Benitez: Errors cost us two points

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Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez was disappointed to have dropped points in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

Los Blancos took an early lead through Karim Benzema in the ninth minute, but were made to pay for not adding a second when Luciano Vietto struck for Atleti in the closing stages, after Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty.

"We have taken one point and dropped two," Benitez said. "We dominated the first half and did what we had to do, but after the break they put pressure on and played with added intensity.

"We had chances on the counter-attack that we did not put away and we lacked precision. We have to give Atlético the praise they deserve, they pressured and looked to attack.

"We have dropped two points due to the way the game went. We had the lead and we committed two errors, the penalty and the goal. We needed to get the second goal from one of the chances we had. 

"Just looking at the last 15 minutes, you would admit that Atletico had the momentum, but if you consider the whole game you see that we had control for large periods.

"It is important for us to win every game, and not look at what the other opponents are doing. We have to hope that there will be no problems with the national squads and think about the next game."