Real Madrid clashed heads with Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaídos earlier this evening as they looked to earn maximum points on their travels. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game and took the lead in the 19th minute when Karim Benzema scored from the penalty spot. The Madrid giants sat on their lead well and went into the half-time break one goal to the good.
Nolito equalised for the home side just seven minutes into the second half when he found the back of the net from close range. Karim Benzema missed a penalty just after the hour mark but made amends in the 69th minute when he scored again from another spot-kick. The match ended with Los Blancos securing a narrow 2-1 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the match against Celta Vigo.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10
The Belgian keeper made a few decent saves at the back but will be disappointed after conceding a goal early in the second half.
RB: Lucas Vazquez – 6.5/10
Vazquez cleared the danger when needed and created a couple of decent chances in the final third.
CB: Eder Militao – 7.5/10
He was solid when defending at the back and was also quite lively on the ball.
CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10
Alaba made a few important clearances inside his half and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring more than once.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10
He was defensively solid and made one good run down the left flank.
CM: Luka Modric – 6/10
Modric struggled to get a foothold in the game and got replaced in the 73rd minute.
CM: Casemiro – 7.5/10
The Brazilian talent protected his backline quite well and made two good chances in the final third.
CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10
Kroos made a couple of decent runs from midfield and did his best to protect his backline.
RW: Marco Asensio – 6.5/10
The Spaniard completed a couple of exciting dribbles but got substituted at the hour mark.
ST: Karim Benzema – 7/10
Benzema scored two of his three penalties which was enough to give Real Madrid all three points this evening.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the Celta Vigo half but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
RW: Rodrygo – 7/10
Rodrygo caused a few problems for the opposition defenders.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 7/10
He was solid when defending inside his half.
CM: Federico Valverde – 6.5/10
Valverde added some energy to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A
The Spanish talent didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.
CB: Nacho – N/A
He came on to see out the three points.