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Atlético Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

A disappointing derby from all angles.

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Back between the sticks, conceded twice in the first half. It’s hard to fault the keeper on the first goal, who couldn’t stop an unmarked and in-form Rodrygo Goes darting into the 18-yard box on 18 minutes. On the second goal, the initial shot from Vinícius Júnior bounced off the post and onto the feet of Fede Valverde. Oblak’s outstretched gloves were not quick enough to stop the attacker from doubling the reigning champions’ lead. —4


The Belgian’s efforts to move up the pitch were valiant but widely ineffective in breaking down the condensed Real Madrid defense. The wingback’s work often ended in a one-on-one battle or the occasional shot, but he couldn’t create many clear opportunities for the squad. —5.5


Had a number of personal duels with the elusive Rodrygo, who often floated flank to flank. Reinildo’s physicality helped the team in the second half and he toed the line well enough despite picking up a yellow card in the first half hour. Atlético Madrid could really stand to see Reinildo develop a more well-rounded game, though. —4

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The natural midfielder passed effectively in the back once again, but he was exploited defensively by the pacy Madrid front line. His decision not to shift over to the dribbling Vinícius on the second goal gave the Brazilian an open lane to drive into and crack an uncontested shot that Valverde slotted. —3.5


Poor performance from the defender, as his defensive blunders led to both goals. His failure to track Rodrygo and a mistimed (though ambitious) leap to clear the ball left the striker open for the first goal. On the second, Felipe was beaten in a one-two combination that ended with Vinícius bolting past his countryman. —3


Struggled for space all alone on the right flank. Ferland Mendy did a great job on him. —4.5


Tied the club’s appearances record and started the game well, playing further forward and breaking lines with his distribution. But after Real’s first goal, Koke went missing and Ángel Correa ultimately replaced him. —4.5

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The midfielder saw a lot of touches in the opening stages, often opting to send a long ball up top or take a crack on goal. Similar to Koke, Kondogbia’s impact was felt less and less as Madrid started to impose their will. On the opening goal, Kondogbia’s failed stab on Valverde allowed the Uruguayan to continue progressing the ball. —3.5

De Paul

Had some bright on-ball moments, which was evident as he finished with two key passes, but they were not enough to deliver a promising chance on net. —4


Made his first start this season. Griezmann was at the heart of everything Diego Simeone tried to do in this game, taking 80 touches and dictating play like the Griezmann of old. The Frenchman’s movement in pockets of space gave him chances on the ball, but he only attempted one shot on target. —5.5

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João Félix

A quiet match from the striker, who was isolated and fell victim to Atlético’s poor ball circulation in the first half. He departed the match disappointed and frustrated on the hour mark. —4



Came on for a struggling João Felix with about 30 minutes left. The striker’s fresh legs could and agility made him a threat but he remains stuck on zero goals this season. –4.5


Came on for De Paul an hour in. Physical up front, dropped deep when he could, but mustered zero shots against an organized defense. –4.5


The Argentine took up a wide position and caused problems for the Real Madrid defense. H was a large part in Atlético’s final push for an equalizer late on and must have more playing time soon. –5.5

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A dramatic 19 minutes on the pitch. He brought back a goal in the 83rd minute, scoring with his shoulder off a set piece. The Spaniard (and ex-Madrid player) then picked up two yellows after getting into an altercation with Dani Carvajal and then pushing Dani Ceballos (who went down easily) in the penalty area . –4


Came on with less than 10 minutes left in Kondogbia’s stead and could not do much with his limited time. –N/A