Real Madrid welcomed Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win at home in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash. Los Blancos made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 21st-minute courtesy of Karim Benzema’s effort. Carlo Ancelotti’s men went into the half-time interval 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Marco Asensio doubled Real Madrid’s advantage in the 74th minute when he scored with a good finish. The contest ended with Los Blancos earning an impressive 2-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player performed during the match against the Blues.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10
The Belgian keeper made a few important stops at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet at the Bernabeu.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and made two key chances going forward.
CB: Eder Militao – 7/10
Militao did his fair share of defending inside the Real Madrid half and would be pleased with the clean sheet tonight.
CB: David Alaba – 8/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and was a threat at the other end of the field as well.
LB: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10
Camavinga got stuck in with some crunching tackles and was lively on the ball.
CM: Federico Valverde – 7.5/10
The Uruguay international anchored the midfield well and was tidy with his passing.
CM: Toni Kroos – 7.5/10
The German talent got stuck in with a few solid tackles and made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Luka Modric – 7/10
Modric ran the show in the Chelsea half and was replaced in the 80th minute.
RW: Rodrygo – 7/10
He made two encouraging runs with the ball but failed to register a goal.
ST: Karim Benzema – 8/10
The French striker opened the goal-scoring early in the game and was a constant menace in the final third.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 8/10
The Brazilian talent caused all sorts of problems for the Chelsea defenders. Vinicius Jr. has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10
He was solid at the back.
ST: Marco Asensio – 7.5/10
The Spaniard came on and scored a good goal.
CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A
He offered very little after coming off the bench.
CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – N/A
Tchouameni didn’t get enough time to make an impact.