Real Madrid Player Ratings for the month of February

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Toni Kroos of Real Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Ferland Mendy
Real Madrid, Ferland Mendy (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images) /

LB Ferland Mendy

Like Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy had an outrageous month of February. Mendy scored against Getafe and shined as a left-sided center back in Zinedine Zidane’s “back three” formation. He had a goal against Valencia disallowed for offsides, but he was back on the scoresheet this past Wednesday with a wonderful winner to lift Real Madrid 1-0 over Atalanta in the Champions League. Mendy had already drawn the red card early in the match to give Los Blancos a key advantage, starting and finishing a great passage of play.

The 25-year-old left back has been class since joining Real in the summer 2019 transfer window, and this was an exceptional month for him both offensively and defensively.

Rating: 9.0 

CB Nacho Fernandez

Real Madrid’s left-sided center back with Sergio Ramos injured, Nacho has excelled alongside Raphael Varane. He did not put a foot wrong in the entire month of February, as and Varane took care of all comers. Nacho was particularly brilliant against Atalanta, getting into the final third whenever he could and just bossing Atalanta’s talented attackers.

Rating: 8.0 

CB Raphael Varane

The world-class center back deserves high praise for his performances over the past couple of months, as he’s fully behind a little dip in form that caused him to receive more criticism than he should have. Hopefully, he receives the plaudits he deserves for his leadership in February, which included a vital double at Huesca to avoid an upsetting defeat to La Liga’s worst team.

Rating: 8.5 

RB Lucas Vazquez

Lucas Vazquez only played in three matches in February, but he was excellent in all of them. The right-sided wide man entered the match early against Valencia due to Dani Carvajal’s latest injury, and he had no trouble shutting down the lackluster Bats. Vazquez was even better the following weekend at Real Valladolid, with crediting him with seven tackles and three interceptions. Starting at right back in the Champions League, Vazquez had an underrated display, shutting down the usually-dangerous Robin Gosens.

In total, he had eight key passes, six fouls drawn, and four dribbles completed in his three matches.

Rating: 7.5