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Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

For the second time this season, derbi honors were shared — this time at the Bernabéu.

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Jan Oblak (9): The mighty Oblak again strutted his best stuff in the big game, making save after save as Real Madrid had the vast majority of the shots. Though he conceded a goal that he would have liked to keep out, beyond that he was excellent. In the 90th minute, he had to make a tremendous save from Sergio Ramos’ free kick.

Juanfran (7): It was worrying to see Juanfran in the starting XI at this point against Real Madrid’s attacking, but the veteran did an excellent job. He was very solid stats-wise, but given the opposition, it makes his numbers — six clearances, two interceptions, 81 percetnt pass completion — look even better.

Diego Godín (8): Fantastic stuff from the captain, who was solid as ever with his passes, completing 95 percent. He was a huge part of why Atlético Madrid were able to hold on so well defensively — he made eight clearances and blocked three shots.

Stefan Savić (7.5): Again, this was a worrying spot in the starting XI given the recent injury to José Giménez, but Savić also did fairly well despite some ropey previous performances. He made several key interceptions, but he could have been indirectly responsible for a Madrid winner if Ramos’ free kick had gone in (he fouled Isco to set it up).

Lucas Hernández (8): Another excellent job by Lucas, who worked his socks off the entire match. He completed 100 percent of his tackles, and many were in very dangerous positions that could have yielded penalties had they gone wrong.

Vitolo (8): It was somewhat of a surprise to see Vitolo in the starting XI, but he performed very well with his chance. He assisted Antoine Griezmann’s equalizer with a brilliant cut back that left little to chance for Griezmann. His opportunities were limited by a lack of space in behind and a horrifically bad offside call, as Vitolo was in his own half when the ball was played (therefore he could not be offside) and would have been through on goal.

Thomas (7.5): For 82 minutes, the Ghanaian ran the Atlético midfield, with a solid pass completion rate of 85 percent against a team with gobs of midfield quality. He was not dispossessed and was effective in his defensive actions, making an interception and a tackle each.

Saúl (7): A fairly solid job in midfield for Saúl, who was somewhat sloppy with his passing and was not as defensively active as perhaps was expected. That being said, he is a vital component to Atleti’s midfield, especially alongside Thomas, as both are capable of making surging forward runs.

Koke (7.5): A very good performance from Koke, as he continues to improve in a wider role than perhaps he would like. However, in this match, he stepped up, creating two very good shots for himself inside the box. He did well against tough opposition and was quite active defensively.

Antoine Griezmann (9): A really convincing display. Griezmann led the line very well and though he did not get too many shots off, he did very well at times to hold up the ball and give the defense a bit of a breather. The Frenchman took his goal really well as he came screaming into the box to get on the end of Vitolo’s cutback.

Diego Costa (6.5): Not the classic derbi performance we expected from Costa, who was okay but not spectacular. He had two shots, but failed in eight duels — he may have gotten on the score sheet if he’d won a couple more (or had better supply). On 71 minutes he was brought off for Gabi as Atleti looked to secure a draw.


Correa (6.5): Correa got just nine touches of the ball, almost too little to give him a rating. Did fine when he was on the pitch, but not able to make a huge impact in half an hour.

Gabi (6.5): Similar to Correa. Gabi did not see much of the ball, but was a good option to bring off the bench and shore up midfield.

Gameiro (n/a): Did not have a huge amount of time to make an impact and rarely got a touch. He got some cardio in ahead of the Europa League on Thursday.


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