Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. was the standout player in their first leg match against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, as he tore apart City's defence on the right side. His exceptional ball control and high work rate helped secure a 1-1 draw for Los Blancos.
The Brazilian winger scored the first goal of the match, a stunning long-range strike that left City goalkeeper Ederson helpless. After the break, Madrid threatened to score again, with Vinicius, Rodrygo, and Toni Kroos all having attempts on goal.
However, they failed to convert any of these chances into goals, and City equalized through Kevin De Bruyne's driven effort. Although Madrid made a late push to win the game, they could not find a second goal, with Ederson making a crucial save from Aurelien Tchouameni's shot in the final moments of the match.
Here's how the Real Madrid players performed at the Bernabeu;
Goalkeeper & Defence
Thibaut Courtois | GK | 7.2/10
The Belgian goalkeeper made a couple of saves early on and had an excellent stop to deny De Bruyne. He was faultless for the goal.
Dani Carvajal | RB | 6.2/10
The Spaniard struggled against Grealish in the early stages but improved in the second half. He should have been booked several times in the first half.
Antonio Rudiger | RCB | 7.4/10
The German defender handled Haaland well and filled in well for the suspended Eder Militao.
David Alaba | LCB | 7.2/10
The Austrian made an excellent block to deny Haaland and was composed throughout the game.
Eduardo Camavinga | LB | 8.2/10
The young Frenchman had an excellent defensive performance and became the youngest player to assist a goal in a Champions League semi-final after setting up Vinicius' opener.
Federico Valverde | CM | 7/10
The Uruguayan distributed the ball well and worked hard off the ball.
Toni Kroos | CM | 7.2/10
The experienced German midfielder completed 95% of his passes but received a silly yellow card just before half time.
Luka Modric | CM | 6.4/10
The Croatian returned from a recent hamstring injury and showed his usual flair but faded in the second half.
Rodrygo | RW | 6/10
The Brazilian had some promising moments but was overshadowed by Vinicius on the opposite wing.
Karim Benzema | ST | 6/10
The Frenchman's poor touch hurt the team early on, and he looked sluggish at times. However, he remained a threat.
Vinicius Jr | LW | 9.3/10
The winger scored an outstanding goal and caused problems for Kyle Walker throughout the game.
Marco Asensio | RW | 6/10
The Spanish attacker was a late substitute for Rodrygo and did not make much of an impact.
Aurelien Tchouameni | CM | 6/10
The French midfielder provided late defensive stability after coming on.
Nacho | CB | N/A
The Spaniard came on late to replace Modric and helped the team see out the game.
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