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Asensio Gets 7, Vallejo With 5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Derby Defeat Vs Atletico Madrid

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid locked horns with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result in the Madrid derby. Los Blancos made a solid start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 40th minute when Yannick Carrasco scored from the penalty spot. The visitors went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men tried their best to get back into the contest in the second half but Atletico hung on to their narrow lead until the very end. The match finished with Real Madrid suffering a 1-0 loss in the Spanish capital.

Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the match against Atletico Madrid.

GK: Andriy Lunin – 6/10

Lunin made one good save during the game but could not stop Carrasco’s penalty late in the first half.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 6.5/10

He was solid at the back and had a couple of lively moments in the opponent’s half.

CB: Eder Militao – 6/10

The Brazilian talent made a couple of important interceptions but got replaced in the 67th minute.

CB: Jesus Vallejo – 5/10

The Spaniard ended up giving away a cheap penalty late in the first half which ended up costing his team the game. However, he did well to put his foot through the ball when the Atletico attackers were on the front foot.

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LB: Nacho – 6.5/10

He earned the ball back a couple of times but offered very little going forward.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6.5/10

The French youngster anchored the midfield well and made one good run from midfield.

CM: Casemiro – 6.5/10

The Brazilian sensation protected his backline well and was a threat going forward.

CM: Toni Kroos – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game and only manage to create one key chance in the opponent’s half.

RW: Marco Asensio – 7/10

Asensio was quite creative with his passing and caused a lot of problems for the opposition defenders. However, there was no goal for him tonight.

ST: Luka Jovic – 6/10

Jovic struggled to get himself involved at times and failed to take any of his opportunities in front of the Atletico goal.

LW: Rodrygo – 6.5/10

He made two decent openings in the attacking end of the pitch but never got a sniff at goal himself.

Substitutes:

LW: Vinicius Junior – 7/10

He was a real threat after coming off the bench.

CM: Federico Valverde – 6.5/10

Valverde was a constant menace in the final third.

CM: Luka Modric – 6/10

The Croatia international was creative with his ball distribution.

LB: Ferland Mendy – 6/10

He gave Los Blancos more natural width out on the wide areas.

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