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Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

Real Madrid

Lunin 6.5: Kept his place despite Courtois’ recovery and repaid Ancelotti’s faith with a crucial save from Kane’s volley. Looked assured against Musiala and couldn’t be blamed for the goal.

Carvajal 6.5: Crucial return on the flank that Bayern targeted in the first leg. Put in a great cross for Rodrygo and didn’t suffer at the back.

Rudiger 7: After claiming Haaland’s scalp, he added Kane’s to his collection. Couldn’t contain Davies but redeemed himself with the assist for Joselu.

Nacho 6.5: Quick in his defensive closures, he earned the Bernabeu’s applause. He also found the equalizer, but the VAR check ruled it out.

Mendy 6: Kept Sane quiet, who was off-form and almost marked himself.

Tchouameni 5.5: Slow start, giving the ball away carelessly. Continued in the same vein: not convincing as a pivot in front of the defense. From 70′ Camavinga 6.5: Gave impetus to the comeback.

Kroos 6.5: Maestro on the pitch, correcting his teammates’ mistakes with precision. Changes the game with the ease of drinking a glass of water. From 70′ Modric 6.5: Superior quality, led the final push.

Valverde 5.5: Started off sluggishly, grew into the game by making runs into the Bayern box but De Ligt read his intentions well. From 81′ Joselu 8.5: Like a dream come true, he’s the man of destiny: comes on with ten minutes to go and turns the game around with a striker’s brace.

Bellingham 5.5: Like his recent disappointing Champions League performances, he lacks brilliance in his attacking play. Slightly better in the second half, but below his standards. From 81′ Diaz 6.5: Injects energy.

Rodrygo 6: Alternated with Vinicius in the false nine role, just missed out on Carvajal’s low cross. Tried everything, even from set pieces.

Vinicius 8: Public danger number one, sets the Bernabeu on fire every time he gets going. Only the post and Neuer’s superpowers stop him.

Coach – Carlo Ancelotti 8: King Midas, everything he touches turns to gold: the final seemed lost, but he snatched it back by the hair with the right substitutions. He will fly to London to write another page of history.

Bayern Munich

Neuer 7: Inspired performance, made a string of crucial saves to keep Bayern in the game. Gifted Real Madrid the equalizer with a shocking error in the 88th minute.

Kimmich 5: Struggled at right-back, Vinicius was an uncomfortable opponent and made him sweat in the second half.

De Ligt 6.5: Rushed back to shore up the defense after Kimmich’s struggles, unlike the South Korean, he didn’t get caught out of position.

Dier 6: Looked like he was just going to be a backup, but he played in both legs of the Champions League semi-final and did a very good job.

Mazraoui 5.5: Laboured against Rodrygo’s pace and trickery, conceded a lot to him, often pushed forward to support the attack but lacked composure.

Laimer 6: The best antidote to Real Madrid’s passing game, he was a bulldog with one obsession: to break up the play. Lots of substance.

Pavlovic 6: Replaced Goretzka, controlling the midfield. Plenty of personality, his legs didn’t tremble.

Sané 5: A disastrous first half: almost every decision was wrong, arriving out of breath for the deep passes. Unexcusably absent in the second half as well. From 76′ Kim 5.5: Worse on the pitch in Munich, this time he didn’t make any disasters but collapsed with the rest of the team.

Musiala 6: Moved from the wing, this time he played as a second striker, in fact he roamed around a lot to avoid being marked: graceful in his movements, he inspired. From 85′ Muller sv

Gnabry 5.5: A surprising choice over the experienced Muller. He spotted Kane unmarked before limping off with a muscle problem but couldn’t find the England striker with a pass. From 27′ Davies 7: Nearly got booked for speeding! He came on after half-time, injected some real pace into the attack, and almost scored himself before netting a screamer from Kane’s pass.

Kane 6: Found life tough against the solid Rudiger but showed his quality with a couple of chances before half-time. He even started the move that led to Bayern’s goal. From 85′ Choupo-Moting (not rated): Didn’t have much time to make an impact.

Coach – Thomas Tuchel 5.5: Chasing the trophy to salvage their season, Tuchel’s decision to bring on Davies for the injured Gnabry was a good one. However, keeping Kim on the pitch when he was struggling against Vinicius proved costly, as Real Madrid exploited the space he left behind.

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