Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona: Player Ratings from an all-time awful Clasico

Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images) /

FW Vinicius Jr.

Dreadful performance. We all expected so much better from Vinicius Jr. who has been the second best player in LaLiga this season behind Karim Benzema. Without Benzema, Vinicius sunk back into his shell, and his most noteworthy moment was a potential dive. Even if I give him the benefit of the doubt and say he didn’t dive, why did he spend time arguing with the Barcelona players instead of playing on?

Regardless, Vinicius should not be the scapegoat here. He played very poorly, but so did the entire team. And as the main attacking outlet, he truly stood no chance with Real Madrid struggling to have any sort of anchoring or ball progression. There was no structure.

Rating: 4.0

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FW Luka Modric

Luka Modric played as a false nine. Apparently, Carlo Ancelotti thinks so little of his strikers, particularly top backup Luka Jovic, that he played Modric as a false nine. I have no idea why he thought this was even on the list of solutions, and doing this clearly confused the hell out of everyone on Real Madrid.

I don’t even want to give Modric a rating. What was he supposed to do in this situation? He tried his best to help cover defensively and move the ball forward, but it was such an unfamiliar situation. And it is not like the players behind him were doing a good job of securing the ball or moving things forward so that Modric could stay in a “striker’s” role.

Rating: 5.0