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Benzema Gets 9, Vinicius Jr. With 8.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Mallorca

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Real Madrid faced off against Mallorca at the Visit Mallorca Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to earn maximum points on the road. Both sides fought tooth and nail in the first 45 minutes but struggled to break each other down as they went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Vinicius Junior finally broke the deadlock in the 55th minute with a composed finish. Karim Benzema went on to double Real Madrid’s advantage from the penalty spot in the 77th minute. Just five minutes later, the French striker found the back of the net again with a good header as the Madrid giants cruised to a 3-0 victory on the road.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 8/10

The Belgian keeper made a few important saves and earned an impressive clean sheet tonight.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 7/10

He got stuck in with a lot of solid tackles and managed to clear his lines when required. Vazquez got replaced in the 69th minute.

CB: Nacho – 7.5/10

The Spaniard was strong in the air and did enough work defensively to keep the opposition at bay during the 90 minutes. He even made one key chance going forward.

CB: David Alaba – 7/10

Alaba earned the ball back a couple of times and was tidy with his passing.

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MALLORCA, SPAIN – MARCH 14: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with teammates during the LaLiga Santander match between RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Son Moix on March 14, 2022 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Rafa Babot/Getty Images)
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LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10

Mendy secured the ball back once and was lively in the opposition half.

CM: Federico Valverde – 6.5/10

He struggled to get a foothold in the game at times but played a big role in the lead-up to Vinicius Junior’s opener.

CM: Casemiro – 7/10

The Brazilian talent won the ball back multiple times in midfield but offered very little in the final third.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10

Kroos got stuck in with some crunching tackles and was not shy of having a strike at goal.

RW: Rodrygo – 6.5/10

He made one good run down the right flank but never looked like he had a goal in him.

ST: Karim Benzema – 9/10

The French striker had a quiet first half but came back and scored a brace in the final quarter of the game to seal the three points for his team. He also picked up an assist for setting up Vinicius Junior’s goal.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 8.5/10

The Brazilian speedster scored the all-important opening goal. He was also responsible for creating a handful of promising chances in the attacking end of the field.

Substitutes:

CM: Luka Modric – 6.5/10

He added some quality to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6.5/10

Camavinga injected some energy into Real Madrid’s midfield.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10

He kept things solid at the back.

RW: Marco Asensio – 6/10

The Spanish playmaker had one shot at goal.

LB: Marcelo – 7/10

Marcelo picked up an assist after coming off the bench.

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