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Player Ratings, Real Madrid Vs. Atlético Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores A Perfect Ten

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Update, 19:53, CET: I (Gabe) added my ratings below Lucas's ones. Check them out!

Here's the debut of Managing Madrid's Player Ratings, in which Cristiano Ronaldo gets an obvious perfect score.

Please remember that these are my personal grades on every player. Everyone can have their own opinion and thoughts, just please share them respectfully in the comment section.

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Iker Casillas: 6 (stopped first Atlético Madrid shot, then scored in Falcao's header. Really didn't have much more work)

Álvaro Arbeloa: 5 (he didn't have Di María's help, but he was probably Real Madrid's worst defender)

Pepe: 7 (another great game by the Portuguese center back)

Sergio Ramos: 6 (played well but had an important mistake in Falcao's goal when he should've cleared the danger)

Fábio Coentrao: 8 (his very best game in Real Madrid. Intensity and focus)

Sami Khedira: 8 (what a defensive midfielder. He worked a lot to balance Alonso's bad defensive game)

Xabi Alonso: 6 (good game with the ball but very bad one defensively)

Ángel Di María: 6 (very bad first half, recovered in the second while helping Arbeloa much more)

Kaka': 5 (mostly invisible during all the first half, didn't even work much defensively)

Cristiano Ronaldo: 10 (there's no need to describe this one, right?)

Karim Benzema: 5 (below average game for the French striker. He needs to step it up)

Mesut Özil: 6 (didn't lose as many balls as Kaka', but also ineffective at creating dangerous plays)

Gonzalo Higuaín: 7 (good game by the Argentinian. Great pass to CR7 and caused the penalty. Worked a lot also)

José Callejón: 7 (scored his goal and helped the team defensively in the few minutes he had)

José Mourinho: 7 (good reading of the game and substitutions)


Gabe's ratings (if they're the same score as Lucas, assume I agree with his analysis):

Casillas: 6 (not much work, and not much he could do with the Falcao goal)

Arbeloa: 4 (very iffy, never looked solid. His only contributions were on offense, and even they were mediocre)

Pepe: 7

Sergio Ramos: 6

Fabio Coentrao: 9 (great game from Fabio, solid on defense and helped a lot offensively. His best game with Madrid by far)

Sami Khedira: 8

Alonso: 5 (looked slow, and was a step behind on defense all night--luckily, it didn't cost the team)

Di María: 6.5 (selfish in the first half, but had some important defensive contributions. Better in the second with more space next to Özil).

Kaká: 5

Cristiano Ronaldo: 10 (I'd put 11, really!)

Karim Benzema: 6 (hit the bar with a header, and did create chances wide. Was wasteful at times, and could have pressured more)

Özil: 6 (looked a bit lost at first, but rallied nicely by the end. Played a bit deeper, as Alonso was severely lacking)

Higuaín: 7

Callejón: 7

Mourinho: 8 (the substitutions were grade A, and he didn't overreact to Atleti's thuggish play. Team played much better in the second half, which is a testament to his preparation and motivation)


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