Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Madrid hosted Barcelona in Round 29 of La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona looked on the better side from the start. Carlo Ancelotti adjusted Madrid’s formation to cope with Karim Benzema’s absence but it backfired as the players were unclear on their roles and looked confused in the middle. Barcelona, on the other hand, have been clinical in their efforts. Aubameyang scored twice, Torres and Araujo both scored to give the Catalans a comfortable win over their arch-rivals.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for El Clasico:-
Real Madrid vs Barcelona player ratings
Thibaut Courtois (5.8/10): Despite saving 6 shots, Courtois allowed 4 goals. He tried his best but couldn’t save the beating.
Daniel Carvajal (6/10): Carvajal had a very bad game as he couldn’t stop Torres from running down the right flank. He was substituted at half-time.
Eder Militao (5.7/10): Militao was a disaster at the back. He didn’t have any answers to Barca’s powerful attack.
David Alaba (5.5/10): Alaba wasn’t at their best as there was no coordination between the defenders and they dropped 4 goals.
Nacho Fernandez (5.5/10): Dembele made life difficult for Nacho with his pace and skill. The left-back was substituted in the second half.
Casemiro (7.5/10): Casemiro had a good game despite Madrid’s poor game. His tackles and tackles were accurate and he pressed well to win the ball back.
Toni Kroos (6.3/10): Kroos didn’t have the usual flair in midfield and was substituted after the first half.
Luke Modric (5.9/10): Modric played further up the pitch to close Benzema’s gap. But the Croatian was not effective in the new position.
Federico Valverde (7.8/10): Valverde’s attacking instincts were flawless but he failed to convert them into anything special.
Rodrygo (6.6/10): Rodrygo had a mediocre game up front. He wasn’t clinical in his goal attempts.
Vinicius Junior (6.9/10): Vinicius made good runs down the wing and sometimes asked questions, but Barca’s defense was ready for his challenge.
Eduardo Camavinga (6.4/10): Camavinga replaced Kroos at half-time but failed to capitalize on Madrid’s chances.
Mariano Diaz (6.1/10): Diaz was ineffective in the second half and failed to deliver anything substantial.
Lucas Vázquez (NA)
Marco Asensio (NA)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (7.4/10): Ter Stegen saved 4 crucial shots on target and retained a well deserved goal.
Ronald Araujo (8.2/10): Araujo excelled at right-back. He scored a goal from a booming header in the first half.
Gerard Pique (7.8/10): The experienced central defender was precise in his positioning and made important blocks and interceptions.
Eric Garcia (7.9/10): Garcia’s accurate passing was the start of many attacks on Barca. He was decent defensively and had a great partnership with Pique.
Jordi Alba (7.7/10): Alba made a lot of runs into the last third and delivered some key crosses. He completed the most passes in the match.
Frenkie de Jong (8/10): The Dutch midfielder distributed the ball well and asserted himself very well in midfield.
Sergio Busquets (7.8/10): Busquets won the most tackles in the match and also had the most successful tackles in the match.
Pedro (7.7/10): Pedri orchestrated the midfield superbly and his creative instincts were evident throughout the 90 minutes.
Ousmane Dembele (8.9/10): Dembele’s return to form was wonderful news for Barca. He continued his tremendous form by providing two more assists.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (9.5/10): Aubameyang had an almost perfect game as Barca’s forward. He scored two fantastic goals and also set up Torres’ goal.
Ferran Torres (8.7/10): Torres was fatal at the break and scored a brilliant goal early in the second half. He also supported Aubameyang.
Memphis Depay (6/10): Depay didn’t have much to do in the second half;
Gavi (6.6/10): Gavi replaced de Jong and enjoyed playing alongside Pedri. He was good on the ball and made some good passes.
Adama Traore (NA)
Dani Alves (NA)
Nico Gonzalez (NA)
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