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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

Greg Lea
ANALYST
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16.24K   //    19 Nov 2017, 13:59 IST

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both had to settle for a share of the spoils after a typically tight and scrappy derby encounter.

Neither side was able to land a decisive blow at the Wanda Metropolitano, leaving both teams 10 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona.

Both Atletico and Madrid had opportunities to break the deadlock, but in the end a 0-0 draw was a fair result in the Spanish capital.

Here's how the players rated on Saturday night:


Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

Jan Oblak - 6/10

Oblak made three stops in total, but in truth, he would have been disappointed had any of Madrid's efforts beaten him. He commanded his area well and kept his concentration even after long periods of inaction.

Juanfran - 7/10

Juanfran rolled back the years at times on Saturday night. A burst of speed saw him reach a loose ball ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, while his positioning was terrific all night. He may not be the most adventurous of full-backs, but Juanfran at least fulfilled his defensive requirements.

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Diego Godin - 7/10

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

This was a typically solid and resolute display from Godin, who relishes this type of match. The Uruguayan was rugged and strong in the tackle, denying Karim Benzema time and space in the final third.

Stefan Savic - 6/10

Savic has established himself as Diego Simeone's preferred partner for Diego Godin in the Atletico defence, and he was reliable again on Saturday. This was not a perfect showing from the ex-Manchester City man, but he deserves credit for his solidity.

Lucas Hernandez - 7/10

Lucas had some excellent moments on Saturday, particularly when carrying the ball forward in attack. He looked comfortable at left-back despite being a natural centre-half; Diego Simeone may now consider using him in this role going forward.

Gabi - 6/10

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

Gabi battle hard in the centre of the park and did not make things easy for his direct opponents. He could have done better in possession, but he always looked forward and tried to be positive.

Thomas Partey - 5/10

Partey has enjoyed a tremendous start to the season, but he was not at his best here. The midfielder struggled to get into the match and was taken off early in the second half.

Angel Correa - 5/10

Correa was wasteful, spurning two golden opportunities in either half. His movement was good and some of his link-up play was too, but his finishing let him down.

Koke - 6/10

Koke made more passes than any of his team-mates and was heavily involved in Atletico's attacking efforts. His distribution was sloppy at times, though, but he kept showing for the ball as the hosts pushed for a winner.

Saul Niguez - 6/10

Saul flitted in and out of the game and was unable to remain a threat throughout Saturday's encounter. He is a hugely gifted footballer but could have done more in a creative capacity.

Antoine Griezmann - 5/10

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga

Griezmann was booed off by a section of the Atletico support, who were seemingly not impressed with his work rate. More concerning was the Frenchman's ability to affect the game in possession, with Griezmann rendered too easy to defend against.

Substitutes:

Yannick Carrasco - 6/10

Carrasco is a magnificent dribbler and showed as much at times, but his end product let him down as Atletico were unable to find a winning goal.

Kevin Gameiro - 6/10

Gameiro tried to use his pace to good effect in the closing stages, but he did not get on the ball as much as he would have liked.

Fernando Torres - 6/10

The substitute setup a fantastic chance for Correa, but otherwise had little time to try and change the game.


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Greg Lea
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Greg Lea is a London-based freelance football writer for The National, FourFourTwo and various others. Follow him on Twitter: @GregLeaFootball.
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