Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia (4-3) – Spanish Super Cup 2022/23
Real Madrid struggled, but ultimately defeated Valencia on penalties in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw after regular time and extra-time. Karim Benzema opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first-half. Los Blancos’ lead didn’t last long, with Samuel Lino’s strike cancelling out the Frenchman’s opener.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will now face the winner of Barcelona vs Real Betis in Sunday’s final.
Thibaut Courtois: 9/10
Singlehandedly kept Real Madrid alive. The Belgian stopped numerous chances for Valencia in what was another game of shocking defending from Real Madrid. Saved Gaya’s penalty in the shootout to secure the win.
Lucas Vazquez: 4/10
At fault for Valencia’s equaliser. The Spaniard let Samuel Lino go unmarked at the back post and was below average throughout the game.
Eder Militao: 7.5/10
Real Madrid’s best player after Courtois. The Brazilian created the chance in which Benzema won the penalty with a wonderful raking pass. Came off after picking up a knock to his head.
Antonio Rüdiger: 6/10
Wasn’t tested too much throughout the game. The German did his job well with most of Madrid’s defensive issues coming down the flanks.
Started at left-back due to Mendy’s fitness issues and Alaba’s injury. The Spaniard wasn’t all that convincing in neither defence nor offence.
Fede Valverde: 6.5/10
Started in midfield due to the absence of Tchouaméni and Modric being benched. The Uruguayan failed to make much of an impact and looks to be struggling at the moment.
Eduardo Camavinga: 5/10
A below average performance from Camavinga. The Frenchman was far too aggressive at times and was lucky to not have been sent off. Replaced at the break by Modric.
Toni Kroos: 6.5/10
Didn’t look at all comfortable playing alongside Camavinga and Valverde. The German struggled to control things in midfield, especially in the second-half. Scored in the shootout.
Rodrygo Goes: 4/10
Started the game well, using his pace to get in behind Valencia’s defence. Rodrygo’s impact on the game didn’t last long with the Brazilian struggling to create anything in attack after the opening 20 minutes.
Karim Benzema: 5/10
Started the game really well, winning and converted the penalty to give Real Madrid the lead. Just like the rest of his teammates, the Frenchman struggled in the second-half and saw very little of the ball. Scored in the shootout.
Vinicius Jr: 4/10
Struggled to get going. The Brazilian had little to no impact on the game and missed a number of excellent scoring opportunities.
Luka Modric: 5/10 – Came on to replace the injured Camavinga. Looked fatigued since his introduction. Scored in the shootout.
Dani Carvajal: 5/10 – Came on to replace the injured Vazquez. Didn’t offer much since coming on.
Ferland Mendy: 5/10 – Came on to replace Militao. The Frenchman didn’t impact the game.
Marco Asensio: 5/10 – Came on to replace Rodrygo. The Spaniard had a decent chance to win the game in extra-time but his shot wasn’t powerful enough. Scored in the shootout.
Dani Ceballos: N/A – Came on to replace Valverde in extra-time.