Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club – 2022/23

Karim Benzema scored a penalty in his final game for Real Madrid as his side drew 1-1 with Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabéu.

The Frenchman’s goal was his 354th and final goal for the Merengues. Karim’s goal was enough to secure second place for Real Madrid after Atletico Madrid drew 2-2 with Villarreal.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Thibaut Courtois: 9/10

Another brilliant performance from the Belgian who has been sensational this season. Real Madrid are very lucky to have Thibaut.

Dani Carvajal: 5/10

A below average performance from the Spaniard who was very lucky to not have been sent off.

Eder Militão: 6.5/10

Won the penalty from which Benzema equalised.

Antonio Rüdiger: 6/10

Caught out by Inaki Williams’ pace on a number of occasions as Real Madrid’s shakiness at the back continued.

Nacho Fernandez: 6.5/10

A solid performance from the Spaniard who defended relatively well throughout.

Dani Ceballos: 5/10

A below average performance from the Spaniard who just didn’t get going. Ceballos lost the ball in the build-up to Sancet’s opener.

Toni Kroos: 6/10

Harshly penalised for a handball in the penalty area but wasn’t punished as Courtois saved the penalty. That aside the German was decent in midfield.

Eduardo Camavinga: 6/10

Didn’t contribute much at all. The Frenchman barely had a sniff.

Rodrygo Goes: 6/10

Missed a clear-cut chance to give Real Madrid the lead late on after a great run by Vinicius.

Karim Benzema: 7/10

Scored on his final appearance for Real Madrid to level the score. An all-time great bid an emotional farewell.

Vinícius Jr: 6.5/10

Didn’t see much of the ball and struggled to make much of an impact. The Brazilian set-up a golden chance for Rodrygo late on but he couldn’t convert.


Marco Asensio: 6/10 Came on to replace Ceballos for his last Real Madrid appearance. The Spaniard was brought off to a standing ovation.

Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6/10 Came on to replace Camavinga. The Frenchman put in a solid shift.

Luka Modrić: N/A Came on to replace Benzema.

Lucas Vazquez: N/A Came on to replace Asensio late on.

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