La Liga 2022-23, Real win the Madrid derby: Key stats
Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 on matchday six of La Liga 2022-23 season. By winning the Madrid derby, Real are top of the standings, having sealed all six matches to keep a 100% record. Real were 2-0 up at half-time with goals from Rodrygo and federico Vakverde. Atletico pulled one back in the 83rd minute through Mario Hermoso. He was also sent off.
Real are top of La Liga
Real have 18 points from six games, forwarding 17 goals and allowing seven. Real regained their lead back over Barcelona, who have 16 points. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are seventh with three wins, one loss, and two losses.
Real maintain their supremacy
Real Madrid are unbeaten is six of their last 7 away league games versus Atletico (W3 D4). Real now have 91 wins, including 36 away from home against their arch-rivals. Real are the only side with a 100% record in the top 5 European leagues.
Key records scripted in this match
Valverde has been involved in seven goals in his last 10 games for Real in all competitions (4 goals, 3 assists). This is as many as in his previous 95 games for Los Blancos (4 and 3). Aurelien Tchouameni is the second-youngest Real Madrid player to provide an assist in his first La Liga derby against Atletico in the 21st century, after Karim Benzema.
Unique record for Los Blancos
Real have won all nine of their games this season in all competitions. As per Opta, this is the third time they have won their first nine games in a single campaign after 1961-62 and 1968-69. Real won their opening 11 games in both campaigns.
Real tame Atletico 2-1
Rodrygo gave Real the lead with a half-volley from Tchouameni's stupendous scooped ball over the top. They doubled their lead when Vinicius Jr's shot hit the post with Valverde scoring the rebound. Mario Hermoso pulled one back for Atletico with a goal but then received a late red card. Atletico hardly offered anything to test Real in the match.
Real maintain 100% record
Real Madrid have won across all competitions in 2022-23: WWWWWWWWW, scoring 24 goals. Real have a 100% record in 2022-23. Federico Valverde has scored more goals after nine games in 2022-3 than he's ever managed in a single season in his career.