Nor danced as such. They did it with the ball. It was the ‘dance’ of Kroos and Modric against Atlético. They reigned in the derby as they have done in recent years, with overwhelming superiority and spectacular class. They took over the game with endless associations that despaired the Atltico and short-circuited their intensity into pressure. Precise possession, search for spaces, transitions to the taste of the team… In short, the umpteenth recital of a couple that is a white legend.
Two great interventions. The first in a powerful and tight shot by Griezmann and the second by a shot by Carrasco. But also two false starts. The first was left in a scare and the second cost Madrid the goal.
Defensively impeccable. Solid, fast and attentive. It’s at a great level.
Very firm at all times. Well overlooked and very attentive and quick on the marks.
Like Militao, very solid in the moments in which he had to endure the downpour.
Bad. The only one who is off the hook of the good dynamics of the team. He lost Felipe’s mark on the first occasion for Atlético and led to several turnovers in compromised areas. Substituted for being cautioned, but also because he does not transmit the confidence of before.
Play with a lot of personality at all times. Nail once more in the two areas. In attack, he signed the spectacular assist of Rodrygo’s goal.
Recital on how to dominate a game from possession. Safe and reliable as always in the direction of the match. Manage the pace of the game as you please. His partnership with Modric gave the team tremendous security.
He reigns in the parties with an insulting authority. Dynamic, agile with the ball and lucid in the last pass. He left two touches of magic: he left Rodrygo alone with a spectacular assist and he created Vinicius’ gallop that made it 0-2.
In a state of grace. A galloping home brand gave rise to Madrid’s first goal and made it 0-2 after reaching the area to nail down a play by Vinicius. Unstoppable at cruising speed. A harsh tackle from Reinildo at the beginning of the second half physically impaired him and lowered his performance.
Decisive in a very difficult night for him. It took him a while to run, but the first time he was able to do so he starred in the 0-2 play. The atmosphere took its toll on him and he must get out of the spiral of being in the center of attention so as not to lose the joy in his football.
Score a great goal. Connection with Tchouamni and definition of ‘killer’ to boat soon to open the marker. He had the second, but poor control left him without options to finish off in a heads-up against Oblak. He is spectacular playing Benzema.
I came on for Mendy at 75′. It caused an unnecessary corner that gave rise to 1-2 for Atlético.
I came on for Modric in 82′. Outstanding attitude. He played with spectacular intensity and intelligence.
He came on for Rodrygo at 86′.
He came on for Kroos at 86′. He forced the second yellow card for Hermoso and put a lot of energy and commitment into the match.
Nothing was saved looking to give the first big blow to the League. His team knew how to resist Atltico’s attacks and hit when he had the chance to do so. It failed him that the team showed danger in the second half, but in defense the behavior was impeccable.