Real Madrid failed to carry forward their momentum and drew 1-1 against Atletico Madrid

. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face each other in Madrid derby in La Liga on Saturday. And that match was a 1-1 draw.

Real Madrid lost points at home against Atletico Madrid on Saturday in La Liga after a stunning 5-2 win at Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League.This point is also a relief for them. Against 10-man Atletico they fell behind in the 78th minute. 18-year-old forward Alvaro Rodríguez, who made only his second appearance in the club's jersey, saved Real after seven minutes.After this draw, Real's points are 52 after playing 23 matches. Barcelona are at the top with 7 more points, having played one less match.Ancelotti is now accepting the potential reality of the league. The Real Madrid coach blamed mental fatigue for this draw."I don't see the end of hope right now. But it's true, winning the league title is very difficult now. Today's match was actually tough before, now it got tougher. But we will try.”"Today we are suffering more from mental than from physical problems. We were not fresh enough. Especially, when they became a group of 10. We let them score and couldn't organize ourselves. In the first half we were in control but the pressure was not very strong. Later we couldn't even take advantage of playing with one more."Real Madrid's big takeaway from this disappointing match was Rodriguez's performance. This forward of Real's 'B' team or Castilla played for the first time a week ago for the main team. He showed a glimpse of his talent when he came on in the 88th minute that day against Osasuna. He made the goal that ensured the victory of the team in a great way.Ancelotti said after the match that he would talk to Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez about getting Rodriguez a regular in the first team.Ancelotti later took the youngster to Liverpool for a Champions League match. This time against Atletico, the team got a point with his goal. Real Madrid coach is dreaming big about him now.“Tonight is special for him. In the little time he got in the match, he showed his quality. He could be useful for us for the rest of the season, playing for us in between games in Castilla. Our plan is to keep him in the first team next season."

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