Real Madrid entertained Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure maximum points on the road in La Liga. Los Blancos made a good start to the game and scored the opening goal in the third minute thanks to Dani Carvajal’s effort. Vinicius Jr. doubled Real Madrid’s advantage in the 42nd minute as Carlo Ancelotti’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Vinicius Jr. scored again for the Madrid giants in the 49th minute before Rodrygo made it 4-0 just a minute later. Rodrygo scored Real Madrid’s fifth goal in the 84th minute before the visitors bagged a consolation goal via Hugo Duro’s effort. The contest ended with Real Madrid securing a dominant 5-1 win at home.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player performed during the clash against Valencia.
GK: Andriy Lunin – 7/10
Lunin made a few solid saves at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding a late goal.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 8/10
He scored the opening goal in the third minute and performed his defensive duties well.
CB: Nacho – 6.5/10
The Spaniard cleared the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.
CB: David Alaba – 7/10
Alaba gave a good account of himself inside his half but would be disappointed for not keeping a clean sheet.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 7/10
The French left-back caught the eye at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Federico Valverde – 7/10
Valverde controlled the flow of the game well and was replaced in the 59th minute.
CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10
He was a positive influence at the centre of the park and was excellent with his ball distribution.
CM: Toni Kroos – 8/10
Kroos anchored the midfield well and made two inviting chances in the final third. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CAM: Brahim Diaz – 7/10
He made one decent run with the ball but failed to register a goal.
ST: Rodrygo – 10/10
Rodrygo caused all sorts of problems for the Valencia defenders and ended the game with two goals and two assists to his name.
ST: Vinicius Jr. – 9.5/10
The Brazilian sensation made a lot of great runs with the ball and managed to score twice tonight.
CM: Luka Modric – 6.5/10
He made one good run with the ball.
RB: Lucas Vazquez – 6/10
Vazquez made one decent chance going forward.
LB: Fran Garcia – 6.5/10
He bagged an assist after coming off the bench.
ST: Joselu – N/A
CM: Nico Paz – N/A