The Champions League

PLAYER RATINGS | Real Madrid 5-1 Celtic

A convincing Real Madrid performance saw them dominate Celtic and seal top spot in Group F of the Champions League.

Real Madrid [layer ratings

Thibaut Courtois: 8 – Made a number of good routine saves and denied Juranovic from the penalty spot in the first half. Beaten only by a brilliant free-kick from Jota.

Dani Carvajal: 7 – Very good going forward, assisting Asensio’s goal.

Éder Militão: 7 – Brilliant in his 73 minutes on the pitch.

David Alaba: 6 – Barely tested, making a couple of blocks when called upon.

Ferland Mendy: 5 – Neat in his link-up play, with 100% passing accuracy. Gave away a penalty due to a clumsy challenge.

Toni Kroos: 7 – A routine great performance from the German with accurate passing.

Federico Valverde: 8 – Involved heavily throughout. Drilled in a low cross for Vinícius to convert, before scoring a signature long-range goal.

Luka Modrić: 7 – Amazing link-up play and work ethic. Scored the first penalty and earned a well-deserved break after 66 minutes.

Marco Asensio: 8 – Drifted across both flanks with near-perfect decision-making in the final third. Scored with an expert finish.

Rodrygo: 7 – Continues to impress with his ever-improving ability as a flexible no. 9, occupying the correct positions and being a multi-dimensional threat in attack. Scored Madrid’s second penalty.

Vinícius Jr.: 7 – Industrious performance. Made up for a poor miss in the first half with a goal in the second half.

SUBSTITUTES:

Karim Benzema: 6 – Played 25 minutes off the bench and came close to scoring, seeing his shot blocked on the goal-line.

Dani Ceballos: 5

Lucas Vázquez: 5

Nacho: 5

Jesús Vallejo: 5

GSFN | Roddur Mookherjee

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