Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Kroos Gets 9, Militao With 8 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Cadiz

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid entertained Cadiz at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a victory at home in La Liga. Los Blancos made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 40th minute courtesy of Eder Militao’s goal. The Madrid giants went into the half-time interval 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Toni Kroos doubled his team’s advantage when he found the back of the net in the 70th minute. However, Cadiz got a consolation goal back as Lucas Perez scored just 11 minutes later. Still, Los Blancos hung on and earned a narrow 1-0 win in front of their home fans.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10

The Belgian keeper made a few crucial stops at the back and won’t be pleased after conceding a late goal.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 7/10

Vazquez got stuck in with a handful of crunching tackles and made some decent chances from the right flank.

CB: Eder Militao – 8/10

He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and scored the opening goal of the game in the 40th minute.

CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10

Alaba cleared his lines when needed and made a couple of timely interceptions as well.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10

The Frenchman didn’t have to do too much defending but was a real threat going forward.

CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

Modric anchored the midfield with conviction and was quite lively on the ball as well.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 7/10

He protected his backline really well and engineered one key chance in the final third.

CM: Toni Kroos – 9/10

The German international did his fair share of defending and had an excellent game in the Cadiz half. He set up Militao’s opener before going on to score himself in the 70th minute.

RW: Federico Valverde – 7/10

Valverde had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

ST: Rodrygo – 7/10

He was a constant menace in the final third but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 7.5/10

The Brazilian talent had a lot of encouraging moments in the opponent’s half but there was no goal for him tonight.

Substitutes:

CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – N/A

His impact on the game was minimal.

CB: Nacho – N/A

He kept things solid at the back.

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