El Derbi is one of the most intense and passionate rivalries in the world of football. Some of the best goals of all time have been scored during this famous match by some of the greatest footballers of all time. Over the years, this game has served as a showcase for the players’ remarkable ability and scoring power, providing fans with wonderful memories.
A Match of Unforgettable Moments
La Liga’s El Derbi has been a fixture in Spanish football for many decades and has produced some of the most thrilling moments in the sport’s history.
From brilliant solo goals to stunning team efforts, this fixture has always managed to provide an exciting spectacle for the fans. The intensity of this match is unmatched, and the players always seem to raise their level of play, making it the perfect stage to showcase their skills.
Ronaldo Nazario – 2003-04
The 14-second goal by the Fenomenon
Ronaldo Nazario is recognized by many as the greatest goalscorer to have ever lived. Back to the 2003/04 season, Real Madrid was lining up for a La Liga clash at home to Atletico Madrid in December, which ultimately ended up in a 2-0 victory for the hosts. Raul secured the three points with Real’s second in the 20th minute, but the spotlight belonged to Brazilian Ronaldo who set the wheels in motion for the win by scoring just 14 seconds into the game.
Raul Gonzalez – The first of many (1994-95)
Derby-day delight and a maiden Real Madrid goal for Raúl González!
One of the greatest goalscorers in the history of Spanish football, Raul Gonzalez or “El Capitan“, was a true icon of the El Derbi. Raul’s maiden Real Madrid goal in the derby of La Liga 1994-05 was the very first glimpse of something great coming.
Raúl’s first Real Madrid goal! | Real Madrid 4-2 Atlético de Madrid (1994/95)
Míchel and Iván Zamorano were also on the scoresheet that day for the home side, but Raul’s inch-perfect curl to the top corner to put it 3-1 was the decisive one to end Atletico’s attempt for a comeback.
Saul Niguez – The spectacular bycle kick (2014-15)
Defending champions Atletico Madrid stunned bitter rivals Real Madrid, 4-0, thanks to an incredible bicycle kick in the first half from Spanish midfielder Saul.
It went down as one of the heaviest defeats of Real Madrid in La Liga ElDebi history.
The 20-year-old Spanish midfielder whipped his body around for a spectacular overhead kick that ricocheted off the lower left post and into the net to give Atletico a 2-0 advantage, just four minutes after checking in the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo – The hat-trick hero against the rival (2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo Hatrick Vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction, as the Portuguese superstar is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. In the El Derbi, Ronaldo has always risen to the occasion, and his goals against Atletico Madrid are a testament to his incredible talent.
In 2012, Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick in a 4-1 victory against Atletico Madrid, showing the world his incredible scoring prowess and his ability to take control of the biggest moments.
Luis Suarez (2020-21) – The sublime trivela goal
The Uruguayan needed only his debut season to be Los Colchoneros’s legend as he registered 21 league goals, played a heavy part in their eventual title in the 2020-21 season.
Among those goals was the outside right-footed shot found the back of Thibaut Courtois’s net during the second La Liga’s El Derbi of the season
Though Suarez’s goal did not win Atletico the game as Karim Benzema scored the equalizer later, a draw was more than enough for Diego Simeone’s side in clinching the title with slightly 2 points ahead of rival Real Madrid.
La Liga El Derbi is one of the most intense and historic derbies in Spanish football. Over the years, this match has given us some of the most memorable goals and iconic moments that will forever be etched in the annals of football history. From Hugo Sánchez’s legendary bicycle kick to Sergio Ramos’ last-minute equalizer, these goals truly define the spirit of El Derbi. Whether you’re a fan of Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, you can’t deny the impact that these goals have had on Spanish football. As we look back on these epic moments, we are reminded of why La Liga El Derbi will always be one of the greatest derbies of all time.