Sid Lowe for The Guardian:
There had been seven derbies since then, but eight was the number. As Hernández put the ball in the back of the net, the scoreboard read 88 minutes. At last, Real had beaten Atlético and at last they had found a way through, without four of their usual starters, too. Over 180 minutes, one goal had been enough and Real had got it. They had searched for it for much of this game, far more than Atlético had, but had not always been sure of finding it. Yet Carlo Ancelotti had preached patience and it proved a virtue.