The highly anticipated Madrid derby has seen Real and Atletico share the spoils, following a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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The stalemate in the Spanish capital derby left leader Real three points ahead of Barcelona, which visited Malaga later Saturday.
Real came into the match with a two-point lead at the summit and with a game in hand on all their rivals, while Atletico were 10 points adrift of their neighbours in third and knowing a defeat would likely spell the end of their slim title hopes. He dedicated his 23rd goal in all competitions to his daughter who turned one on Saturday.
"(Griezmann) is one of the players who gives us life", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said Friday.
But the best praise came from the rival manager. "They do defend well, but not only that", Zidane said.
"Madrid always opens its doors to great players".
Real's six-match win streak ended.
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However, when on club soccer's biggest stage, Griezmann missed a penalty during regulation in last season's Champions League final that Real Madrid went on to win in a shootout.
It was a vintage performance by Simeone's Atletico.
In line with their "Galacticos" transfer strategy, it appears as though the Spanish giants are ready to make some significant moves in the market despite already possessing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Griezmann has scored 79 goals in 149 games for Atletico since joining from Real Sociedad for 30 million euros ($32 million) in 2014.
That was when Correa connected with his forward to flip the match on its head and cast doubt on Real's march toward the trophy.
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos floated in a free-kick from the left towards the far post where Pepe got above Juanfran Torres to send a looping header back into the bottom corner past the dive of Oblak.
Pablo Piatti gave Espanyol a fourth consecutive home victory.