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Sergio Ramos Mercilessly Trolls Antoine Griezmann After Madrid Derby Goal

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has a well documented rivalry with French striker Antoine Griezmann. He decided to kick it up a notch after the two faced each other during Los Blancos’ Derby win over Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon.

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It was billed as one of the biggest meetings between these two sides in years, given Real’s struggles to keep up in the title race in Spain. 

Atletico, who were second in the table at kick off, will have been confident of victory but Real’s recent resurgence under Santiago Solari continued with an emphatic victory.

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Goals from Casemiro, Ramos and Gareth Bale, who netted his 100th for the European champions, cancelled out Griezmann’s equaliser. Thomas Partey was then sent off late on as Solari’s men leapfrog Atleti and go five points behind leaders Barcelona in second.

It was Ramos’ penalty just before half time which restored Real’s advantage and he couldn’t resist the opportunity to rub Griezmann’s nose in it by mimicking a dance from the popular video game Fortnite, which Griezmann famously did in the World Cup final against Croatia for France in the summer, as his celebration.

Ramos is used to being a pantomime villain and really does appear to thrive off the reception he gets. It is no wonder that he plays so well in such volatile atmospheres like Saturday.

Another subplot to the game was the home fans making their feelings known towards Real keeper Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian spent three years at Atletico when on loan from Chelsea. He was loved but now fans aren’t happy with his decision to move to their rivals.

Now the title race is very much on and Solari continues to impress as manager. It is expected that he will be replaced in the summer, with former Real boss Jose Mourinho said to be in line for a return to the club six years after leaving.

Both Ramos and Griezmann and their clubs will now turn their attention to the Champions League again. Los Blancos face Ajax on Wednesday in the last 16, while Atletico must wait until next week for a daunting clash with one of the favourites, Juventus.

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