In a La Liga showdown on Sunday, Alvaro Morata shone for Atletico Madrid, netting two goals and leading his team to a resounding 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid. This marked Real Madrid's first defeat of the season, while Champions Barcelona continue to lead the league standings. Antoine Griezmann also found the back of the net for Atletico, who currently hold the fifth position, in front of their fervent fans at the vibrant Metropolitano stadium.

Real Madrid now hold the third spot in the standings, trailing Barcelona by a single point and second-placed Girona. Their failure to match Atletico's high level of intensity was evident in this captivating encounter.

Morata opened the scoring with an early header, and Griezmann extended Atletico's lead. However, Toni Kroos ignited Madrid's comeback hopes with a powerful strike just before half-time.

Nonetheless, Morata showcased his heading prowess once more at the beginning of the second half. Despite their efforts, Madrid struggled to stage a comeback against an Atletico squad rebounding from what their coach, Diego Simeone, described as their "weakest" performance in his extensive tenure just last weekend.