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Asensio Gets 8.5, Militao With 7.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Granada

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure all three points at home. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game but could not take any of their chances as they went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

The home team pushed on in search of the opener and finally found it in the 74th minute when Marco Asensio scored with an excellent strike from long range. The contest ended with Carlo Ancelotti’s men earning a narrow 1-0 win at the Spanish capital.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10

The Belgian keeper made a few solid saves during the game and managed to secure an impressive clean sheet in front of the home supporters.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6.5/10

Carvajal gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and made one decent chance going forward.

CB: Eder Militao – 7.5/10

Militao made one important interception during the game and did enough to keep the opposition at bay. He picked up an assist for setting up Marco Asensio’s goal.

CB: David Alaba – 7/10

He did what was required of him at the back and was quite lively on the ball.

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LB: Marcelo – 7/10

He didn’t put a foot wrong when defending inside his half. Marcelo even made a few exciting runs with the ball down the left wing.

CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

The Croatia international anchored the midfield well and showed some flashes of his brilliance in the opposition half.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6.5/10

Camavinga tried his best to protect his backline and engineered a couple of inviting chances for others around him. He got substituted at half-time.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10

He caused a few problems for the opposition but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

RW: Marco Asensio – 8.5/10

The Spaniard created a lot of headaches for the Granada defenders and scored the only goal of the game with a brilliant strike from distance.

ST: Isco – 7/10

He made a few great runs with the ball and orchestrated some meaningful openings for his teammates.

LW: Rodrygo – 6.5/10

Rodrygo had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to score. He got replaced after the hour mark.

Substitutes:

CM: Federico Valverde – 7/10

He added some quality to Los Blancos’ midfield.

LW: Eden Hazard – 6.5/10

Hazard had some promising moments in the game after coming off the bench.

ST: Luka Jovic – 6/10

He was a bit wasteful in the final third.

CB: Nacho – N/A

The Spanish defender hardly had any time to influence the game.

CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A

He came on to run the clock down.

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