Real Madrid: Player Ratings from 1-1 draw vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid, Casemiro. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Casemiro. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid scored a late goal in consecutive games to earn a point against Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Luis Suarez gave the host’s the lead early in the first half, and Karim Benzema scored in the 88th minute to level the game. Both teams will be disappointed to have dropped two points as they created enough chances throughout to match to get the win.

Here is how the Real Madrid players performed.

Thibaut Courtois – 8.5/10

Thibaut Courtois time and again bails Real Madrid out of trouble, and it was no different against Atletico Madrid. He made a total of four vital saves and helped keep Los Blancos in the game.

Lucas Vazquez – 6.5/10

Yannik Carrasco troubled Vazquez the entire game. Real Madrid’s right-back could not contain the Belgian, and Atletico created many chances down that left side of the pitch. However, Vazquez did not lose his confidence and constantly darted forward to be an outlet for Los Blancos in the attack. He completed 111 touches and three key passes.

Raphael Varane – 5/10

Varane did not have the best of games. Real Madrid’s backline did not have the same organization they did in the past few games under the Frenchman’s leadership. Varane also got bailed out by Courtois following a giveaway in the second half.

Nacho Fernandez – 4.5/10

Nacho’s rash decision to go to the ground allowed Marcos Llorente to dribble past him and set up Suarez for the first goal. The entire Real Madrid defense looked in shambles for large parts of the game, and Nacho struggled to contain Suarez and Correa.

Ferland Mendy – 5.5/10

Mendy did not have the best of games. He lost possession 18 times and did not offer much in the final third.

Casemiro – 8.5/10

Casemiro is a mentality monster, and he proved so once again. He won eleven ground duels, six tackles, and three aerial duels. He also assisted with Benzema’s equalizer along with two key passes.

Luka Modric – 6.5/10

Luka Modric struggled to stamp his presence in the first half. However, he looked more in control in the second half and created two chances for his teammates.

Toni Kroos – 7/10

Toni Kroos did brilliantly on the ball, completing 94% of his passes include 14 of 14 long balls, per However, his passive teammates in the final third did not help him much. His set-piece delivery was below par on the night.

Rodrygo – 3/10

Rodrygo started his first match back from injury but failed to show any spark. He did not complete any of his dribbles and was mostly anonymous.

Marco Asensio – 4.5/10

Zidane’s trust in Asensio must be waning. While the Spaniard keeps getting the nod in the starting eleven, his performances show he doesn’t deserve the faith. Asensio had a couple of commendable crosses early in the game. However, his 30 touches are just not been enough.

Karim Benzema – 6.5/10

Benzema will be relieved to have finally scored the goal to give Real Madrid the draw. He missed multiple big chances in the match, and his linkup play was underwhelming on the night.


Vinicius Junior – 7/10

Vinicius was introduced into the game as Real Madrid was chasing an equalizer. The Brazillian immediately added some dynamism to the Merengues attack and created a chance for Benzema, but the Frenchman failed to score.

Fede Valverde – 6.5/10

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Fede Valverde replaced Rodrygo on the right side and looked more energetic and involved.