Benzema opened the scoring 16 minutes into the game, Real Madrid took advantage of Hermoso’s error and sent the ball to Vini Junior who was on the right side, a good cross from the winger was volleyed past Jan Oblak by the Frenchman.
Benzema’s goal made the game more interesting but the First Half ended with just that Goal after a huge miss by Vinicius from a tight angle and also Griezmann forcing Courtois to stretch full-length to push away his free-kick.
12 minutes into the second period, Marco Asensio doubled RM’s lead after a curled cross from Vinicius Junior who put on quite a show today.
Atletico Madrid fought hard to get back into the game but Real Madrid’s Goalkeeper, Thibault Courtois was simply at the top of his game, he made brilliant saves to deny Lemar, Jao Felix, Luis Suarez and Herrera.
Having won the match, Real Madrid remain at the top of the La Liga table with 42 points, 8 points clear Sevilla in second place.
Atletico on the other hand, are number 4 on the La Liga Table with 29 points, this was a match they really needed to win so as to bounce into the Top 3.
Real Madrid will travel to San Mames on the 22nd of December to play Athletic Club Bilbao while Atletico Madrid will hope to secure three points when the visit Sevilla on the 18th of this month.