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Atlético Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid: Player ratings

It was El Derbi, and it was really terrible! 

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

Jan Oblak (7): A bit poor for the first goal, but none of the goals were the result of egregious errors.

Santi Arias (7.5): Very good from the right in the first half, was constantly available and combined really well with Correa.

José Giménez (4): Fouled Vinicius for Real Madrid’s penalty, and it was very sloppy. Two fouls outside the area, one inside and he should have known to stay on his feet against a player he could handle physically. He then contributed to Real Madrid’s third as he had some pretty ugly tracking-back that allowed Gareth Bale a lot of space.

Diego Godín (5): Looked slow and slashed several clearances. Still ineffective from set-pieces, and the defense was unorganized for the third goal.

Lucas Hernández (7): Didn’t do a whole lot, other than foul people and fall over. Still better as a center back.

Saúl (6): Did almost nothing in the first half and was not helped by his partner, whose mistakes meant he was often tracking back at great speed. He did complete the most passes on the team with 25, which is less than any player Real Madrid deployed. That should tell you what kind of match it was.

Thomas Partey (2): Thomas solidified his place in the first team long ago, but showed Saturday that he may not be ready for an everyday role in this team. He was one of four players culpable for the first goal, all surrounding Sergio Ramos, but more of a concern was his lack of defensive effectiveness. On multiple occasions he dwelt on the ball and lost possession, and on one such occasion failed to properly track back. And if all of that was not enough, he was sent off ten minutes from time, just for good measure. Easily Thomas’ worst performance in an Atlético Madrid shirt.

Thomas Lemar (5): Almost totally uninvolved in the first half. Good pressure, but that was about it. After more of the same in the second half, he was withdrawn for Vitolo.

Ángel Correa (7): Other than Griezmann, Atlético’s best attacking player in the first half, was direct and active on the right wing. Had he not lost his balance at the end of the half he could have had a chance to shoot. He also provided the excellent pass for Griezmann’s equalizer. In the second half, as has become all too common, Correa faded and was not as electric as he was in the first half. He was removed for Rodri on 65 minutes.

Antoine Griezmann (8): Scored a great goal on a counter-attack, but was not able to really get the game by the horns. Had more shots than anyone in the game, but could not make any others count, and Atlético desperately needed him to if they were going to get a result.

Álvaro Morata (6.5): After a pretty silent first half, Morata had a fantastic chance to equalize just after halftime. On 67’ minutes, he was denied a penalty because he handled the ball, so said VAR. It was a horrendously unlucky day for Morata, but not a bad performance. He was removed for Nikola Kalinić.