CM Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos was subbed early for Luka Modric, partially to help protect him from overuse. The experienced German international could not dominate the game, but he was one of the better players on the pitch for Los Blancos due to his calmness and accuracy of passing. Without Kroos’ composure and intelligence, Real would have surrendered more than just the one goal in the first half at the Wanda, given how aggressively Atleti were playing on the press.
With two tackles, a team-high 74 passes, and 93.2 percent of his attempts completed, Kroos was one of the standout players on the pitch again for Real Madrid. That passing accuracy against Los Rojiblancos stands out.
While Casemiro had a few good interventions, he also had some sloppy passes and squandered a good chance with a very passive attempt at the near post when he should have smashed the ball to the far post (or even passed).
The good news is that Casemiro did not get injured. That’s really all Madridistas care about at this point. LaLiga is already won.
CM Eduardo Camavinga
One of the best outfield players on the pitch for Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga did the work and covering of three players in this game. He was stressed a lot since Marco Asensio was starting as a floating forward, not really covering on the right side. So Camavinga had to help the right winger, right back, center backs, and defensive midfielder Casemiro often.
The Frenchman had three tackles, a pass completion percentage close to 87, and drew a pair of fouls. Camavinga made some mistakes early on in his own half, but he recovered from them. And he also had a few tackles that were highlight-reel. Camavinga is going to be a Real Madrid icon one day.