Jan Oblak (8): Although the Slovene only made three saves, his work kept Atlético Madrid in the game. His best save came off a Karim Benzema header in the second half, where he dived low to the right to keep the game level.
Kieran Trippier (7): Seemed to relish the first half challenge Eden Hazard brought him. He was a bit uneven and mistake-prone early, but found his groove and served up dangerous crosses as the match went on.
Stefan Savić (7): With the ball at his feet, Savić distributed consistently with simple passing, and his strength in the air helped to halt Real Madrid’s attacking momentum.
José Giménez (6.5): Worked hard to win headers and shaded over to his left frequently to contain Gareth Bale. Never shied away from a tackle, as usual.
Renán Lodi (6): The Brazilian started once more at left back, but really didn’t have a huge impact with his time on the pitch despite 96 percent passing accuracy.
Vitolo (5): His fiery start to the season did not continue over these 45 minutes. Besides one shot that went wide, Vitolo did not do much going forward, but he did hustle back well on defense.
Thomas Partey: (8): A very solid performance from the man in the middle. Not only did he disrupt buildup play, but he proved to be spot-on with his passing. He played numerous great passes out wide to switch play and set up Trippier for crossing opportunities.
Saúl (7): Simeone moved Saúl to left back in the second, where he actually performed better.Despite a few mistimed tackles, he contained attacks out wide, was able to make some runs down the flank and win corners.
Koke (7): Out wide, Koke mostly just kept play moving with simple, accurate passing. Was not central to the game plan in this derby.
Diego Costa (5.5): Besides his dot of a pass to Félix in the first ten minutes of the game, Costa did little. He was outmuscled in the air and did not attempt a shot.
João Félix (5.5): He had a decent chance off Costa’s pass at the start of the match, but other than that, the Portuguese could not get much done up top.
Ángel Correa (5): Made some good runs with the ball at his feet. His quick turns and solid dribbling did not result in any quality chances, though.
Lemar (4.5): He only got the ball a few times. A bit more aggression, but couldn’t really do much with it in terms of creating dangerous chances.
Marcos Llorente (4.5): Put in an unremarkable 20-minute shift against his former team.
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