Brazilian winger Vinicius came off the bench to make history in Madrid's goalless La Liga draw with Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
With the exception of the last two seasons, in which the first league games ended in defeats, the Portuguese player was the main man when it came to scoring for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid's 3-0 defeat to Sevilla on Wednesday has set the alarm bells ringing after they were outplayed and outfought by Sevilla.
Lopetegui and Madrid suffered the blow of losing Gareth Bale to a thigh injury at half-time, but his replacement Dani Ceballos injected some much-needed craft and the coach applauded his impact. Everything has to be left behind quickly, because now we have a massive challenge in the shape of a derby against Atletico, ' the Real Madrid coach said at a press conference.
Courtois frustrated Costa too, a jabbed finish blocked from the angle, while Jan Oblak nearly gave a gift to Marco Asensio but the intercepting touch fell straight back into his hands.
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"Each team play however they want, but when a team wasted time from the first minute to the last and is happy with a draw then it is obviously hard to win".
Diego Godin hopes with "all my heart" his Atletico Madrid team-mate Antoine Griezmann ends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's dominance of the Ballon d'Or this year. Los Blancos deserved the win and manager Julen Lopetegui agreed after the match.
His average on day seven of LaLiga Santander was superior to 20 shots on goal per match.
"We are working to reach this level of course, and I believe at least six Atletico players would be starters in Madrid's team, but we need to remain level-headed".
"It's very hard for a player [Griezmann] to be better when the team is not playing well".
"We do not compare ourselves with Madrid nor Barcelona, but with the best Atletico in history", Simeone said. "We've only just begin but I'm delighted with the motivation and predisposition the players have shown". "We can't get too carried away with the victories nor get too concerned with the losses".