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Angel Correa should have been sent off for what he did to Karim Benzema in the derby

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On the footballing calendar, few fixtures are more appealing than the Madrid derby.

The battles between Spain's two capital clubs are usually very entertaining but sadly, Saturday night's game didn't really live up to the billing.

Both sides looked nervous, knowing that they could not afford to drop three points and lose yet more ground on Barcelona, who appear to be running away with La Liga.

Real Madrid have been in diabolical form by their own lofty standards, while Diego Simeone's Atletico and Antoine Griezmann haven't fared much better.

Valencia are outdoing both, with Los Che the only real challengers at the moment to Ernesto Valverde's Barca.

In the Wanda Metropolitano, there were few talking points but there was one incident early in the first half that certainly caused a bit of drama.

ANGEL CORREA'S MOMENT OF MADENESS

When Karim Benzema fell to the ground due to being fouled, the Argentine striker done something pretty mad and simply booted the ball as hard as he could at the Frenchman's head.

Ouch, he literally puts his foot straight through that.

Now, the referee let Correa off because he thought it was an accident but he is probably the only person who thought so.

The likes of Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane were not happy at all and to be fair, they have every reason not to be.

Twitter picked up on the incident and delivered some hilarious reactions to the incident.

TWITTER REACTS

Many will remember when Ashley Williams done the exact same thing to Robin van Persie a few years back and Sir Alex Ferguson said he believed it could have "killed him".

It was a bit of an overreaction, but it's certainly very poor for a player to do it.

BENZEMA OUT OF FORM

It was another diabolical performance from Real Madrid's centre-forward, with the Frenchman supporting recent claims from Gary Lineker that he is overrated.

FBL-ESP-LIGA-ATLETICO-REALMADRID

Both he and Cristiano Ronaldo are struggling for goals in the league as Los Blancos continue to stutter domestically.

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Topics:
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
La Liga
Football
Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo

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