Player Ratings: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid – 2021/22

Real Madrid fall to a 1-0 defeat away to Atletico Madrid in the club’s first LaLiga loss in the Madrid derby since 2016.

With a heavily rotated starting XI, it was obvious from the get go that Real Madrid had no interest in this game. Atletico Madrid took full advantage of that to earn the three points, which could be crucial in their fight for Champions League qualification.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Andriy Lunin: 7/10

With the LaLiga trophy already wrapped up, Ancelotti decided to give Lunin some game time. The Ukrainian made a great save to deny Cunha in a one-on-one situation. A decent performance for his first LaLiga appearance with Real Madrid.

Lucas Vazquez: 5/10

Struggled to keep Carrasco under control and didn’t offer much going forward.

Eder Militao: 6/10

Just like Vazquez, Militao didn’t have the easiest of times defending Carrasco but wasn’t tested all that much.

Jesus Vallejo: 4/10

Given a rare start tonight. The Spaniard looked lost at times and gave away the penalty which ended up costing Real Madrid the game.

Nacho: 7/10

A decent performance from tonight’s captain. The Spaniard provided width down the left flank and also helped out defensively. He should’ve scored with a free header late on.

Eduardo Camavinga: 5/10

A rather sloppy performance from the young Frenchman who found it difficult to influence the game from the middle of the park.

Casemiro: 7/10

Solid performance from the Brazilian who’s found form at the most important part of the season. Casemiro will be crucial against Liverpool on the 28th of May.

Toni Kroos: 5/10

Just like Camavinga, Kroos couldn’t do much to help Real Madrid control the game thanks to Atleti’s high press.

Marco Asensio: 4/10

Not much impact on the game at all from Asensio. The Spaniard didn’t create anything of note and often found himself running into traffic.

Luka Jovic: 4/10

Mariano was originally selected to start this game but the Dominican picked up an injury during the warmup. Jovic had one or two good opportunities which he should have done better with, but overall, he barely had a touch throughout the game.

Rodrygo: 5/10

Nowhere near as effective as he was against Manchester City in midweek but still was the most dangerous player in attack for Real Madrid.


Vinicius: 6/10 Came on to replace Jovic. The Brazilian added pace and trickery to Madrid’s attack.

Fede Valverde: 6/10 Came on to replace Casemiro. The Uruguayan looked sharp during his time on the pitch and came close to scoring with a number of long range shots.

Luka Modric: 6/10 Came on to replace Toni Kroos with just under 30 minutes remaining.

Ferland Mendy: 6/10 Came on to replace Militao.


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