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However, Manchester United have continued to keep tabs on the forward, whose relationship with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reported to have deteriorated.

In January 2015, Chinese-born real estate developer Wang Jianlin acquired a 20% stake in the soccer club at a valuation of $236 million. And those were the highlights.

Griezmann, Atletico's top marksman for the last three seasons, has gone 596 minutes without scoring in all competitions for his club and had to face the ignominy of being substituted in the last league outing against Deportivo La Coruna, when his side were still chasing a winning goal.

The first derby at Atletico's new stadium was the first time the two rivals had drawn 0-0 in the league since 2005 and the game had all the passion and intensity associated with the rivalry but both sides lacked the quality needed to win the game. Marco Asensio got a cameo.

The Wanda Metropolitano prepares to host its first ever Madrid derby tonight as defending Liga champions Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid. He was in good company.

Los Blancos made the short trip to the Wanda Metropolitano having beaten Atletico only once in their last eight visits to their old venue, the Vicente Calderon, hoping to set a better record in a new setting. He threw on Fernando Torres and Kevin Gameiro.

Real defender Sergio Ramos had to be replaced at halftime after breaking his nose when he was struck by Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane might be already feeling the pressure this season Alex Caparros  Getty
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane might be already feeling the pressure this season Alex Caparros Getty

They never give up and, at any moment, something special and unknown may occur; the coach and players can react, the magic may appear, and they can amaze the whole world again.

Atletico Madrid have been unbeaten in their last 15 La Liga matches.

MF Luka Modric, 5 - An anonymous first half was almost inevitable. The team is enjoying a good league campaign but we haven't seen Griezmann's best moment yet.

Griezmann, whose present contract with Atletico Madrid runs until 2022, joined the club from Real Sociedad in 2014. Suarez hadn't scored in more than a month.

After some clever passing on the edge of the Atletico penalty area, Cristiano Ronaldo released Toni Kroos but the Germany midfielder could only scuff his shot into Jan Oblak's side netting.

In modern football, it is difficult to live for long on heroism or the skill of superstars to win titles. You can't really ask for much more.

Amrabat was the creator once more for Leganes' best chance before the break when he released Alexander Szymanowski inside the area, but the Argentine's curling effort was turned to safety by the in-form Ter Stegen. His confidence and marksmanship are shot. As a result, we can expect 3 major changes to the starting XI that started in that game.

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