Real Madrid’s increasingly impressive young core were unfazed by a hostile reception from the Wanda Metropolitano, dancing their way to all three points. It’s nine wins in a row at the start of the season for Los Blancos.
Jan Oblak: 6 – Had no chance for either goal.
Marcos Llorente: 6
Felipe: 5 – Poor night, looked slow up against the energy of the young Madrid front three.
Axel Witsel: 5.5
Reinildo: 7 – Atleti’s best defender, making a couple of crucial challenges in the first half. Lucky not to be sent off for an elbow on Rodrygo.
Yannick Carrasco: 6 – Had a shot blocked in the first half after being sent through on goal.
Geoffrey Kondogbia: 5.5
Rodrigo De Paul: 5
Koke: 6.5 – Bright start, being the base of some cohesive Atleti build-up. Faded in influence as the game went on.
João Félix: 4.5 – No influence on the game.
Antoine Griezmann: 7.5 – Was Atlético’s most industrious attacker, being regularly involved with anything Los Colchoneros created.
Álvaro Morata: 6
Matheus Cunha: 6
Mario Hermoso: 6.5 – Pulled one back for Atlético as the ball deflected in off his shoulder. Sent off for two yellows.
Ángel Correa: 6
Saúl Ñíguez: 5.5
Thibaut Courtois: 5.5 – A shaky night, timing his rush off the line poorly twice. Paid for it the second time as Hermoso scored.
Dani Carvajal: 6.5
Éder Militão: 8 – Superb defensively and on the ball. Gave Félix and co. little room to operate in.
David Alaba: 7
Ferland Mendy: 6.5
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 9 – Yet another monstrous defensive performance, made even sweeter with a delightful dinked assist to Rodrygo for the opener.
Luka Modrić: 7
Toni Kroos: 8 – Another metronomic performance as the heartbeat of the Real Madrid midfield.
Fede Valverde: 9 – An absolute engine. The catalyst for the first goal with his powerful run inwards. Scored the second after being first to the rebound. Four goals this season; already his best tally in any campaign of his career.
Rodrygo: 8 – Led the line, scored after a brilliant one-two with Tchouaméni and duly put on the dance.
Vinícius Jr: 7.5 – Enthusiastic on the left flank. Created the second goal, hitting the post before Valverde tucked home the rebound.
Antonio Rüdiger: 6.5
Eduardo Camavinga: 6
Dani Ceballos: 6
Marco Asensio: 6