Griezmann’s Madrid Derby strike buries Real’s La Liga hopes (video)

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Real Madrid lost the Madrid Derby, and probably its title dreams.

Antoine Griezmann’s 53rd minute finish of a neat bit of passing lifted Atletico Madrid to within five points of first place Barcelona.

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The loss condemns Real to a minimum nine points back of the top (Barca hosts Sevilla on Sunday).

How’s this for a stat?

The 24-year-old Frenchman now has 45 goals in less than two seasons at Atleti. Here’s the goal that did it for Diego Simeone’s charges.