Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid - De Bruyne Looks On
Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 7, 2020. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side progressed to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League after beating European heavyweights Real Madrid by a 2-1 scoreline. The match ended 4-2 on aggregate to the Premier League outfit, after goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on either side of half-time cancelled out the Karim Benzema strike sandwiched in between them. Both of the City goals on the night were the result of individual errors, courtesy of Real Madrid’s World Cup-winning defender Raphael Varane. The victory for the Citizens also meant that Zinedine Zidane has now lost his first ever Champions League knockout stage tie as a manager.

Here Are The Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid:

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid - De Bruyne hugs Cancelo
Manchester City’s Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo (L) hugs Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (C) after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 7, 2020. – Manchester City won the match 2-1. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid

Ederson – 8

The dynamic Brazilian put in an excellent shift in between the sticks tonight as he made multiple smart saves to keep Madrid at arm’s length. Oozed confidence with the ball at his feet as well.

Kyle Walker – 8.5

The Englishman was all over the Madrid defence line tonight as he made multiple darting runs through the centre. Picked up some dangerous positions, linked up play efficiently, and defended well too.

Fernandinho – 7

The Brazilian was solid at the heart of the Manchester City defence, as he wasn’t given too much work to do by the Madrid attackers. Dealt with Benzema’s movement well for the most part.

Aymeric Laporte – 7

The big centre-half looked as composed as ever in the back-line tonight as he showed the confidence required to step up and find a forward pass. Didn’t make any mistakes and looked sharp.

Joao Cancelo – 7.5

The speedster picked up multiple threatening positions in the Real Madrid third tonight as he gave Dani Carvajal a torrid time. Played some excellent crosses into the danger area as well.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid - Guardiola gestures
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane (L) and Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola react during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 7, 2020. – Manchester City won the match 2-1. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Rodri – 7

The Spaniard was perhaps the only Manchester City player on the pitch tonight who played recognisable loose passes. Despite this, he linked up play well and protected the back-line too.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7.5

The German was fluent with his passing in midfield as he played a massive part in recycling the ball quickly and keeping things moving. Guilty of too many touches in the final third though.

Kevin De Bruyne – 9

The Belgian star absolutely ran the show from his position in the Manchester engine room. Was the creator of every other Manchester City attack and he looked a cut above every other player on the pitch.

Raheem Sterling – 8

The speedster got himself in some extremely dangerous positions in the Real Madrid box all through the fixture, but wasn’t able to build on his goal. Caused the defence all kinds of problems though.

Gabriel Jesus – 8

The Brazilian didn’t have his most impactful game in the final third tonight, but he dropped into various positions to link up the play effectively. Took his chance with supreme composure.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Real Madrid - Jesus celebrates his goal
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium on August 07, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Pool via Getty Images)

Phil Foden – 6.5

The youngster started the game in explosive fashion, but he began to go missing as the game wore on. Gradually fizzled out of the fixture completely in the second half before being subbed off.

Substitutes 

Bernardo Silva – 7

The Portuguese magician found himself in a couple of attacking positions in the Madrid box tonight, but he too was guilty of taking too many touches. Fluent with his passing and dribbling.

David Silva – NA 

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Nicolas Otamendi – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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