A goal from former Arsenal man Jose Antonio Reyes gave Atletico Madrid the lead over local rivals Real Madrid and left the La Liga side’s boss Manuel Pellegrini wondering if he will be in the job for much longer but goals from former Liverpool pair Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa in quick succession handed Real Madrid the win that takes them back to the top of La Liga.
In form Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain added a third to seal the win before Diego Forlan scored from the spot to make things more interesting.
Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid (Reyes)
Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Alonso)
Real Madrid 2-1 Atletico Madrid (Arbeloa)
Real Madrid 3-1 Atletico Madrid (Higuain)
Real Madrid 3-2 Atletico Madrid (Forlan)