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Atletico’s response was stunning and, after Navas pawed a speculative Saul Niguez shot to safety, they ensured Madrid’s lead was short-lived.
Thomas Partey played in Griezmann, who cleverly slid possession to Vitolo and was on hand to steer the loose ball into a vacant goal after Navas saved at the former Sevilla winger’s feet.
The Costa Rica keeper showed sharp reactions when he pushed away a rasping Koke shot, with the home defence in front of him tottering.
It made the timing of Zinedine Zidane’s seemingly pre-planned decision to send on Karim Benzema in place of Ronaldo a curious one.
Griezmann released Saul to curl beyond the far post in the 70th minute but the Spain midfielder might have crossed to the well-placed Costa, who was substituted in favour of defensive midfielder Gabi soon afterwards.
Simeone’s what-we-have-we-hold move almost backfired when Bale skewed wide, while Sergio Ramos made his regular pitch to be Madrid’s last-ditch hero – forcing Oblak to push a wonderful free-kick behind in stoppage time and powering over from the resulting corner.