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Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5 - 3 Atletico Madrid; 2024 Spanish Super Cup

A wild match in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals goes to extra-time with Madrid’s substitutions helping to spur them on to victory.

Real Madrid CF v Atletico Madrid - Super Copa de España Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images

Full match player ratings below:

Kepa—3: Feels like an incident or some fluke occurence always happens when Kepa is in goal. The Spanish shot-stopper has yet to instill confidence with his performances.

Dani Carvajal—10: Scored the equalizing goal in the 85th minute to tie the match at 3-3. Provided two assists - one to Mendy and one to Joselu (the game-winner). Was a bulldog all night, hounding the opposition and producing multiple clean ball-winning challenges. Long live gluten-free Dani Carvajal!

Toni Rudiger—8: The German found the back of the net from a towering header off a set-piece corner kick once again. His physical levels are unmatched, dramatically out-pacing an exhausted Greizmann late in the game with the Frenchman provided a head-start on his breakway run.

Nacho—6: Slow to close down Atleti players, particularly on the Greizmann goal.

Mendy—7: It was a day for defenders to score and Mendy was not going to miss-out. Scored Madrid’s second with a deft touch or flick with the outside of the boot making a run to the near post, much like Rodrygo usually does coming in from the right.

Tchouameni—6: Struggled in a double-pivot with Luka Modric, neither really closing down space or denying Atleti transitiona attacks.

Fede Valverde—8.5: What a player and what a season the Urugayan is having — he can do everything on the pitch. Started as a right midfielder with liberty to roam centrally and provided the assist to Mendy. Then moved into a double-pivot role with Kroos late in the game and helped to turn the tide of the match in Madrid’s favor.

Luka Modric—6: Poor defending throughout the match and needlessly went to ground on Greizmann prior to the Frenchman’s goal.

Jude Bellingham—6.5: Not the Englishman’s best match but still left everything on the pitch. Was flying into crunching challenges deep into the second half of extra-time. Has now gone three games without scoring, but did come close on multiple occasions.

Vinicius Junior—6: Still finding match rhythm after his injuries this season. Improved when the match opened up in the second half and Madrid played with the attacking quadrant of Rodrygo-Brahim-Bellingham-Vinicius.

Rodrygo—6: Had one of the biggest chances of the match after receving the ball off his chest inside the box, faking out two Atleti defenders, but was leaning back on his left footed shot and failed to generate the power to get it past Oblak.

Substitutions:

Brahim—9: Immediate spark after coming off the bench. Scored the fifth and final goal by beating Oblak to the ball and scoring some 30-40 yards out.

Joselu—7: Scored the game-winner getting on the end of Dani Carvajal cross and knocking his header into the ground which then bounced over Oblak.

Toni Kroos—8: Booed by the crowd for his comments on Saudi Arabia earlier in the year in reference to Gabri Veiga’s transfer to the Saudi league. Despite the boos, put in a near flawless performance and helped Madrid earn the victory late on.

Dani Ceballos—6: Another pair of fresh legs that made a positive impact. Kept the ball circulating and completed all of his 14 passes while on the pitch.

Arda Guler—N/A: Played the final 8 minutes of the match and was on the field for both Joselu and Brahim’s goals.

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