Real Madrid: Top 5 performances from 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid, Lucas Vazquez (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Matchday 13. Who were the best players on the pitch for Los Merengues?

Los Merengues are riding high after 2-0 wins over Borussia Monchengladbach and Atletico Madrid – not to mention last weekend’s clean sheet victory over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. It seems as if Real Madrid have come out of their shells, as they looked like the champions we saw during the march to the title this summer.

The Royal Whites brought their best to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday night against the league leaders, Atletico Madrid, in El Derbi. Here were the top five individual performances from the impressive win.

CM Luka Modric

Another week, another masterful individual effort from Luka Modric. The Croatian superstar ran himself ragged before being substituted in the final minutes of the match for a returning Fede Valverde.

Modric wasn’t quite as dominant as he was at mid-week against Borussia Monchengladbach, but he still made his presence felt. The trio of Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, and Modric operating on that right-hand side made life extremely difficult for Atleti’s counterattack attempts. All three men worked hard to press Atleti, suffocating any potential chances for young star Joao Felix.

Per, the 35-year-old was second on the team with 77 pass attempts, completing 89.6 percent of them. He even threw in two interceptions. Modric has been Real Madrid’s best player in the 2020-2021 season thus far, and his greatness certainly continued on Matchday 13.