Cologne – A week into their 35th championship title and four days after entering the Champions League final, Real Madrid missed out on their second team. In the fast-paced city derby at Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team deservedly lost 0-1 (0-1).
The fourth-placed Atletico almost certainly qualified for the Champions League with a win. With three matches remaining, Betis Sevilla has a six-point lead. Yannick Carrasco scored the golden goal with a penalty kick (40).
Compared to the unforgettable 3-1 win after extra time in the semi-final second leg against Manchester City, Ancelotti basically changed his squad, only the former national players are Toni Kroos, Eder Militao, Nacho and Casemiro. His opponent, Diego Simeone, changed six positions.
Atletico were more flexible from the start and created some chances. Kroos narrowly missed the goal before the end of the first half. Both teams missed promising opportunities in the second round.
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