Player Ratings: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid – 2023/24
Real Madrid come from behind to secure a 2-1 win against Barcelona on Saturday afternoon thanks to two goals from Jude Bellingham.
The win sees Madrid move back to the top of LaLiga and open up a four-point lead over arch rivals Barcelona, who remain in third place.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: 7/10
Should’ve arguably done better to deny Gundogan. The Spaniard made a number of solid saves to keep the score at 1-0 in the first half.
Dani Carvajal: 7/10
Stood his ground well and made a number of important last-ditch tackles. Bellingham’s winner originated from his cross.
Antonio Rüdiger: 7/10
Was caught ball-watching for Barcelona’s opener. Greatly improved in the second half and was Madrid’s best player in defence.
David Alaba: 5/10
At fault for Barcelona’s opener after poor marking and then failing to put in the tackle to deny Gundogan. The Austrian’s passing out from the back was also very poor.
Ferland Mendy: 5/10
Ferland was very suspect defensively and offered nothing moving forward. Very poor.
Fede Valverde: 7/10
Helped Carvajal down the right wing and used his pace to thwart Balde on more than one occasion. The Uruguayan was also very efficient on the ball, completing 93% of his passes.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 7/10
Not at the level we’ve come to expect from him this season. Should’ve done a lot better to stop Gundogan’s run.
Toni Kroos: 6.5/10
Not the best of performances from Toni. The German was outplayed by Gavi and Fermin in the first half.
Jude Bellingham: 9/10
Scored the all-important equaliser with an absolute rocket from outside the box before scoring a late winner with a striker’s finish. The Englishman didn’t see much of the ball but was the difference maker once again.
Rodrygo Goes: 4/10
Nowhere to be seen. Rodrygo had zero impact on the game and only managed 26 touches on the ball.
Vinicius Jr: 6/10
Quiet game from the Brazilian. Vinicius was well marshalled by Araujo down the left flank
Eduardo Camavinga: 8/10 – Came on to replace Ferland Mendy. The Frenchman completely changed the game, adding some much needed energy and creativity to the left flank.
Luka Modric: 8.5/10 – Came on to replace Toni Kroos. The Croatian was key to Real Madrid’s resurgence in the second half and registered an assist for Bellingham’s winner.
Joselu: 6.5/10 – Came on to replace Rodrygo. The Spaniard occupied Barca’s centre-backs which gave Bellingham a lot more space to operate.
Lucas Vazquez: N/A – Came on to replace Vinicius late on.