Half time: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid scoreless

There have been no goals and a lack of goalmouth action in the first half of Saturday night’s Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Atletico Madrid have had the better of the chances with both Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa spurning golden opportunities, as they were denied by Madrid shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois.

The home side have been frustrated with a lack of fluidity in their play with both of their prime opportunities falling to Welsh forward Gareth Bale.

A win for Madrid would take them top of the league while victory for Atleti would elevate them to joint top along with Barcelona.

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