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Valverde Gets 8, Vinicius Jr. With 7.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Hard-Fought Draw Vs Atletico Madrid

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result at home in La Liga. The two Madrid sides canceled each other out in the first half and went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Angel Correa let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 64th minute. However, the ten men of Atletico managed to score the opening goal in the 78th minute when Jose Gimenez found the back of the net. Alvaro Rodriguez equalised for Los Blancos just seven minutes later as the Madrid derby finished with a 1-1 scoreline.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10

Courtois made one good save in the game but failed to keep a clean sheet this evening.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10

He had a few bright moments in the game but struggled to make a decisive contribution in the opponent’s half.

CB: Eder Militao – 6.5/10

Militao cleared the danger when needed but won’t be happy after failing to keep a clean sheet.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10

The German talent made a few crucial clearances at the back and was a threat at the other end of the field as well.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

LB: Nacho – 7/10

The Spanish defender kept things tidy at the back and had a couple of bright moments in the opponent’s half.

CM: Federico Valverde – 8/10

Valverde anchored the midfield with conviction and made a couple of decent chances in the final third.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10

He earned the ball back twice and caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders.

CM: Dani Ceballos – 7/10

The Spaniard got stuck in with some solid tackles and made two good runs with the ball.

RW: Marco Asensio – 6.5/10

He caused a few problems for the Atletico centre-backs but there was no goal for him this evening.

ST: Karim Benzema – 6.5/10

The French striker was a constant menace in the final third but failed to find the back of the net.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 7.5/10

He made a lot of dangerous runs with the ball and orchestrated a handful of promising chances in the final third.


CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

Modric added more creativity to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10

He anchored the midfield well.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 6.5/10

He was a threat going forward.

ST: Alvaro Rodriguez – 7/10

Rodriguez scored the all-important equaliser for Los Blancos in the 85th minute.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

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