Kepa—3: Something weird always happens when Kepa is in goal. The Spanish goalkeeper hasn’t made us feel confident with his performances yet.
Dani Carvajal—10: Scored the tying goal in the 85th minute to make it 3-3. Gave two assists – one to Mendy and one to Joselu (who scored the winning goal). Played aggressively, putting pressure on the other team and making some great tackles. Gluten-free Dani Carvajal was fantastic all night!
Toni Rudiger—8: Scored another goal with a powerful header from a corner kick. He’s physically strong, even outpacing an exhausted Greizmann late in the game, who had a head start on his run.
Nacho—6: Was slow to stop Atleti players, especially on Greizmann’s goal.
Mendy—7: Defenders had a good day, and Mendy didn’t want to miss out. Scored Madrid’s second goal with a skillful touch near the post, similar to Rodrygo’s usual moves from the right.
Tchouameni—6: Had a hard time playing with Luka Modric, not closing down space or stopping Atleti’s counter-attacks.
Fede Valverde—8.5: What a player! He’s having an amazing season, doing everything on the pitch. They started as a right midfielder, assisted Mendy, and later played in a double-pivot role with Kroos, helping turn the game in Madrid’s favor.
Luka Modric—6: Defended poorly and unnecessarily went to ground on Greizmann before his goal.
Jude Bellingham—6.5: Not his best game, but he gave everything on the pitch. Made strong challenges deep into the second half of extra time. Hasn’t scored in three games but had some close calls.
Vinicius Junior—6: Still getting into the rhythm after his injuries this season. Improved in the second half when the game opened up.
Rodrygo—6: Missed a big chance after receiving the ball in the box. He freaked out two Atleti defenders but couldn’t generate enough power on his shot.
Brahim—9: Made an immediate impact after coming off the bench. She scored the fifth and final goal from 30-40 yards out, beating Oblak to the ball.
Joselu—7: Scored the winning goal, heading in Dani Carvajal’s cross.
Toni Kroos—8: Despite being booed by the crowd for comments on Saudi Arabia, he played almost flawlessly and helped Madrid secure the late victory.
Dani Ceballos—6: Provided fresh legs and had a positive impact, circulating the ball and completing all 14 passes.
Arda Guler—N/A: Played the last 8 minutes and was on the field for Joselu and Brahim’s goals.