Thomas Partey reveals Atletico plans for Sunday's Madrid derby

Simon Moss
April 9, 2018

France worldwide Griezmann, 27, has now scored on each of his last three league visits to the Bernabeu and has 18 goals in his last 20 games in all competitions.

Diego Simeone's side had attacked fleetingly up until that point but Griezmann, equalising as he did in the corresponding fixture last season, ensured Madrid's lead only lasted four minutes.

"The presence of [Diego] Costa has helped to free him to get involved in the play". They could well have the title wrapped up by the time they welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou for the Clasico next month.

"I'm happy with the match and how we performed because we clearly deserved more".

It was a lead Zinedine Zidane's men merited after they had the better of a first half in which Toni Kroos had a strong penalty appeal rejected and Marcelo hit the crossbar.

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Atleti are now unbeaten in five top-flight trips across town and remain four points ahead of their neighbours in second.

Atletico (second place; 67 points) and Real (third place; 63 points) have little chance of catching Barcelona, but they'll battle it out to finish as high as they can behind the Catalan club.

Growing claims over recent weeks have suggested a deal has already been agreed to take Griezmann to Barcelona, but in an interview aired on French television on Sunday, the player stated that such reports "were not good information". What we have done in this decade is tremendous, Atletico fans should be proud of how their team is competing.

Previous year he had said that there was "a six in ten chance" he would move to Manchester United only to sign a contract extension with Atletico.

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