Real Madrid faced off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they focused on securing a victory on the road. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game and took the lead in the 21st minute when Karim Benzema scored with a great header. The Frenchman doubled his team’s lead just three minutes with another header. However, Kai Havertz got a goal back for Chelsea in the 40th minute as the Madrid giants went into the half-time 2-1 up on the scoreline.
Benzema scored again in the 46th minute and completed his hattrick which restored Real Madrid’s two-goal lead. The Spanish outfit ended up cruising to a 3-1 win in the English capital.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the match against the Blues.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10
The Belgian keeper made a few important saves during the game and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 7/10
The Spaniard cleared his lines when needed and was a threat going forward.
CB: Eder Militao – 6.5/10
Militao was strong in the air and produced a solid display inside his half. He got replaced after the hour mark.
CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10
He made a few crucial defensive contributions and was quite accurate with his passing.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10
Mendy performed his defensive duties well and made some decent runs down the left flank.
CM: Luka Modric – 7/10
He made a couple of interceptions in midfield and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Casemiro – 7.5/10
Casemiro anchored the midfield with conviction and was good on the ball as well.
CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10
The German talent got stuck in with some crunching tackles and made one key chance in the opposition half.
RW: Federico Valverde – 7/10
He worked hard defensively and engineered two good chances in the final third.
ST: Karim Benzema – 10/10
The French striker scored two good goals with his head in the first half and went on to complete his hattrick after the half-time break. He deserves the man of the match award.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 7.5/10
He was a constant threat up top and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CB: Nacho – 6/10
Nacho kept a good shape at the back.
CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10
He added some energy to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A
Ceballos didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.
ST: Gareth Bale – N/A
He came on to run the clock down for the Madrid giants.