Player Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Real Madrid – 2023/24

Real Madrid dropped points against Rayo for the second time this season after a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio de Vallecas.

Los Blancos remain top of LaLiga but Girona could close the gap to three points if they manage to win against Athletic Club on Monday.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Andriy Lunin: 7/10

Guessed the wrong way for De Tomas’ penalty. The Ukrainian made a number of decent saves throughout the game.

Lucas Vazquez: 5/10

A tough afternoon for the Galician who had a nightmare of a time up against Espino and Alvaro Garcia.

Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6/10

Not as solid at the back as he was over the past few games. The Frenchman did however make a very important challenge to deny Rayo in the second half.

Nacho Fernandez: 6/10

Didn’t do much wrong throughout.

Fran Garcia: 6/10

Up against his former team, Fran Garcia had some good moments but lacked any sort of end product.

Fede Valverde: 7/10

Assisted Joselu’s goal with a brilliant cross. The Uruguayan was full of energy in the middle of the park and covered virtually every blade of grass on the pitch.

Luka Modric: 6/10

Earned a start after not featuring for a number of games. The Croatian was excellent on the ball but lacked the legs needed to press.

Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10

Gave away the penalty from which Rayo equalised. The Frenchman put in a solid shift and closed down spaces well.

Brahim Diaz: 5/10

Very disappointing performance from the Spaniard who was barely involved.

Joselu: 7/10

Scored Real Madrid’s only goal of the game with a brilliant finish after a wonderful counter-attack. The Spaniard was let down by his teammates who offered him very little service.

Vinicius Jr: 6/10

A relatively quiet game from the Brazilian. Vini’s passing and crossing wasn’t up to scratch and he rarely threatened Rayo’s backline.

Substitutions:

Rodrygo Goes: 5/10 Came on to replace Brahim Diaz. The Brazilian was lively but not threatening enough.

Toni Kroos: 7/10 Came on to replace Camavinga. The German instantly improved the team and should’ve been brought on much sooner.

Dani Carvajal: 2/10 Came on to replace Vazquez. The Spaniard got sent off after losing his cool and will now miss the game against Sevilla.

Arda Güler: N/A Came on to replace Modric late on.

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