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Benzema Gets 9.5, Rodrygo With 8.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Almeria

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Real Madrid welcomed Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a positive result at home. Los Blancos made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the fifth-minute courtesy of Karim Benzema’s goal. The Frenchman doubled his team’s advantage in the 17th minute before completing his hattrick from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute. Lazaro got a goal back for the visitors as Carlo Ancelotti were leading 3-1 at the half-time break.

Rodrygo got his name on the scoresheet in the 47th minute. However, Lucas Robertone got another goal back for Almeria just 14 minutes later. The contest finished with Los Blancos securing a dominant 4-2 win in front of their home fans.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10

The Belgian keeper made one good save at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding two goals today.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 7/10

Vazquez made one solid tackle inside his half and was lively going forward.

CB: Eder Militao – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending but still allowed two goals during the game.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10

Rudiger kept the opposition attackers quiet for most of the contest.

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MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 29: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s third goal and his hatrick goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and UD Almeria at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 29, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images)

LB: Eduardo Camavinga – 6.5/10

The French talent had a few bright moments at both ends of the field.

CM: Dani Ceballos – 8/10

The Spaniard was a positive influence in both halves and ended the game with an assist to his name.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 7/10

He anchored the midfield with conviction and made two positive runs with the ball.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10

Kroos struggled to get a foothold in the game at times and was accurate with his passing.

RW: Rodrygo – 8.5/10

He was a constant menace in and around the Almeria penalty box and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

ST: Karim Benzema – 9.5/10

Benzema scored a hattrick in the first half and deserves to be named the man of the match.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 7.5/10

The Brazilian wide player caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.


CB: Nacho – 6/10

He kept things solid at the back.

RW: Marco Asensio – 7/10

Asensio was a real menace after coming on as a substitute.

RB: Dani Carvajal – N/A

He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

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