Player Ratings: Atlético Madrid 2-2 Real Madrid (4-2 AET) – 2023/24
Real Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey in the round of 16, succumbing to a 4-2 defeat against city rivals Atlético Madrid at the Civitas Metropolitano.
Despite Joselu’s late equaliser that pushed the game into extra time, Real Madrid’s defensive lapses proved costly as they made far too many mistakes, ultimately resulting in their elimination.
Andriy Lunin: 4/10
Started ahead of Kepa for the second successive game. The Ukrainian gifted Atlético their second goal and should’ve done a lot better for their third.
Dani Carvajal: 6/10
Didn’t track Lino for Atlético’s first goal and was not at the form we’ve come to expect of him this season.
Antonio Rüdiger: 6/10
At fault for Atlético’s opener and wasn’t as solid and reassuring at the back as he has so often been this season. Underwhelming.
Nacho Fernandez: 6/10
Didn’t do much wrong throughout.
Ferland Mendy: 6.5/10
Real Madrid’s best player in defence. Mendy was solid defensively but ended up being sacrificed in search of more attacking threat down the left.
Fede Valverde: 6/10
Not at his best. Valverde lacked his usual energy and couldn’t really affect the game. Not surprising after demanding games against Atlético and Barcelona in Riyadh.
Eduardo Camavinga: 6/10
Replaced Tchouaméni in the centre of midfield. The Frenchman struggled to make an impact on the game and didn’t offer much protection to his backline.
Luka Modric: 6/10
It was his free-kick that resulted in Oblak’s own goal but the Croatian struggled to stamp his authority in the middle of the park.
Jude Bellingham: 8/10
Real Madrid’s best player on the night by quite some margin. The Englishman was at the heart of everything positive for his team and assisted Joselu’s header to take the game to extra time.
Rodrygo Goes: 6/10
Rodrygo struggled to get going but was very unlucky to see a strike rebound off the woodwork in the second half.
Vinicius Jr: 5/10
Struggled to create any danger to Atleti’s backline and was constantly dragged into arguments which affected his performance on the pitch. A night to forget.
Brahim Diaz: 6/10 – Came on to replace Ferland Mendy. The Spaniard couldn’t impact the game.
Toni Kroos: 6/10 – Came on to replace Modric. Real Madrid saw more of the ball with him on the pitch but still lacked control of the game.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 5/10 – Came on to replace Valverde. The Frenchman was poor since coming on.
Joselu: 7.5/10 – Came on to replace Rodrygo. The Spaniard equalised late on to take the game to extra time.
Dani Ceballos: 6/10 – Came on to replace Nacho. The Spaniard scored only for it to be disallowed for offside.
Fran Garcia: 6/10 – Came on to replace Camavinga late on.