On Saturday, Real Madrid will take on Saudi side Al-Hilal in the Club World Cup final. The match will kick off at 20:00 CET.
Player Ratings: Al Ahly 1-4 Real Madrid – 2022/23
Real Madrid are through to the Club World Cup final after beating African champions Al Ahly 4-1 in Rabat on Wednesday.
Vinicius Jr, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo and Sergio Arribas were the goalscorers in what was a rather comfortable outing for Los Blancos.
Andriy Lunin: 7/10
Started in place of the injured Courtois. Lunin made a number of very good saves to stop Al Ahly from causing Real Madrid some big issues. Guessed the wrong way for the penalty.
With Carvajal suffering from a flu, Nacho started at right-back once again. The captain was solid in defence and did all the basics well.
David Alaba: 7/10
Back in the starting lineup after a few weeks on the sidelines. The Austrian was solid in defence and helped the team build out from the back with his excellent passing.
Antonio Rüdiger: 7/10
Rüdiger has improved a lot over the past few games and was solid once again today.
Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10
Started at left-back once again. The Frenchman’s energy was crucial in both attack and defence. Gave away the penalty which Al Ahly scored from.
Luka Modric: 7/10
A decent shift from the Croatian who looked very fatigued throughout his time on the pitch. Missed a penalty in the second half.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 7/10
An excellent shift from the Frenchman who’s passing and ball progression added an extra level of quality to Real Madrid’s midfield. Really good to have him back in the team.
Toni Kroos: 7.5/10
A typical Kroos performance. The German was excellent in possession, controlling the tempo of the game and completing 74/78 (95%) passes while also creating three chances.
Fede Valverde: 7.5/10
Finally back on the scoresheet after a rough few weeks. The Uruguayan showed glimpses of his form from before the World Cup. The goal will do his confidence the world of good.
Rodrygo Goes: 7.5/10
Covering for the injured Benzema, Rodrygo put in a decent performance. The Brazilian hit the post in the first half before scoring late on in the second half after some brilliant one-twos between him and Ceballos.
Vinicius Jr: 8/10
Real Madrid’s man of the match. Vinicius scored the opener with a brilliantly executed chip and also won the penalty which Modric missed. Vinicius was also wrongly disallowed another penalty by VAR.
Dani Ceballos: 7/10 – Came on to replace Toni Kroos. The Spaniard assisted Rodrygo with a brilliant backheel pass after a great one-two with the Brazilian. Ceballos is in top top form.
Sergio Arribas: 7/10 – Came on to replace Vinicius Junior. The Real Madrid youth product scored just 28 seconds after coming on. What a moment for him.
Mariano Diaz: N/A – Came on to replace Rodrygo.
Alvaro Odriozola: N/A – Came on to replace Luka Modric.