Real Madrid's wait for a home League win against Atletico Madrid went on as both sides cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Madrid with another 'golazo', but Antoine Griezmann equalised just four minutes later to keep Atleti four points clear of their city rivals in second place.
Santiago Bernabeu played host to a 4-4-2 battle as Madrid recalled Gareth Bale for the Derbi against Atleti, who were without Josema Gimenez and Filipe Luis.
Los Blancos’ last win in a League Derbi at the Santiago Bernabeu came in December 2012, when goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil gave them a 2-0 victory.
However, both sides could only register a goalless draw when they last met at the Wanda Metropolitano back in November.
The first half was an end-to-end affair, with the two goalkeepers on hand to keep the scores level, Jan Oblak tipping over a Ronaldo piledriver and pushing away Raphael Varane’s point-blank finish, before Keylor Navas deflected Diego Costa’s shot into side-netting.
Los Colchoneros would’ve been particularly aggrieved, however, when the linesman wrongly flagged Vitolo offside, despite the winger being in his own half down the right.
The post then denied Madrid from taking the lead as Marcelo’s shot cannoned off the woodwork, before Oblak miraculously blocked the rebound.
Nonetheless, seven minutes into the restart, Bale’s deep cross into the Atleti box was volleyed home by Ronaldo first time.
Yet straight down the other end, Vitolo pulled back to Griezmann, who made no mistake from near the penalty spot for 1-1.
The final half-hour was little more than a scrap, although it was overshadowed by Ronaldo being replaced by Karim Benzema, with little suggestion that the No 7 had an injury.
Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Ronaldo 53 (RM) Griezmann 57 (AM)
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Lucas Hernandez; Vitolo (Correa 61), Thomas (Gameiro 82), Saul, Koke; Griezmann, Costa (Gabi 71)
Referee: Estrada Fernandez