CM Eduardo Camavinga
This was supposed to be a big game for Eduardo Camavinga, but it only lasted one half. Camavinga received one yellow card for, once again, being over-eager to go for a challenge when he should have held up. But he was very lucky not to receive a second in transition, having made a foul on Anthony Martial that was forced onto him by a third error from Eder Militao.
Camavinga did not play poorly, but these fouls meant that Carlo Ancelotti could not trust him to play a game without getting sent off.
CM Toni Kroos
Masterful. Toni Kroos struggled a bit in the first half, as Real Madrid could not control the game and were suffering wave after wave of Sevilla attack at the Sanchez Pizjuan. But Kroos proved vital to the comeback in the second half as the man with the cool hand, never making a mistake and always finding the right pass on the ball. He was the deep playmaker, the man circulating the ball, and the one bringing everyone else into the game.
Kroos’ control of Joan Jordan and the underrated Sevilla midfield was crucial to Real Madrid’s comeback. Just as with Rodrygo Goes, Real would not have won this game without Kroos’ work in the second half.
CM Luka Modric
Bizarrely subbed for Marco Asensio in the second half, Luka Modric wasn’t at his brilliant best, but he recovered after some rough moments in the first half to play a strong game as a whole. The Croatian magician made a few great passes, got out of tight corners, and kept the ball moving for his team in a typical display, albeit with some sloppy passing and less active defensive work. Modric finished with two key passes and a few applause-worthy moments of class.
RW/CM Fede Valverde
Fede Valverde played an underrated role in the victory, doing a lot of the dirty work for Real Madrid, as he usually does. The young Uruguayan had two key passes and two tackles, highlighting his ability to make an impact in various ways. He wasn’t as influential as in some recent games, such as in the Champions League, but he made his mark positively.