Player Ratings: Athletic Club 1-0 Real Madrid – 2021/22
Thibaut Courtois: 7/10
The Belgian’s first start in this season’s Copa del Rey. The Belgian made a number of decent saves but there was nothing he could do to stop Berenguer’s brilliant finish in the 89th minute.
Lucas Vazquez: 7/10
Preferred over Carvajal at right-back. The Galician put in a solid performance defensively, helping Real Madrid stay in the game until the very end.
Eder Militao: 9/10
Fantastic performance from the Brazilian. Militao made a number of huge tackles and blocks and the scoreline would’ve looked a lot worse had it not been for Eder’s great shift at the back.
Captained the team tonight in Marcelo and Benzema’s absence. The Spaniard put in a solid performance at the back but will be disappointed with his defending for Athletic’s goal.
David Alaba: 7/10
Started at left-back with Marcelo suspended and Mendy out injured. The Austrian didn’t offer much going forward but put in a decent enough performance at the back.
Luka Modric: 5/10
Very poor performance by Luka’s incredibly high standards. The Croatian couldn’t stamp his authority in the middle of the park and misplaced way too many passes.
Toni Kroos: 6/10
The best of a bad bunch in midfield. Kroos sprayed the ball around as he usually does but couldn’t impact the game at all.
Rodrygo Goes: 4/10
Very quiet performance from the Brazilian. Rodrygo had little to no impact on the game and looked tired after featuring for Brazil on Wednesday.
Marco Asensio: 4/10
Deployed as a striker in Benzema’s absence. The Spaniard failed to create any danger in attack.
Vinicius Jr: 4/10
Just like Rodrygo, Vinicius started tonight’s game despite featuring for Brazil just 48 hours earlier. The Brazilian looked tired and couldn’t impact the game at all.
Isco: 5/10 – Came on to replace Vinicius. The Spaniard came close to scoring late on.
Eduardo Camavinga: 5/10 – Came on to replace Toni Kroos. The Frenchman had little time to make an impact.