How Real Madrid continued their ideal begin to the season with a 2-1 win over Atletico

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Real Madrid persevered their ideal start to the new LaLiga season with a slender 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Atletico Madrid at the Civitas Metropolitano.

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Rodrygo gave Real an early lead in the first half after a fantastic through ball from Aurelien Tchouameni.

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The French midfielder delightfully chipped the ball over Atleti's defence to pick out the Brazilian who struck it first time past Jan Oblak.

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Real then doubled their lead after Federico Valverde smashed home when Vinicius Junior's strike crashed off the post into the path of the Uruguayan.

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Seven minutes from the end, Atleti pulled one back when the ball was swung in and deflected off Mario Hermoso's arm into the back of the net.

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Hermoso's 20-minute cameo ultimately became one to forget as the substitute was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in less than three minutes.

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The dismissal came at a vital time with Atleti searching for an equaliser in injury time.

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From then on, Real applied their experience and saw out the match to continue their impeccable start to the new season.

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