Chelsea 0-2 Real Madrid (agg 0-4): Champions League player ratings

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Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) The Spaniard stood up to his first test, denying Luka Modric with a sharp save. He was exposed to the two goals that Madrid had in the second half. 6/10

Wesley Fofana (RCB) The defender had a nightmare during the first leg and was keen to make amends. He played aggressively against Vinícius and tried to support the attack. 7

Thiago Silva (CB) The veteran made some important comments and dealt with Karim Benzema. However, Silva forces Chelsea to defend deep and Fede Valverde beats him for Madrid’s second goal. 6

Trevoh Chalobah (LCB) Substitute Kalidou Koulibaly did his bit and gave a heart-warming performance but his defense of the goal was naive. Rodrygo punished him for diving. 6

Reece James (RWB) A dominant figure on the right during the first half. James looked sharper and his crosses were problematic. Booked for a foul on Eduardo Camavinga. 7

Enzo Fernández (CM) The £106.8m midfielder was guilty of some poor deliveries from set pieces. Fernández was busy on the ball and threatened an equalizer but needed to offer more possession. 6

Mateo Kovacic (CM) The Croatian tried to contain Chelsea’s early pace and was involved in an engaging battle with Madrid’s midfield players. It made no difference in the main areas. 6

Mark Cucurella (LWB) Regarding the suspension of Ben Chilwell, the much-maligned Spaniard got in some good positions but he was not convinced and wasted an easy chance just before half-time. 6

N’Golo Kanté (AM) He pushed forward and impressed Real Madrid with his dynamism. However, he is not a natural attacker and missed a great chance to give Chelsea an early lead. 6

Conor Gallagher (AM) A surprise choice in an advanced role, the midfielder tried to influence the game with his energetic running. Ultimately, he lacked the quality to hurt Madrid. 6

Kai Havertz (CF) The Germans needed more support. He fought against his markers but was unable to find space in the box. One run was in order but Havertz’s shot was tame. 6

Representatives: Mykhailo Mudryk (for Cucurella 68) 5; Raheem Sterling (for Fernández 67) 5; Joao Felix (for Gallagher 67) 5; Mason Mountain (for Havertz 77) 6.

Related: Real Madrid floor Chelsea’s Rodrygo to seal a Champions League semi-final place

Real Madrid (4-3-3)

Thibaut Courtois (GK) The Belgian was barracked when he returned to his old club. Courtois responded with a great save from Cucurella. He finished off the Chelsea fans by kissing the badge. 8

Dani Carvajal (RB) The reliable Spaniard had to be opposed to Cucurella’s persistence. Carvajal stood firm and did not let anyone down. He also kept Mudryk quiet. 7

Face Militão (CB) Out of the next game after picking up a booking. He made a crucial block on Kanté but was lucky not to be sent off when he caught Chalobah. 6

David Alaba (CB) The Austrian had to leave at half-time and was replaced by Antonio Rudiger, who was unsurprisingly keen to impress his old club. 6

Eduardo Camavinga (LB) The teenager is not a natural goalkeeper and Chelsea looked to focus on his lack of experience. James, Fofana and Kanté were higher than Camavinga, who did well to rest.

Luka Modric (CM) The Croatian was surprised when he missed a few passes in the first half but there were plenty of moments when he threatened to pick Chelsea apart. 7

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois makes a key save from Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella after half-time. Photo: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

Toni Kroos (CM) So cool on the ball. The German sat deep and looked to calm things down with measured passing. Chelsea were never able to dislodge him. 7

Fede Valverde (CM) The Uruguayan is Madrid’s engine in midfield. He ran the length of the field at one stage to create a chance. He finished second with Rodrygo with a fine run. 8

Rodrygo (RW) The winger was quiet in the first half but still sent a shot against the woodwork. He then burst into life in the second half and finished Chelsea off. 8 (MOTM)

Karim Benzema (CF) The winner had an early injury and was stranded. Benzema took the ball away and fired straight at Arrizabalaga in the second half. 6

Vinicius Junior (LW) The Brazilian was Madrid’s biggest threat. Chelsea tried to keep as many men as possible on him. But Vinícius was a constant threat and provided composed assistance to Rodrygo. 8

Representatives: Antonio Rüdiger (for Alabama ht) 7; Dani Ceballos (for Kroos 76) 6; Aurelien Tchouaméni (for Benzema 71) 7; Nacho (for Carvajal 82) 6; Marco Asensio (for Rodrygo 81) 6.

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