Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in a tense rivalry to make it six wins from six in La Liga and win their 114th derby clash out ot 230 meetings dating as far back as December 2nd, 1906.
Real’s first goal came from Rodrygo’s half-volley of Aurelien Tchouameni’s daringly scooped pass over the top.
When Vinicius Jr.’s shot hit the post and Federico Valverde scored on the rebound, they increased their lead by two goals.
The Uruguayan has netted four times already this season, with the last three goals coming in the last three games against Mallorca, Leipzig and Atlético.
Mario Hermoso briefly gave Atletico hope with a goal but then all but removed it with a late red card.
The substitute scored with his shoulder with seven minutes to go after Thibaut Courtois had missed a corner from Antoine Griezmann, making his first start of the season for Atletico.
But Hermoso was shown a yellow card for pushing Dani Carvajal and two minutes later picked up a second for shoving Dani Ceballos as they waited for a Griezmann corner.
However, the fixture was marred by what appeared to be racist chants aimed at Real’s Brazilian forward Vinicius outside the stadium beforehand, which followed criticism of his dancing goal celebrations and a debate over whether that criticism was racist.
Some fans also reportedly threw objects at Vinicius after a Real goal and aimed further songs at him in the closing stages.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real have won all six games, putting them two points clear of Barcelona at the top. Atletico are seventh.
Real last won their opening six games in 1987-88.
The derby win means that Real Madrid continue their streak having won every official match. The other opponents they have defeated are Almería, Celta, Espanyol, Betis and Mallorca in LaLiga, Eintracht in the European Super Cup as well as Celtic and Leipzig in the Champions League.
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