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Player Ratings (Primera Iberdrola): Real Madrid Femenino 0 - 1 Atlético Madrid

Las Blancas’ win streak comes to an end in the Madrid Derby.

Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - Primera Iberdrola Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s five game win streak was halted by cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid, who scored the only goal of the match in the fifth minute on a poorly defended set-piece.

Player Ratings

Starting XI

Misa — 8.5: Misa was not tested much today but she came up with some incredible stops. In the 29th minute she made a diving fingertip save to keep the deficit at one. During the second half, she was quick off her line to prevent service to Ludmila and made another great save on a Deyna Castellanos shot.

Kenti Robles — 6.5: Robles was good defensively, though she has not been great 1v1 this year. Robles also had some good forays into the attacking third, creating danger with the ball at her feet.

Babett Peter — 6: Overall, Peter was good on her return from injury. But she struggled playing out of the Atléti press and Ludmila’s pace caused her a lot of trouble. However, the veteran didn’t let it come to anything and Atléti didn’t have many chances other than on set-pieces.

Ivana Andrés — 7: You can always count on Ivana Andrés for a solid performance. She read runs well and cut out danger and was confident putting in challenges in the penalty area. Nevertheless, the captain was unable to have her usual influence on the match because she was very uninvolved in possession. Ivana could have cut out the danger on the set-piece prior to the goal but it was a difficult situation and it would be extremely harsh to blame the captain.

Marta Corredera — 5: Corredera was very poor in possession in the first half. She resorted to punting the ball forward aimlessly. She was reliable in defense and improved in the second half.

Thaisa — 3: Thaisa was a massive liability. She was repeatedly dispossessed under pressure and gave the ball away far too easily. It was a rough performance from the start and she was substituted early in the second half.

Maite Oroz — 7: Maite was unable to operate in her usual role of dropping between the center backs and dictating possession. Atléti did well to try and disrupt her and Real Madrid’s ball progression overall. Despite this, she had two early shooting chances. She also found and created space for others with her ability to turn out of pressure. Furthermore, Oroz was good on the defensive side of the ball.

Kaci — 6: Kaci was one of the few bright spots in the first half and looked really up for proceedings early on. Kaci was good when recuperating possession and had some solid forward runs. She was much more subdued in the second half and failed to leave a lasting impact.

Asllani — 6: Asllani was isolated like she almost always is when a team pressures Las Blancas. But she did really well in a couple instances to go at players individually, slow things down, and get others involved. Asllani could have put in a better challenge on Aleixandri in the build up to the goal.

Jakobsson — 6: Jakobsson was even less involved than Asllani, though she often accompanied her compatriot on a few of Las Blancas’ more dangerous attacking plays. Jakobsson also played a good cut-back to Cardona before she was knocked off the ball. Jakobsson put in a solid defensive display, helping cover on the wings.

Marta Cardona — 7: Cardona was able to dribble and create some danger but the Atléti defense surrounded her and kept her in check. Cardona was really good defensively and tracked back to help out her fullback. It was a hard-working performance with not a lot of reward offensively.

Substitutes

Olga Carmona — 6: Carmona came on early in the second half for Thaisa. She didn’t get to play as a winger long, and was quickly moved to left back due to Corredera’s injury. Carmona provided an option that was more secure with the ball at her feet on the left side. She also showed a willingness to play creative, unpredictable passes. They didn’t directly lead to anything but they sparked a little bit of hope.

Teresa — 6: Teresa replaced Corredera. She looked like she had a point to prove and really tried to put her stamp on the game. Nonetheless, she couldn’t stop Atléti’s press from continuing to stifle Real Madrid. As the game continued, she got more involved on both sides of the ball.

Ariana Arias — N/A: Arias came on for Asllani in the 84th minute. She didn’t get many touches through no fault of her own.