Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: Player Ratings from a legendary Karim Benzema performance

Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images) /

CM Luka Modric

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. After a masterful performance in a 4-1 win over the weekend against Real Sociedad, including a banger of a goal, Lukita was even better in the Champions League second leg vs. PSG.

Modric is a man for this competition, and the four-time winner was world-class once more. He had four tackles and two clearances on the defensive end with three dribbles completed and an assist on the attacking end.

Without Modric, Real Madrid would not be through. If Benzema was the main hero of the match, then Modric was a close second. I cannot thank this man enough for everything he does for Real Madrid.

Rating: 9.0

CM Toni Kroos

If we are being honest, Toni Kroos should not have started through injury, and that was confirmed when Carlo Ancelotti subbed him out for Eduardo Camavinga before 60 minutes had passed at the Bernabeu.

Kroos was not terrible by any means, as he had four key passes and completed over 96 percent of his passes. Typical, right? But he was in no position to play 90 minutes or control the match. It was a good thing Ancelotti subbed him before fatigue set in.

Rating: 6.5

CM Fede Valverde

Fede Valverde was great in his role, lifting the team with his running and defensive work. The Uruguayan had four tackles and a pair of dribbles completed, proving why he needs to be a bigger part of the lineup going forward. Carlo Ancelotti must trust a man who gives it his all and produces in big games.

After being snubbed against the wishes of virtually all Madridistas, Valverde started in the second leg with Casemiro suspended and delivered the goods. He has changed this team for the better with his pressing and ball-carrying, as we saw in this win at the Bernabeu.

Rating: 7.5

CM Eduardo Camavinga

It is hard to give subs high ratings, but Eduardo Camavinga deserves praise. He may be only 19 years old, but this teenage midfielder is already a classy player. As we saw this weekend with his wondergoal, he has the quality to start matches for Real Madrid.

In this one, he came off the bench and changed the game again in the Champions League, just as he once did at San Siro. His passing was classy and is energy infectious.

Rating: 7.0