Real Madrid: Player ratings from the 0-1 defeat against Cadiz

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Eder Militao
Real Madrid, Eder Militao (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) /


Lucas Vazquez – 4.5/10

Lucas Vazquez got the nod ahead of both Marco Asensio and Rodrygo. The Castilla graduate did not offer much going forward, and he was unable to provide much cover for Nacho during Cadiz’s early onslaught.

Vinicius Junior – 4.5/10

Vinicius is known for his explosive and entertaining play in the final third, but he was anything but against Cadiz.

The Brazillian hardly took any defenders on and did not connect well with his teammates. He also had four shots on goal, and all of them were off target.

Karim Benzema – 4/10

Karim Benzema was anonymous for the majority of the match. Cadiz players did well to nullify his movements, and the Frenchman hardly got involved in the play.

Benzema had one moment of brilliance when he made a good run before unleashing a brilliant shot at goal only to be denied by the crossbar.


Marco Asensio – 5.5/10

Marco Asensio immediately was an upgrade to Vazquez on the right. His movements were better, and he got into dangerous spaces. But, he wasn’t able to be the difference-maker that Real Madrid needed.

Fede Valverde – 6/10

Valverde brought more energy to the midfield and instigated runs into the box. He passed the ball around well but did not create much or threatened in the final third.

Casemiro – 6.5/10

Casemiro’s introduction immediately brought calm to Real Madrid’s defending in transition. Cadiz got restricted in their use of space behind the Los Blancos’ midfield, and they were not able to create similar opportunities they did in the first half. The Brazillian is slowly getting back into form, and it is good news for Real Madrid.

Eder Militao – 7/10

Militao was the best of the substitutes at half-time. He replaced his captain at the back and did a commendable job. Looked solid on the ball and defended with composure. The former Porto defender won two tackles and four interceptions in 45 minutes.

Luka Jovic – N/A

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Jovic came in with only 13 minutes left and did not have the opportunity to make an impact. The Serbian’s quick cameo involved him putting the ball in the back of the net, but it got ruled out for offside.