Alvaro Morata’s Double Leads Atletico Madrid to Victory Over Real Madrid, Ending Their Perfect La Liga Start.
Atletico Madrid handed Real Madrid their first setback in the La Liga season as Alvaro Morata’s brace secured a notable victory. Morata wasted no time, finding the net within four minutes after converting a dangerous cross from Samuel Lino. Antoine Griezmann added another with a header to make it 2-0, but Toni Kroos narrowed the gap with a superb low strike. However, Morata’s second goal, rising to meet Saul Niguez’s pass after halftime, sealed the win for Atletico. The victory propelled Atletico to fifth place in the league standings, while Real dropped points for the first time this season, currently sitting in third place behind Barcelona and Girona. This result marked a significant turnaround for Atletico, who had previously won just one of their last 14 La Liga derbies against Real Madrid. England’s Jude Bellingham, who had been in stellar form since joining Real during the summer, endured a frustrating match and received a yellow card for a late challenge on Angel Correa in stoppage time. This defeat marked Bellingham’s first loss as a Real Madrid player after scoring six goals in his first six appearances across all competitions.