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Valverde Gets 8, Kroos With 7.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Brilliant Win Vs Barcelona

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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 entertained Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier today as they focused on collecting all three points from the Clasico. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game and scored the opener in the 12th minute via Karim Benzema’s effort. Federico Valverde doubled the home team’s advantage just 22 minutes later when he found the back of the net. The Madrid giants led 2-0 at the half-time break.

Ferran Torres scored a late goal for Barca in the 83rd minute. However, Rodrygo ended up putting the icing on the cake for Real Madrid when he put the match to bed for them in injury time. The Clasico finished with Los Blancos earning a brilliant 3-1 win at home.

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

GK: Andriy Lunin – 7/10

He made a few decent saves at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 7/10

The Spaniard gave a good account of himself when defending inside his half. However, he offered very little going forward.

CB: Eder Militao – 6.5/10

Militao made a few important clearances at the back but was a bit untidy with his passing.

CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10

He made a few important contributions on the defensive third of the pitch and was tidy with his ball distribution.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10

Mendy was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

The Croatia international had some bright moments in both halves during the Clasico.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 6.5/10

He earned the ball back twice but lacked quality in the final third.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7.5/10

Kroos anchored the midfield with conviction and engineered one decent chance in the Barcelona half.

RW: Federico Valverde – 8/10

He worked hard defensively and doubled his team’s lead in the 35th minute.

ST: Karim Benzema – 7/10

The French striker opened the goal-scoring in the 12th minute but was quiet in the second half.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 6.5/10

He caused a few problems for the opposition but never got a sniff at goal.


CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10

Camavinga added some energy to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.

RW: Rodrygo – N/A

He came on to score in injury time which killed the game off.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – N/A

He came on to see out the victory.

LW: Marco Asensio – N/A

Asensio hardly had any time to influence the game after coming off the bench in the 87th minute.

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