Real Madrid: Player Ratings from a 2-0 home win against Valencia

Real Madrid (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid completed a comfortable performance over Valencia with a 2-0 win at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Two first-half goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos were enough to secure the home win for Los Blancos. Real Madrid was in total control throughout the match as Valencia hardly troubled the Merengues backline. Thibaut Courtois was only called on the make a save once from a long-distance effort.

Here is how the Real Madrid players performed.

Thibaut Courtois – 7.5/10

Courtois did not have much to do, but he commanded his area thoroughly. He made a fantastic save when called upon and looked confident with the ball on his feet.

Dani Carvajal – N/A

Carvajal had only come back from injury for 28 minutes before limping off the pitch again. He looked good for the short amount of time he was on the field, but unfortunately, he might miss out on more games to come.

Raphael Varane – 7.5/10

Varane continues to show his leadership in the backline in the absence of Sergio Ramos. He marshaled his defense well and kept it tight at the back. Valencia hardly got a sniff of the goal.

Nacho Fernandez – 7.5/10

Nacho provided a solid partnership to Varane. He completed three interceptions and two clearances.

Ferland Mendy – 7.5/10

Mendy was a reliable presence in defense as usual. He also made several good runs forward, and he was unfortunate to have a goal chalked off for a tight offside call.

More from The Real Champs

Casemiro – 8/10

Casemiro had a behemoth performance in front of his defense. He shielded his defense, winning six tackles and three aerial duels.

Luka Modric – 8.5/10

Modric had a phenomenal first half. He was at the heart of every attacking move and created a lot of danger. He completed four key passes and two dribbles along with three interceptions in the match, per

Toni Kroos – 9/10

Kroos was back in action after serving his suspension, and what a player to have in the starting eleven. Once again, the German Sniper helped Real Madrid control the game and dictate the tempo. He assisted Benzema for the opener, and he also scored with his trademark strike from the top of the box.

Marco Asensio – 7/10

Asensio’s movements looked good on the day. He made some lovely runs and showed confidence on the ball. He could have done better when Modric sent him through on goal.

Karim Benzema – 8.5/10

Benzema started the game strongly and got involved a lot in the buildup. He kicked things off with a cracker of a goal from outside the box in the 12th minute.

Vinicius Junior – 7/10

Vinicius did not have an explosive game, but he played mature 90 minutes. He made the right runs often, took the right decisions, and played the right pass. The Brazillian also tracked back well and helped the team overall.


Lucas Vazquez – 7.5/10

Vazquez replaced an injured Carvajal. He looked a bit rusty in the beginning but got better as the game went on. Vazquez also set up Kroos for Real Madrid’s second goal.

Sergio Arribas – 6.5

Arribas played the last 20 minutes of the match and completed 100 percent of his passes.

Isco Alarcon – N/A

Isco played the last 10 minutes of the match with the game already in the bag.

Next. Three alternatives if Real Madrid fail to land Kylian Mbappe this summer. dark

Mariano Diaz – N/A

Mariano only had three touches in the match.