By Donte Medder |Staff Writer|
In what proved to be another battle between the tortoise and the hair, Real Madrid denied Atletico Madrid its fairy tale ending.
The final score of four to one shows the game to have been a comfortable win for Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin scored a header in the 36th minute that would prove to be Atletico’s only goal.
Real Madrid coasted through the first half, playing with little intensity.
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Iker Casillas, the supposed leaders of Real Madrid, stumbled through mistakes.
With five minutes left to the first half, Ronaldo and his world class teammates began to fear a defeat that would threaten their chance at winning a championship title, which they have not won in 12 years.
Aletico Madrid’s David Villa attempt- ed to score a goal from a free kick just out- side the penalty area but the kick flew into Real Madrid goalkeeper’s, Casilla’s, arms.
Casilla’s save inspired the Real Ma- drid team to not give up on their goal of winning the title.
The game was aggressive, with 12 yellow cards and players making tough
Atletico, though not as talented as the
opposition, still put up a fight.
Atletico played with a sense of unity
and ferocity that went unmatched until the final half. Atletico defenders suffocat- ed Real Madrid’s stars taking away their space.
In all, it looked as though the unity of Atletico would win again. Real Madrid’s Ramos tied the game with a header and sent the game into overtime.
Bale was next to score with a header putting Real Madrid up two to one.
Then Marcelo Vieiro scored from long range to put the game out of reach with un- der five minutes of injury time to go.
The only thing that could complete this remarkable come from behind victory for Real Madrid was a goal from mega star and most valuable player, Ronaldo.
This was achieved when Ronaldo scored a penalty kick, after being tripped in scoring position.
Ronaldo put the game on ice making it a four to one victory. He taunted the oppos- ing team’s fans by taking his jersey off and flexing at them.
Many perceived this move by Ronaldo as classless.
But to a man who just five minutes ago made the deciding goal, this was pure joy.