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Valverde Gets 7, Courtois With 6.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Barcelona

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to pick up all three points at home. Los Blancos made a poor start to the game and shipped in the first goal in the 29th minute when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored with a solid header. Ronald Araujo scored his side’s second goal just nine minutes later with a good header as the Madrid giants went into the half-time break 2-0 down on the scoreline.

Ferran Torres added another goal in the 47th minute before Aubameyang scored again with a chipped finish. Los Blancos ended up losing the Clasico by a 4-0 scoreline.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6.5/10

The Belgian keeper made some important saves at the back but still ended up shipping in four goals tonight.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10

He had a quiet game in the first half and got replaced at half-time.

CB: Eder Militao – 6/10

Militao made a few important defensive contributions but still ended up allowing four goals during the game.

CB: David Alaba – 6/10

Alaba struggled to command his penalty area with conviction and had a forgetful night on the defensive end of the field.

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MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 20: Real Madrid Manager, Carlo Ancelotti looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 20, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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LB: Nacho – 6/10

He had a few bright moments in the game until his substitution in the 62nd minute.

CM: Casemiro – 6.5/10

The Brazilian talent won the ball back a couple of times and had a decent game in the opposition half.

CM: Toni Kroos – 5.5/10

Kroos failed to dictate the flow of the game in midfield and was substituted at half-time.

RW: Rodrygo – 6/10

He had a few shots at goal but didn’t do enough to score in the final third.

CAM: Vinicius Junior – 6/10

The Brazilian winger caused some problems for the opposition using his pace but didn’t get too many chances to find the back of the net.

CAM: Luka Modric – 5.5/10

He was mostly ineffective in the attacking end of the field.

LW: Federico Valverde – 7/10

Valverde made some decent runs with the ball and engineered two good chances up top.

Substitutes:

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10

He added some energy to Ancelotti’s midfield.

ST: Mariano – 6/10

Mariano didn’t do enough to trouble the opposition defenders.

RW: Marco Asensio – 6/10

He had a couple of lively openings in the final third.

RM: Lucas Vazquez – 6/10

His impact on the game was minimal.

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