Real Madrid entertained Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result at home in La Liga. Los Blancos made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 31st minute when Karim Benzema found the back of the net. The Madrid giants went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Raul de Tomas equalised for the visitors in the 84th minute before Rodrygo won the game for Real Madrid just four minutes later when he scored with a good effort. The match ended with Los Blancos earning a hard-fought 2-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player fared during the clash against Rayo Vallecano.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10
The Belgian keeper made a handful of solid saves at the back but will be disappointed after conceding a goal late in the game.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10
He made two crucial clearances inside his half and managed to create a couple of decent chances going forward.
CB: Nacho – 6.5/10
Nacho did his fair share of defending and was a good presence on the ball.
CB: David Alaba – 6.5/10
He made a few last-gasp clearances and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
LB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10
Rudiger performed his defensive duties well and was a threat at the other end of the field.
CDM: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10
The French talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
RW: Federico Valverde – 7/10
Valverde was a strong presence in the air and managed to secure an assist during his time on the field.
CM: Luka Modric – 7/10
He earned the ball back twice and had two bright moments in the final third.
CM: Toni Kroos – 8/10
Kroos was a positive influence in both halves and produced a dominant performance for Los Blancos tonight.
LW: Rodrygo – 8/10
He made a few dangerous runs with the ball and was responsible for scoring a late winner.
ST: Karim Benzema – 7.5/10
The French striker caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and managed to score the opening goal in the 31st minute.
CM: Dani Ceballos – 7/10
He added some energy and dynamism to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
RW: Marco Asensio – 6/10
Asensio made one good run with the ball.
CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.