Player Ratings: Cacereno 0-1 Real Madrid – 2022/23

A brilliant solo goal from Rodrygo sees Real Madrid sneak past fourth-tier side Cacereno in the Copa del Rey third round.

It looked like another early Copa del Rey exit was on the cards until Rodrygo scored his eighth goal in all competitions. The Brazilian showed brilliant feet to jink between Luis Aguado and Álvaro Clausi before curling the ball into the top corner and sealing qualification for his side.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Andriy Lunin: 7/10

Barely faced a shot all night. A comfortable outing for the Ukrainian.

Lucas Vazquez: 6/10

Scored a goal inside 13 minutes but it was disallowed for offside. The Galician put in a decent shift but did struggle against Cacereno’s number 10 at times.

Eder Militao: 7/10

A relatively routine performance for the Brazilian. Didn’t really get out of first gear.

Nacho: 7/10

Looked as though he picked up an injury in the first-half but the Spaniard managed to complete the game. Captain on the night, Nacho did not put a foot wrong.

Odriozola: 4/10

Didn’t offer much going forward albeit he played out of position. Came off with an injury.

Dani Ceballos: 7/10

Solid performance from the Spaniard who started for the second time in as many games. Didn’t look fazed by the poor quality of the pitch and was one of Madrid’s better performers on the night.

Aurélien Tchouaméni: 4/10

Struggled to get things moving in the middle of the park and was replaced by Valverde at the break.

Eduardo Camavinga: 6.5/10

Started the game poorly but improved after the break. The Frenchman is capable of offering a lot more than he showed tonight.

Marco Asensio: 5/10

A pretty quiet performance from the Spaniard who didn’t see much of the ball and added little to the team moving forward.

Rodrygo Goes: 7/10

Scored the winner with a brilliant solo goal off the left flank. Eight goals in all completions so far this season for the Brazilian.

Eden Hazard: 2/10

Added absolutely nothing to the team and to make things worse, Rodrygo scored immediately after the Belgian came off.


Antonio Rüdiger: 7/10 Came on to replace Eder Militao. The German continued where Militao left off.

Jesus Vallejo: 5/10 Came on to replace the injured Odriozola at left-back.

Fede Valverde: 7/10 Came on to replace Tchouaméni at the break. The Uruguayan added some much needed grit and energy to the middle of the park.

Alvaro Rodriguez: N/A Came on to replace Eden Hazard.

Sergio Arribas: N/A Came on to replace Asensio late on.

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