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Benzema Gets A Perfect 10 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Chelsea

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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.

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Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema celebrates with teammates after scoring his third goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final first leg football match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, on April 6, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
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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.

Substitutes:

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.

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