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Vini Jr. Gets 5.5, Tchouameni With 7.5 | Real Madrid Players Rated In Hard-Fought Loss Vs Valencia

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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 Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to secure all three points on the road in La Liga. Los Blancos made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the 33rd minute when Diego Lopez found the back of the net for the home team. Carlo Ancelotti’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

The Madrid giants failed to mount a comeback in the second half. Vinicius Jr. was sent off by the referee in injury time as the match finished with Real Madrid suffering a hard-fought 1-0 loss away from home.

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

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 7/10

The Belgian keeper made a few important saves at the back but would be disappointed after conceding a goal in the first half.

RB: Lucas Vazquez – 6/10

Vazquez cleared the danger when needed and made one key chance in the final third.

CB: Eder Militao – 6.5/10

He made a couple of important clearances at the back and was a strong presence in the air.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10

The German talent didn’t do much wrong at the back and won a couple of aerial duels as well.

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VALENCIA, SPAIN – MAY 21: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid confronts Jose Luis Gaya of Valencia CF during the LaLiga Santander match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Mestalla on May 21, 2023 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

LB: Ferland Mendy – 6/10

Mendy struggled to get a foothold in the game but made one good run with the ball.

CM: Dani Ceballos – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and made one good chance in the final third.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 7.5/10

The French talent anchored the midfield with conviction and made some encouraging runs with the ball from midfield.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10

Camavinga struggled to catch the eye in the first half and was replaced at half-time.

RW: Marco Asensio – 7/10

The Spanish sensation completed some dangerous dribbles in the final third but was lackluster in the final third.

ST: Karim Benzema – 6.5/10

Benzema had some bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

LW: Vinicius Jr. – 5.5/10

Vinicius Jr. showed a few glimpses of what he can do but was toothless in front of the Valencia goal. He got sent off by the referee in injury time.


RW: Rodrygo – 6/10

He had a few strikes at goal but failed to take any of his chances.

CM: Luka Modric – 6/10

Modric added some experience to Ancelotti’s midfield.

CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10

The German midfielder managed to engineer a couple of inviting chances in the Valencia half.

CM: Federico Valverde – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the game.

RB: Dani Carvajal – N/A

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

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