Manchester City and Real Madrid share spoils in absorbing Champions League clash. The first leg of the Champions League semi-final Real Madrid Vs Manchester City ended in a 1-1 draw. With both the sides producing moments of individual brilliance. Vinicius Jr opened the scoring for Madrid with a stunning strike. While Kevin De Bruyne equalized for City with his own rocket. After such an exciting match we’ll be taking a closer look at the player ratings and analyzing the performances of each player.
Real Madrid Vs Manchester City Ratings
Man City Players
GK – Ederson – 6/10 – Made good saves to deny Benzema and Tchouameni late on.
CB – Kyle Walker – 6/10 – Had a tough battle against Vinicius. They went toe to toe but was a bit lagging.
CB – Ruben Dias – 7/10 – Stunning goal-saving, clearance. Had a solid defensive performance
CB – Manuel Akanji – 6/10 – Good defensive performance shut out Rodrygo
DM – John Stones – 6/10 – A Solid shift in defence
DM – Rodri – 6/10 – Had a few ropey moments in possession but battled hard out of it.
RM – Bernardo Silva – 4/10 – A substandard performance from a key player
CM – Kevin De Bruyne – 9/10 – Scored a superb goal when City looked devoid of ideas.
CM – Ilkay Gundogan – 6/10 – Teed up KDB for the equaliser.
LM – Jack Grealish – 2/10 – Barely visible was completely engrossed in Carvajal’s Mind games.
ST – Erling Haaland – 4/10 – Rudiger and Alaba kept him quiet. Should have had much more impact given the gravity of the game.
Real Madrid Players
GK – Thibaut Courtois – 8/10 – Made brilliant saves throughout the match and was the sole reason why Man City couldn’t get an early lead
RB – Dani Carvajal – 4/10 – Should have been sent of after the first half honestly. How he stayed on the pitch with no yellow cards after the first half still bewilders me.
CB – Antonio Rudiger – 7/10 – Matched Haaland pound for pound.
CB – David Alaba – 6/10 – Supported Rudiger in keeping Haaland quiet for 90 mins of the game.
LB – Eduardo Camavinga – 8/10 – His pass was the key to Vini’s the sublime goal.
CM – Federico Valverde – 6/10 – Played a deeper-than-usual role and it did well.
CM – Toni Kroos – 5/10 – Decent on the ball some rough challenges throughout the game.
CM – Luka Modric – 8/10 – Another stunning performance from the 37-year-old.
RW – Rodrygo – 5/10 – He didn’t do a massive amount but had a couple of good runs.
ST – Karim Benzema – 6/10 – His clever movement caused Man City’s defence a whole host of problems.
LW – Vinicius Junior – 9/10 – Scored a sublime goal. A wonder strike which came out of absolutely nothing and against the run of play.
In conclusion, the player ratings for the Manchester City vs. Real Madrid match are a reflection of the individual performances and contributions made by each player on the pitch. While some players stood out with their exceptional skills and game-changing moments, others struggled to make an impact. The match itself was a thrilling encounter, with both teams showcasing their quality and determination. With the second leg still to come, there is much to look forward to in what promises to be a fiercely contested tie. As always, opinions on player ratings are subjective and open to debate, so we encourage readers to share their thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. Did you agree with our ratings? Let us know.