish striker contributed two goals (34th/48th minute) to the 3:0 (2:0) against FC Elche at the bottom of the table. For Lewandowski it was the seventh and eighth goal of the season in the sixth league game.
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