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Real Madrid 5-3 Atlético Madrid (after extra time): Player Ratings

Griezmann broke the club’s goalscoring record, but Atlético lost out in extra time.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

Conceded twice in the first half; one from an Antonio Rüdiger free header and another off an excellent Ferland Mendy flick. Kept the match intact with outstretched saves and timely interventions, including his dramatic Rodrygo denial in the 43rd minute. His sustained efforts were unable to stop Dani Carvajal from leveling the score late in the match, and then he conceded twice during extra time. 4

Lino

Pushed forward with skill and directness. Curled the ball with his instep to force a Kepa save and win the corner that resulted in Mario Hermoso’s seventh-minute goal. Chances were harder to come by as time went on, being quelled by the pressure from Carvajal and Fede Valverde. 5.5

Hermoso

Struck first on the night, getting the better of Rodrygo who had trouble following the ball while marking the Spaniard. His bullet header opened the scoring, and he added nine recoveries and five clearances in defense. 7

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Giménez

The leader of the defense, stepped up for interceptions and tackles even when it wasn’t the safest decision. Finished with a whopping 12 clearances, really stood out in extra time. 6.5

Savić

Lost Rüdiger on his header into the net, giving him far too much space in the box. Came up with multiple tackles, but then redirected Carvajal’s cross into his own net in the dying moments of extra time. 2

Llorente

Unable to blast forward while playing right wing-back, having some large defensive duties to keep. His move into the midfield after Nahuel Molina’s substitution didn't do much to spark the right flank into life, either. 4.5

Saúl

Had limited touches on the ball. Found and supported Samuel Lino out wide when possible with his distribution and overlapping runs. Was tasked with staying with Valverde and Aurélien Tchouaméni on defense. 4

Koke

Played in his prototypical manor and quietly pulled the strings in the squad’s work in possession. His passing rarely treaded needle or slotted a player on goal, but it kept the ball and stretched the play. 5.5

De Paul

Effective moving forward with the ball, frequently turning and driving into space. Took risks in his passing with mixed success, but was able to create chances — such as the assist for Antoine Griezmann’s goal. 7

Griezmann

Made an impact early on with his assist on Hermoso’s goal from a corner. In the 37th minute, Griezmann became the club’s all-time leading scorer in magnificent fashion. His cutback onto his right foot lost Rüdiger and Luka Modrić, giving the attacker space to level his footing and strike the ball into the bottom corner. Had some half chances later in the match, but was unable to challenge the keeper. 7.5

Morata

Caused just enough confusion for Rüdiger and Kepa to result in a 78th-minute own goal for the opposition, giving Atlético Madrid the lead again for a brief period. 6

Subs:

Molina

Replaced Saúl and pushed Marcos Llorente into the midfield. Attempted to find moments to move forward and dribble with the ball, but his form remains a concern. 5

Riquelme

Sent the ball in that found Morata late in the second half. His added energy was needed as the game moved into extra time. 5.5

Witsel

Came on for De Paul just before extra time. Had trouble adapting to the pace of the match as the pivot, resulting in some sloppy errors. 3

Correa

Couldn’t do much while on the pitch, among his worse cameos this season. 4

Javi Galán

Showed enough in his last performance against Lugo to get another look — this time in the midfield. Couldn’t make a real impact in his limited minutes. N/A

Azpilicueta

Beaten by Carvajal on the flank, which gave the opponent an open lane to cross the ball into the area in Real Madrid’s last-minute winner. 3