Player Ratings: Real Madrid 3-3 Atlético Madrid (5-3 AET) – Spanish Super Cup 2022/23
Real Madrid clinched their spot in the Spanish Super Cup final after a pulsating 5-3 extra-time win over Atlético Madrid in Riyadh on Wednesday night.
Real Madrid were awful defensively but made up for it with a plethora of goals. Rüdiger, Mendy, Carvajal, an own goal from Savic and a last minute goal from Brahim confirmed Los Blancos’ appearance in the Super Cup final for the third consecutive year.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will now face the winner of Barcelona vs Osasuna in Sunday’s final.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: 4/10
A disastrous display from the Spaniard. Kepa scored an own goal and was anything but commanding in his box. Shocking.
Dani Carvajal: 9/10
Assisted Ferland Mendy’s goal with a brilliant ball before going on to score the equaliser that forced extra-time. Carvajal then created the chance that resulted in the winner in extra-time. A brilliant performance from the Spaniard.
Antonio Rüdiger: 7/10
Equalised with a brilliant header after being found by a Modric corner.
Despite the team conceding three goals, Nacho didn’t really do much wrong.
Ferland Mendy: 7/10
Scored Real Madrid’s second goal of the night with a wonderfully deft touch. The Frenchman was sharp throughout his time on the pitch.
Fede Valverde: 8/10
A brilliant performance from the Uruguayan. Valverde was the player with the most touches, accurate passes and accurate long balls. Real Madrid’s orchestrator tonight.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6.5/10
A mixed performance from the Frenchman. Tchouaméni had some good spells but was then run ragged for Griezmann’s goal.
Luka Modric: 6.5/10
Assisted Rüdiger’s equaliser with a well-taken corner. The Croatian put in a good shift but didn’t cover himself in glory for Griezmann’s goal.
Jude Bellingham: 6.5/10
Jude was targeted by Atleti’s players and struggled to get going in the first half. The Englishman improved greatly after the break.
Rodrygo Goes: 6.5/10
At fault for Atleti’s opener after the Brazilian failed to properly mark his man. Rodrygo was a threat but lacked the killer instinct needed to score.
Vinicius Jr: 7/10
Vinícius was excellent with the ball in open spaces but lacked the final touch needed to make a real difference in attack.
Toni Kroos: 7.5/10 – Came on to replace Luka Modric. The German was booed with every touch on the ball but put in a very good shift since his introduction. Should have started.
Eduardo Camavinga: 6.5/10 – Came on to replace Ferland Mendy. The Frenchman played at left-back and was solid.
Brahim Diaz: 8/10 – Came on to replace Aurélien Tchouaméni. The Spaniard was very bright since coming on and scored the fifth goal in extra-time.
Joselu: 7/10 – Came on to replace Vinicius Junior for the second half of extra-time. The Spaniard forced the winner in extra-time.
Dani Ceballos: N/A – Came on to replace Rodrygo for the second half of extra-time.
Arda Güler: N/A – Came on to replace Fede Valverde for the second half of extra-time.