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Rodrygo Gets 9, Courtois With 8 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Chelsea

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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 faced off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they looked to secure a good result on the road in the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos made a good start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Rodrygo finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute before going on to score again in the 80th minute. The match ended with the Madrid giants earning an impressive 2-0 win (4-0 win on aggregate) which ensured their place in the next round of the Champions League.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 8/10

The Belgian keeper made a handful of important saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet away from home.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 7/10

He performed his defensive duties well and made two key chances going forward.

CB: Eder Militao – 7.5/10

Militao cleared his lines when required and did enough to keep a clean sheet in the end.

CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10

He didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball in the first half and was substituted at half-time.

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Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (L) reacts after wsaving a shot from Chelsea’s Spanish defender Marc Cucurella (R) during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg football match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in London on April 18, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Eduardo Camavinga – 7.5/10

The French talent made some important defensive contributions and made two driving runs with the ball down the left flank.

CM: Federico Valverde – 8/10

He came back to defend when his teammates needed him and was a constant menace in the Chelsea half.

CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10

Kroos kept the ball moving quite well but has got little to show for his efforts.

CM: Luka Modric – 7/10

He showed a few flashes of what he is capable of but failed to threaten the opponent’s goal.

RW: Rodrygo – 9/10

Rodrygo caused a lot of chaos in and around the Chelsea penalty area and scored two second-half goals to help his team win.

ST: Karim Benzema – 7/10

The French talent showed some flashes of his true self but failed to register a goal.

LW: Vinicius Junior – 7.5/10

Vinicius Jr. made a few dangerous runs with the ball and ended the game with an assist to his name.


CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10

He kept things solid at the back.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 6.5/10

The French talent added some bite and steel to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.

CM: Dani Ceballos – 6.5/10

He was a positive influence going forward.

RW: Marco Asensio – N/A

Asensio hardly had any time to make an impact.

CB: Nacho – N/A

He was solid at the back.

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