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Valverde Gets 8.5, Rodrygo With 8 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Solid Win Vs Sevilla

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win in front of their home supporters. Los Blancos made an excellent start to the game as they got themselves ahead in the fifth minute courtesy of Luka Modric’s finish from close range. The Madrid giants sat on their narrow lead well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men made a slow start to the second half and conceded the equaliser in the 54th minute when Erik Lamela found the back of the net. Lucas Vazquez gave his team the lead again with a simple finish in the 79th minute. Federico Valverde made the points secure when he scored just two minutes later as the Madrid outfit ended up earning a 3-1 victory in the Spanish capital.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10

The Belgian keeper didn’t have too many saves to make in the game but won’t be pleased for conceding a goal early in the second half.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10

The Spaniard made two important defensive contributions and engineered one good chance in the final third.

CB: Eder Militao – 7/10

Militao gave a good account of himself when defending inside his half but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.

CB: David Alaba – 6/10

He tried to keep things solid at the back and struggled to keep the opposition attackers quiet in the second half.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

LB: Ferland Mendy – 6/10

Mendy struggled to get a foothold in the game but managed to impress at times in both halves.

CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

The Croat sensation scored an early goal which gave his side an ideal platform to go on and snatch the win.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 6.5/10

He tried his best to protect his backline and made some driving runs with the ball.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10

Kroos was not shy of making a tackle and engineered two good openings in the final third.

RW: Federico Valverde – 8.5/10

He was a constant menace in the Sevilla half and even managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 81st minute.

ST: Rodrygo – 8/10

Rodygo caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders but struggled to register a goal himself.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 8/10

He was always looking to create chances for his teammates and has got two assists to show for his efforts.

Substitutes:

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6.5/10

He added more bite and steel to Ancelotti’s midfield.

RW: Marco Asensio – 6/10

Asensio linked up play well with others around him and ended the game with an assist to his name.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 7/10

He came on and registered a goal in the 79th minute.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6/10

Rudiger kept things solid at the back.

CB: Nacho – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

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