The Los Blancos started the game on the front foot and took the game to their crosstown rivals. Following a stretch of Madrid dominance, they were compensated for their efforts in the 16th-minute when Casemiro's acrobatic effort put the visitors ahead.
Real take back the Madrid crown pic.twitter.com/gXC81TDEPn— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 9, 2019
Atletico responded through Antoine Griezmann's composed finish just nine minutes later, but Sergio Ramos' penalty just before the half-time whistle took the wind out of Atletico's sails.
Solari was pleased with his side's display and called it a collective effort.
"It was a team victory, there's no other way to get anything from this stadium against a strong and competitive rival," Solari explained afterwards, as quoted by Marca.
"Playing as a team is the only way to win at the Wanda, we were strong in every aspect of play. It's the best we've played since December."
Points earned after their first 25 matches in charge of Real Madrid:— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) February 10, 2019
Del Bosque: 48
SOLARI: 59 pic.twitter.com/KDSNo6QSrl
"The key is the players, we are all the team, those who train and those who put their body, heart and effort into it are them, they deserve the credit," he concluded.