Player Ratings of Real Madrid After 4-0 Defeat at Man City : Real Madrid and Manchester City offered us a memorable semi-final second leg. This time, the curse is overcome by Guardiola who exorcises himself from Madrid by the imposing a 4-0 victory.
For Real Madrid the march was too difficult against the Sky blues.
1. Thibaut Courtois – 6/10
It was a frustrating match for the Belgian goalkeeper. While he often kept his team in the game in the 1st half, like the superb stop on a header from Haaland in the 21st minute.
With a number of interventions, the Belgian produced a fine display. This was a solid match for him despite the 4 goals conceded.
2. Daniel Carvajal – 3/10
The only moment of the match where the Spaniard was noticed in the match was during his gross fault against City’s Jack Grealish in the 55th minute.
The former Aston Villa captain made things hard for Carvajal in 80 minutes before being replaced by Vazquez in the 80th minute.
Apart from that, he was overwhelmed in his right lane throughout the game and never offered anything positive offensively for his team. A very difficult match.
3. Eder Militao – 2/10
The evening was nightmarish for the Brazilian defender. Beaten in all compartments of the game, Militao did not bring this serenity to the back line of Real.
With each acceleration of City in the small spaces around the surface of Madrid, he showed a lack of aggressiveness in his placement. Surely Carlo Ancelotti should have played Antonio Rüdiger.
4. David Alaba – 3/10
The Austrian did not have his best evening. Completely lost on Bernardo Silva’s first goal, the defender slightly raised his level afterwards without showing a good face. He also distinguished himself on a floating shot that Ederson diverted for a corner. Beaten on the physical fight, it will have cost a lot to Real this evening.
5. Eduardo Camavinga – 5/10
A mixed match for the Frenchman. First at bay against Bernardo Silva throughout the first half, Eduardo Camavinga was too passive on the mark during the first goal.
Returning from the locker room, the Frenchman was more comfortable on his side before he was pushed to the midfield when Modric left. A change that freed him up in his main position. Replaced by Tchouaméni in the 80th minute.
6. Toni Kroos – 4/10
Unfortunately the athletic and tactical level damaged his performance, far from being dramatic. Replaced by Asensio (79th minute).
7. Federico Valverde – 3/10
A quiet game for Real Madrid’s usual steamroller. Never in the rhythm in the Madrid possession phases, the Uruguayan failed to impose his intensity in the midfield battle.
On the weak times, he was the most asphyxiated by the Mancunian pressing. And in a match of such an important stake , that does not forgive.
8. Luka Modric – 2/10
Unfortunately for the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner , the match was laborious for Modric.
The native of Zadar had us so accustomed to making reference matches for each outing. Late on the first goal, he is also at fault on the second for his lack of aggressiveness. He was replaced by Rudiger in the 62nd.
9. Vinicius Junior – 4/10
He tried to create danger on his side, but fell to a bone. Marked in the pants by Kyle Walker all match, who did not let go, Vinicius did what he knows how to do best.
Attracted defenders to him, left his zone to give space to his teammates but the task was too complicated. Because of a Mancunian block that did not leave the slightest freedom to the opposing Madrid attackers.
A match yet far from being ridiculous in the performance, but timid in the creation of opportunity.
10. Rodrygo – 2/10
Replaced by Ceballos in the 79th minute Rodrygo showed nothing in this semi-final, apart from combativeness and determination in each ball that came into his area, and that’s it.
11. Karim Benzema – 2/10
An unsuccessful game for Karim Benzema.
Warrior as we know him, he seemed imprinted on the ground. Far from his standards on his role to play in the offensive organization of his team, he went through his performance like his whole team.
A failed match which is rather rare for the captain of Real in a match of this level.
Inter Milan and Manchester City will contest the 2023 UEFA Champions League final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 10th June.
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