Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barca — Football

Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barca — Football

Barcelona won at Leganes 3-0 earlier and ended the day 10 points in front of the Madrid clubs after 12 matches.

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Both sides are desperate for three points with Barcelona storming away at the top of the La Liga table.

As for his counterpart Diego Simeone, he too will be buoyed by the return of a key trio.

However, despite all the talk, Atletico club president Enrique Cerezo has hit back by claiming that his club will dig their heels in over any potential transfer talks in the future, while Griezmann is set for a long stay in Madrid.

The first goalless league Madrid derby since May 2005 leaves Real third in the standings, locked on 24 points with Atletico as both sides slipped 10 points behind leaders Barcelona, who beat Leganes 3-0.

It could all have been different had Angel Correa capitalised when horror-show passes from Marcelo and then Raphael Varane sent him clean through inside three minutes. The Spaniard was a part of Real Madrid's youth academy before he joined their city-rivals in 2008.

Real threatened with a few runs by Isco and a couple of free kicks taken by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, who has three goals in 14 matches in all competitions, was jeered when he was replaced by Fernando Torres near the end.

The Uruguay striker found the net in each half and substitute midfielder Paulinho scored late to give the Catalan club its 11th win.

Lionel Messi's dinked pass released Alcacer and after Cuellar parried his first effort, Suarez drilled home the rebound for his second of the afternoon. Some Blancos fans and pundits might even have wished for the injured again Gareth Bale, so toothless did they look in attack. "They played well enough for the gap between the teams to not be so great", said Barca boss Valverde.

"We always try to play our best in every game but sometimes it is not possible". The Whites also have the most away wins against them in the competition (34).