Real Madrid showed why it is the defending La Liga champion with a convincing 2-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday to end the pacesetter’s unbeaten start to the league season.

Real Madrid deservedly took the lead in the 15th minute when Casemiro headed home from a corner, leaving Atletico behind for the first time in its 11th league game of the season.

Dani Carvajal put Zinedine Zidane’s side further at ease with a stunning strike in the 63rd minute which came off the post and into the net off keeper Jan Oblak for an own goal.

La Liga highlights: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 2-0

Atletico was utterly outplayed by the champion and did not have any attempts on goal in the first half, while it failed to manage a shot on target until the 80th minute, when Saul Niguez’s header was saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Atletico still leads the standings on 26…

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