Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone hails Antoine Griezmann after derby leveller

Leaders Barcelona face Leganes at the Camp Nou

An entertaining game saw Cristiano Ronaldo volley Real ahead early in the second half, only for Griezmann to level four minutes later.

"He is a great player, he is very strong in these moments mentally", Simeone told his postmatch news conference.

Following loan spells at Mallorca and Almeria, he was drafted into the Rojiblancos in the 2015-16 season, making 13 league appearances involving three starts.

Oblak had to be quick off the mark eight minutes later to block Raphael Varane's effort at point-blank range after he had controlled Kroos' free-kick, but opposite number Keylor Navas proved equally resilient when he got a firm hand to Diego Costa's low drive after he had broken free.

"I'm happy with the match and how we performed because we clearly deserved more".

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Atletico go into the weekend nine points behind league leaders FC Barcelona and that could have grown to 12 by the time the game kicks off in Madrid, meaning that overtaking Barca in the title race looks unlikely.

"In the first half they were better, but we then started to link up better in midfield and attack". Better than Paris Saint Germain, better than Manchester City, better than Barcelona. What we have done in this decade is tremendous, Atletico fans should be proud of how their team is competing. "It was a shame we didn't get more from it but we could have even lost the game at the end".

Saul bent a shot narrowly wide for Atletico and Real, who brought on Luka Modric and Isco for Mateo Kovacic and Asensio, nearly snatched a late, late victor but Oblak made an excellent save from Sergio Ramos' free kick.

Past year he said that there was "a six in ten chance" he would move to Manchester United only to sign a contract extension with Atletico.

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