Real Madrid take another win ClassicBut one, it had a lot of ups and downs and hardships, which had to go in extra time. After a solid start to the game and a goal, Barca turned the table, disconnected Real’s possession circuit and poked a hole in defense. blondes, Which resulted in the Luc de Jong goal. In the second half, Barca got off to a strong start but lost steam over time, with Real regaining control and Benzema scoring a goal. However, another defensive accident in the box allowed Anu Fati to score from a set-piece, allowing the game to go into extra time. In the end, another counterattack led by Casemiro and ended by Valverde put the game to rest.
Player ratings are below:
Thibaut Courtois – 7: It was a more normal, solid day at the office for Tebow. The Barca forward struggled to score, and didn’t need a miracle save this time around. He may not be in the best position in that Fatigue goal, but it’s hard to blame him for either of Barca’s two goals.
Dani Carvajal – 6.5: A solid return to the start of the right-back, but he had to deal with a very troublesome foe at Dembele. His defense of Dembele was a mixed bag: he was overwhelmed by the French winger at the end of the first half, which led to a few chances and a goal from Luc de Jong. However, he recovered during the second half.
Eder Militao-3: It was Militao’s worst game in a while. His takeaway effort bounced off de Jong for the first goal, and he lost the Hawaiian doubles against de Jong in the first half and even against Anu Fati for the second goal. We’ve seen what a peak Militao looks like, and we know he can do a lot better than that when defending the box. Even with the ball, he seemed to tremble more than usual, struggling under pressure with only 82% of passes completed, including only 1 of 9 long-ball attempts.
Nacho-7.5: Apart from his natural struggle to win the Hawaiian doubles against Luc Airlines, it was a solid performance for Nacho. His ability with the ball is a bit short, and he was good against Barca pressure, completing 95% of his passes and 5 of his 6 long deliveries. Most importantly, he didn’t make a big mistake defending the box. Nacho was his ever reliable self.
Mendy—8.5: Real’s best defender tonight. Barca’s right wing was not present in this game, with Mendy easily looking after Ferran during the first half and Abde during the second half and extra time. His superiority over Abde was staggering, with Abde’s dribbling efforts crashing relentlessly against Mendy’s wall. To boot, Mendy handled Barca’s pressure well too, not missing the ball and even dribbling several times through Barca players (5 dribbles full of 6).
Casemiro-8: Good play from Casemiro, not only because of his defensive work and all the attacks he made, but also because of what he did with the ball. He passed quickly and accurately despite pressure from Barca, and his ability to push the counterattack has been undermined. One such counter scored Valverde’s goal in extra time.
Cross- 6.5: A little tough game for Tony, whose neck was carrying Gavi’s breath the entire time. He still completed 97% of his passes, but he could not interfere in the game and the drive passed as usual. There is only one key pass for him in this game, which is less than his normal standard.
Modric – 8.5: She was the key to Real’s dominance during the first 30 minutes. Luka went on to provide an important passing outlet for his teammates under pressure, and his movement, tight ball control and passing found many holes in the Barca press. For example, he veered to the right flank to avoid the press and then launched a pass into space for Asensio. They had little impact during the second half, but Real struggled to control the game once they were dismissed.
Asensio-4: After arguably his most complete performance of the season against Valencia, Asensio dropped another poor game, this time. He was less active and dynamic in his runs than in previous games, and he did not always return in time to help Carvajal defend against Alba and Dembele.
Benzema-9: He’s on another level right now. He plays telepathically to Vinicius at this point, and his counterattacks were the biggest threat to Barca. He pocketed Busquets and assisted Vinicius for the first goal, and scored the second after the last two shots, which hit the post and forced a big ter Stegen save. And while he was dragging his weary legs during extra time, he still managed to set up some counter opportunities for Vinicius & Co.
Vinicius-9: Also on another level, whenever he got the ball or ran ahead, he created fear in the hearts of Barca players. He completely outplayed Alves, and even Araujo could not catch him during the first goal. Araujo went on to win and win more doubles against him during the second half and extra time, but in 2022 Vinicius could beat opponents in other ways. For example, his performances during extra time helped set Valverde up for the winning goal.
Rodrigo – 7: He certainly improved on Asensio, with several dribbling runs that hit Alba and Pique as well as went into space. He also set up the third goal with a textbook run and a low cross to Valverde. However, he should be a big target threat, and his last-minute lapse leaves a slightly bitter taste.
Valverde-7: Valverde has been struggling to contribute in possession lately and the team has certainly lost a bit of control by replacing Modric with him. However, blondes He also needed his new legs, defensive efforts and his runs on the counter. One of those runs paid off and led to the winning goal of the game.
Lucas Vazquez – 6: A solid cameo for Lucas. He made no major contribution to the offense, but he did not make any major mistakes when defending Dembele, who was the biggest concern about his replacement.
Camavinga—6: A small cameo for Camavinga, who got a chance to play in the final ten minutes of the game. Frankly, he could have played early because Kroos didn’t have a great day, and Real could have used up his energy and pace earlier.