Real Madrid: Player Ratings from 2-0 loss against Chelsea

Real Madrid, Eden Hazard, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Eden Hazard, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid failed to qualify for the Champions League final as they lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, 3-1 on aggregate. Sergio Ramos returned to the starting lineup but failed to lead his team to victory against the English team. Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount on either side of halftime gave Chelsea the win.

Here is how the Real Madrid players performed.

Thibaut Courtois – 8/10

Courtois was the only Real Madrid player who rose to the occasion. He made multiple massive saves to keep Los Blancos in touching distance of the Champions League final. He was unfortunate to be on the wrong end of the 2-0 scoreline.

Vinicius Junior – 6.5/10

Zinedine Zidane deployed Vinicius in the wingback position, and the decision did not work in Real Madrid’s favor. The Brazilian struggled in his defensive positioning early on. However, he put on a commendable performance despite being asked to play out of position. He completed three dribbles and looked like the only attacking player other than Karim Benzema that could create some danger.

Eder Militao – 6.5/10

Militao did not have the best of games compared to his performances in the last month. He got stretched for the majority of the game, covering for his defensive teammates.

Sergio Ramos – 3/10

Ramos probably should not have started this game. He lacked match fitness, and he often lost his physical duels against Chelsea. The Real Madrid captain also failed to read the game properly in the lead-up to the first goal.

Nacho Fernandez – 3/10

Nacho had a disastrous outing, and he could not have picked a worse time for it. He was second to most of the 50/50 balls, and Chelsea players were always a step ahead of him.

Ferland Mendy – 4/10

Mendy did not offer anything to the game. He, too, lacked match fitness, and he lacked any offensive contribution.

Casemiro – 6.5/10

Casemiro had a strong presence in the midfield with six winning duels. However, he struggled to get Real Madrid out of the Blues’ press and lost the ball 11 times.

Luka Modric – 7/10

Modric completed three dribbles and created two key passes for his teammates. He looked good on the ball and tried his best, but his teammates did not offer enough upfront.

Toni Kroos – 6.5/10

Kroos was not able to dictate the game as he usually does. His passing was top-notch, completing seven of nine longs balls, with 92 percent accuracy overall. Yet, he could not control the pace as Tuchel had his players rushing him at every opportunity.

Eden Hazard – 3/10

Hazard had a disappointing night against his former team. He was a bystander for most of the game, and his offensive contribution was non-existent.

Karim Benzema – 7/10

Benzema did not have enough support from his attacking partners. He was the only threat on goal for Real Madrid, forcing Edouard Mendy into two magnificent saves in the first half. But as the game went on, Chelsea managed to isolate him, and he had to drop deeper for the ball, nullifying his goal threat.


Marco Asensio – 5/10

Asensio replaced Mendy in the left wingback position and did not offer much. He failed to complete any of his crosses.

Fede Valverde – 5.5/10

Valverde introduced a bit of pace and energy into the game, but it was not enough to help Real Madrid turn the game around.

Rodrygo Goes – N/A

Rodrygo came in with 15 minutes left in the match. He only had four touches.

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Mariano Diaz – N/A

Mariano entered the game in the 88th minutes.