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Valencia 2-2 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

Man of the Match: Guerra (7):

The technically gifted midfielder played in a relatively deep role but was very effective. He made a good defensive intervention in the 20th minute and then triggered the opening goal by winning the ball back and dribbling forward with it. He played higher up the pitch after the introduction of Guillamon and continued to play well, facilitating transitions.

Valencia (4-4-2):

Mamardashvili (5):

The Valencia goalkeeper was short on the goal from Vini to reduce the score, although the cross was deflected. He also had a difficult time intervening on the equalizer. However, he made a good save against Bellingham to deny him a nice goal.

Gaya (4):

The Spanish international, who has 22 caps, seemed to be in great technical difficulty (11 balls lost, 73% of passes successful) and was unable to mark on the goal that reduced Madrid’s lead, which came from his side.

Mosquera (5.5):

A frustrating match for him overall, as two goals were conceded despite a satisfactory performance. He was often well-positioned and present in duels, except for a nutmeg by Bellingham where he was beaten in a good way, without consequence.

Diakhaby (5.5):

The former Lyon player had a relatively good game. His aggression sometimes showed too much, as in the fouls on Bellingham and Joselu. He came off with an injury that shocked some players, and we hope it is nothing more than a scare. Replaced by Ozkaçar.

Foulquier (6):

His match could have started very badly because his foul on Vini was worth a penalty (23rd minute). Shortly after, he distinguished himself positively with a decisive cross on the 1-0 goal. Throughout the match, Vini had little opportunity to pass on his side, so his defensive abilities deserve praise in this match, especially on the duel. His lax marking on Vini for the equalizer is really regrettable.

Canos (3.5):

Apart from a long shot at the start of the match, his game was poor offensively. Replaced by Guillamon. The latter made a very good lobbed pass that resulted in a dangerous action.

Guerra (7):

See above.

Pepelu (5.5):

He was unlucky on the Vini goal because he was the one who deflected the ball, preventing the goalkeeper from intervening. However, his game is to be congratulated on his defensive contribution and to a lesser extent on the offensive side.

Perez (6):

He positioned himself well on the opening goal, alone at the far post, and attempted a missed volley that turned out to be a lucky assist. His game before that was relatively discreet. Later, he was almost an assist provider on a cross. Not hyper active but important to carry out the few attacks of the murcielagos. Replaced by Gonzalez.

Duro (6):

He scored with his head with great reactivity, as he took over the missed volley of his partner. He participated in many of the attacks, falling once on the goalkeeper at close range and being caught by Fran Garcia while the referee had initially seen a penalty. A match where he certainly scored points.

Yaremchuk (5.5):

His main highlight was his two-touch goal to eliminate the goalkeeper and score into an empty net, taking advantage of Carvajal’s mistake. Replaced by Diego Lopez.

Real Madrid (4-4-2):

Lunin (6):

His rating is mainly due to his close-range save in the 60th minute, without which his team would have been in a very bad position. He couldn’t do anything about the Murcielagos’ goals.

Mendy (5):

The Frenchman had a rather unremarkable game. He was good defensively (not involved in the goals) but we expect more from him offensively, where he only created danger once. Replaced by Fran Garcia.

Rudiger (6):

His aggressiveness towards ball carriers is a model, he simply never lets them go. A coherent game defensively.

Tchouaméni (4.5):

Less visible than Rudiger, he positioned himself more in anticipation than in duels. But he should have been in the duel with Hugo Duro on the 1-0 goal, who was alone to head the ball back.

Carvajal (5.5):

He is responsible for the 2-0 goal because he made a back pass to no one but Yaremchuk, who didn’t need to be asked twice to turn the offer into a goal. However, you can feel his experience because he doesn’t think for long, as shown by the action on the 2-1 goal where he gave a good cross that was also deflected. Beyond that, his offensive contribution is not negligible, often bringing numerical superiority.

Kroos (4.5):

Not as imperious as usual. Some of his passes didn’t come off, and worse, led to dangerous transitions for Valencia. Better in the second half, he tried his luck with a shot but it went over the bar (63rd). Replaced in the process by Modric.

Camavinga (5):

The young Frenchman, who was transferred to Real Madrid for 31 million euros, showed more technical serenity than his German teammate. However, he wasn’t really sharp either. He tried to shoot twice without much success. Replaced by Joselu.

Valverde (5.5):

The Real Madrid midfielder who saved the most energy by helping his team both defensively and offensively. However, he didn’t play simply enough on the Hugo Duro goal because his long pass ended up with Javi Guerra, who was at the origin of the goal. Replaced by Nacho.

Bellingham (5):

He thought he was the savior of his team in the 98th minute but the referee curiously cut the action by whistling the end of the match. In the confusion, the Englishman received a red card, perhaps for inappropriate words. Having lost a goal, his rating is inevitably affected. Indeed, he had an average game with few touches but he had the opportunity to score after a magnificent nutmeg in the box but he didn’t place the ball well enough in front of the goalkeeper who saved it. Unfortunately, not much else.

Vinicius Junior (6.5):

Better in the box than on his left wing tonight. Indeed, he managed to score two goals from 5 meters away from the goal, one of them with his head. On the wing, Dimitri Foulquier was able to take the upper hand. Against the same Foulquier in the first half, he defended clumsily and Foulquier took advantage of this to cross and score the opening goal. Overall, there were good and bad moments, but his will and impact were very present in this match.

Rodrygo (3):

The Brazilian was disappointing tonight and certainly finished the match frustrated not having had the opportunity to shoot on goal. Replaced by Brahim Diaz. The latter came close to scoring another nice goal with an outside of the foot shot (69th). His impact on the match was only a matter of time because he gave a silky assist to Vini to equalize. He also made a nice cross for Bellingham who scored, but he will only be credited with one assist tonight. In any case, he was the most impactful of the Madrid attackers in just 30 minutes of play

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