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November 26, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 78500‎
 
24′ (PG) Cristiano Ronaldo
Adrián 15′
 
 
82′ (PG) Cristiano Ronaldo
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid

Goal.com rates the players as Jose Mourinho's men came from behind to beat their nine-man rivals in the capital's derby clash at the Santiago Bernabeu

By Ben Hayward

  • Iker Casillas
    47
    2
    3.00

    Iker Casillas

    Little he could do about the goal. And little else he had to do after that.

  • Marcelo
    34
    3
    2.00

    Marcelo

    Got forward well and almost set up Benzema twice for good chances just before half-time. Well off target with a wild effort in the second half and largely untroubled at the back following a few nervy moments early on.

  • Pepe
    36
    4
    3.50

    Pepe

    On the back foot in the early exchanges as Adrian was allowed time and space to put Atletico ahead, but an otherwise commanding performance apart from that, made easier by his side's numerical advantage.

  • Sergio Ramos
    46
    2
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Back in central defence and used his pace on a couple of occasions early on to get himself out of trouble. Made one good clearance on the ground and looked generally solid.

  • Lassana Diarra
    46
    5
    3.00

    Lassana Diarra

    Filling in at left-back again, Lass was positive but didn't get as forward as much as he managed in the thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb in midweek. Another solid performance, though.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    139
    13
    4.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Not his best match, but he was still decisive. Scored two penalties with typical aplomb and set up Di Maria's goal, too. Was a constant threat and gave Perea problems all night.

  • Xabi Alonso
    72
    3
    3.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Lovely range of passing as usual and bossed the midfield. Also got the booking he needed to miss next weekend's match and free himself up for El Clasico. Not that it was deliberate!

  • Mesut Özil
    59
    11
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    Almost set up Benzema early on and was lively as he took free-kicks and corners in the opening minutes, but looked a little lost in a physical battle and faded.

  • Sami Khedira
    46
    5
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Just the sort of match for the German midfielder, who was a real midfield enforcer. Stuck to his task, made key tackles and never stopped working. Off target with long-range effort early on.

  • Ángel Di María
    54
    10
    3.50

    Ángel Di María

    Scored on his return from injury and showed neat skills on the flanks in his hour-long display. Also forced a lot of free-kicks but spent too much time on the ground play-acting, which tarnishes his game.

  • Karim Benzema
    50
    4
    2.50

    Karim Benzema

    Won the penalty which changed the game but left his shooting boots at home. Had a number of chances and should have done better with several of them.

Substitutions

  • José Callejón
    32
    3
    3.00

    José Callejón

    Came on with 15 minutes left but made minimal impact apart from one or two decent runs.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    60
    3
    3.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Replaced Di Maria and was alert to pounce on an awful mistake from Godin to score the third and then won the penalty for the fourth goal. A fantastic cameo.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    30
    6
    2.50

    Fabio Coentrao

    Late sub, had no time to make an impact.

  • Thibaut Courtois
    8
    12
    1.50

    Thibaut Courtois

    His first major contribution turned out to be his last as he brought down Benzema and was sent off. Left his team in the lurch as they were leading, and a first win since 1999 never looked likely after that.

  • Filipe Luis
    3
    10
    2.50

    Filipe Luis

    Made a couple of good forward runs early on but was pushed back by Di Maria and became overly physical. Booked in the second half for a foul on Diarra. Lucky to escape punishment earlier as well.

  • Diego Godín
    3
    20
    2.00

    Diego Godín Flop of the Match

    Miserable night for the Uruguayan, whose mistake let in Higuain for the third goal. His foul on the Argentine also led to the penalty which Cristiano scored to make it 4-1. And to cap it all, he was shown a straight red card. Dreadful night.

  • Álvaro Domínguez
    3
    8
    2.50

    Álvaro Domínguez

    Showed glimpses of his potential early on and made one good interception, but was on the back foot after Courtois' dismissal and was lucky not to be booked for a series of fouls. Shot over late in the first half.

  • L. Perea
    1
    8
    2.50

    L. Perea

    The Colombian is error-prone at the best of times and struggled to deal with Ronaldo here, apart form one good tackle early in the second half. Booked for a poor challenge on the Portuguese as well.

  • Arda Turan
    2
    8
    3.00

    Arda Turan

    Looked positive early in the game as he linked up well with his team-mates in attack, but faded as Atletico were reduced to 10 men. Saw yellow for an early foul on Di Maria, too.

  • Paulo Assunçao
    1
    8
    2.50

    Paulo Assunçao

    More brawn than brain in the centre of midfield, he had little joy against Xabi Alonso and Khedira, particulary after the first 20 minutes.

  • Diego Ribas
    2
    7
    1.50

    Diego Ribas

    Diego started the game positively and it was his excellent through ball which set up Adrian for the goal. Unfortunately for him, he was the man sacrificed after Atletico were reduced to 10 men. Also booked.

  • Gabi
    1
    6
    2.50

    Gabi

    Tried his luck with after playing a neat one-two and blasting an effort well over after 58 minutes. Manzano applauded - anything was worth a try by then.

  • Toto Salvio
    1
    7
    2.50

    Toto Salvio

    Produced a dangerous cross after three minutes and drove forward again 10 minutes later as Atleti impressed early on. But was mainly forced back after that and looked far from comfortable.

  • Adrián
    10
    6
    3.00

    Adrián

    The pick for Atletico. The Spanish Under-21 striker began the campaign on the bench and looked as if he would hardly be used all season. Now he is an unquestionable starter. Lively again, a threat when he had the chance and scored a great early goal to give Atletico hope of an upset.

Substitutions

  • Reyes
    3
    8
    2.00

    Reyes

    Came on with 14 minutes left but there was no way even he could change the game by then. Minimal influence.

  • Sergio Asenjo
    2
    4
    2.50

    Sergio Asenjo

    Came on after Courtois' dismissal and could do nothing about any of the goals. Left exposed by Godin for third and was unable to guess right for the penalties. Made one decent but routine save from Benzema.

  • Miranda
    2
    6
    2.50

    Miranda

    Made little impression after coming on as a sub.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0