There were one or two nervy moments and he probably could have been more commanding for Angel Di Maria's free-kick before the first Madrid goal.
Provided the cross for Radamel Falcao to head home, but his defensive contributions were suspect as he allowed Di Maria to slip past him for the winning goal.
Rather selfish when on the ball in attacking areas and late on hit the side netting when team-mates were begging to be picked out.
Solid and unfussed for the most part, but when faced with runners coming directly at him, he was a little sloppy.
An untidy and avoidable own goal was the beginning of the end for his side and he never looked confident thereafter.
Gave his side plenty of legwork in the middle of the park, squaring up to Pepe and Sami Khedira on multiple occasions. However, when he was on the ball, his poise turned out to be lacking.
Involved in more than one dangerous moment for his side in the first half through his ability to manufacture space on the flanks. Had his decision making been better, Atleti may have well had another goal to their name.
One inexplicable decision may have well cost his team a point. Through on goal with only the keeper to beat, he slotted wide before looking for an offside flag. Apparently he's never heard of playing to the whistle.
Try as he might, things just weren't happening for him out on the wings. He was not always given the best service though, and had to make something out of nothing too many times.
His accurate header gave Atletico the lead very early in the game, but he could not build on that moment, spending large spells on the periphery of the game.
Thumped one header onto the crossbar, but was guilty of simulation when trying to win a penalty, for which he probably should have been booked.
A small mistake allowed the events of Radamel Falcao's opener to take place, but he was solid otherwise.
His general lack of physicality was evident throughout and his defensive nous did not always go far to make up for it. Slow off the mark too many times.
Drafted into a midfield role to help quell the inevitable derby fires, or perhaps, knowing Jose Mourinho, to add to them. Charged about with nothing held back, but really accomplished little more than bruising a few shins.
Was rather uninspiring in the opposition half often opting to play it safe, but was strong at the back making his flank a difficult proposition to breach.
Though he looked a little stretched in the initial exchanges when Atletico swarmed all over his side, he steadied himself as time progressed to put in a decent enough shift at the back.
Did not shy away from contact for one instant, but unlike Pepe, was far more resourceful with his use of the ball. A very energetic, box to box display.
Á. di María
Stepped up to the plate in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, setting up Karim Benzema for a great chance, before latching onto the Frenchman's feed to slot home an exquisite winner.
The Brazilian seemed miles off the pace at times as a lot of what attempted didn't come off. Subbed in the second half.
Seemed fully up for the fight offered up by the derby atmosphere, but his eagerness to get stuck in often left him out of position. He took as much as he gave out as well, as Atletico sent him to the turf more than once.
His one big moment in the first half ended hesitantly as his slow reactions allowed Thibaut Courtois to rob the ball off his toes from point blank range. He would make amends after the break though, as a perfectly weighted pass took two defenders out of the equation and released Di Maria to score.
Proved himself to be a handful on and off the ball when attacking down the left. His main flaw was that his side did not endeavour to provide him with the ball in good positions more often.