Player Ratings: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona – Copa del Rey 2022/23
An own goal from Eder Militao gives Barcelona a slim advantage heading into the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.
Real Madrid always struggle against Barcelona and tonight was no different. This was the Blaugrana’s ninth win in the last 15 games at the Santiago Bernabéu. Los Blancos failed to register a single shot on goal.
Thibaut Courtois: 6/10
Made a good save to stop Kessie’s initial shot but couldn’t do much to stop the rebound off Militao.
Dani Carvajal: 3/10
Shaky in defence and had no impact in attack. The Spaniard missed a great chance in the first half after being found by Toni Kroos and just continuously lumped in pointless crosses all game.
Eder Militao: 5/10
Unlucky to have conceded the own goal after the ball deflected off of him when Courtois saved Kessie’s initial shot. The Brazilian was decent in defence and made a number of good runs in attack.
Antonio Rüdiger: 6/10
Barcelona camped in their own half for the majority of the game and thus the German didn’t have much to deal with.
Tried clearing the ball off the line to no avail. The Spaniard had the freedom to attack down the left flank but could never threaten Barca’s defence.
Luka Modric: 5/10
Modric had an excellent chance very early on in the game but couldn’t find the target. The Croatian saw a lot of the ball but struggled to make anything happen.
Eduardo Camavinga: 5/10
Camavinga put in a very good shift in the middle of the park but gave the ball away far too regularly. The Frenchman was at fault for Barca’s goal thanks to a sloppy back pass.
Toni Kroos: 7/10
Toni Kroos was excellent on the ball and kept things ticking over in midfield. Madrid’s best player on a rather frustrating night.
Fede Valverde: 6/10
Fede always looked to create chances and make things happen, but it just wasn’t his night.
Karim Benzema: 3/10
Scored a great volley in the first half but it was disallowed for offside. That one moment aside, Karim barely had a sniff.
Vinicius Jr: 4/10
Vinicius tried to make things happen but could never get past Araujo, it’s become a reoccurring theme in every Clasico. Frustrating night for the Brazilian.
Rodrygo Goes: 5/10 – Came on to replace Nacho. The Brazilian had no impact on the game.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 5/10 – Came on to replace Toni Kroos with 15 minutes to go.
Alvaro Rodriguez: N/A – Came on to replace Modric. The Uruguayan came close to equalising with the last kick of the game.