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Militao And Vinicius Jr. Get 8 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Sevilla

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they focused on collecting all three points at home. Los Blancos made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 12th minute via Rafa Mir’s header from close range. However, the Madrid giants equalised just 20 minutes later when Karim Benzema scored with an easy finish. Both sides went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 scoreline.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men struggled to break the opposition down in the second 45 minutes but refused to give up without a fight. With just three minutes left on the clock, Vinicius Junior stepped up and won the match for the home side as he scored with an outstanding strike from long range. Real Madrid ended up winning the contest by a narrow 2-1 scoreline.

Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player performed during the match against Sevilla.

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10

The Belgian keeper made a few solid saves at the back and did well to restrict the Andalusian outfit to just one goal.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10

The Spaniard made two good runs with the ball but gave away some cheap fouls when defending inside his half.

CB: Eder Militao – 8/10

Militao won the ball back on a few occasions for his team. He also commanded his penalty area well by clearing his lines when required.

CB: David Alaba – 7/10

He was a solid presence at the heart of Ancelotti’s defence and passed the ball very accurately from the back. There was no clean sheet for Alaba tonight.

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MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 28: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid battles for possession with Lucas Ocampos and Gonzalo Montiel of Sevilla during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 28, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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LB: Ferland Mendy – 7.5/10

The Frenchman was strong in the air and made a lot of impressive runs down the left flank.

CM: Luka Modric – 6/10

The veteran midfielder made some important interceptions but offered very little in the Sevilla half. He got replaced in the 73rd minute.

CM: Casemiro – 7/10

The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield with a lot of conviction and even created a couple of inviting chances in the final third.

CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10

Kroos engineered two good chances for others around him and had a couple of shot attempts as well.

RW: Marco Asensio – 6/10

He hardly got into the flow of the game and could only last 72 minutes.

ST: Karim Benzema – 7.5/10

The French centre-forward scored an easy goal to equalise for Los Blancos in the first half. He was a real goal-threat up top.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 8/10

The Brazilian wing wizard won the game for the Madrid giants with a magnificent strike from long range.

Substitutes:

CM: Federico Valverde – 6/10

He offered some energy to Ancelotti’s midfield.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10

Camavinga made a good run with the ball and was accurate with his passing.

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