Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Teye Partey unleashed one his best 90 minutes as a professional footballer in the pulsating Madrid derby to pick the Man of the Match award.
The Rojiblancos enforcer stamped his authority at the centre of the pitch against the much fancied Real Madrid midfielders in what will go down as one the best Madrid derbies in recent years.
Thomas Teye Partey made light work of Tony Kroos and Casmeiro with vintage performance at the Wonda Metropolitano with box to box outing all game long.
His versatility and importance at both end of the pitch nearly culminated in the only goal of the game for the host with an inch perfect cross for Jaoa Felix.
The introduction of Luka Modric into the game barely affected the class of Partey, who toyed with the Madrid midfielders and suffocated the life out of them.
Performances of this nature all season long will certainly earn the Ghanaian jewel podium finish on the Ballon D’Or ranking with the world yearning to see just how consistent can this near perfect machine go.