Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-2 Almeria – 2022/23

Real Madrid returned to winning ways on Saturday with a comfortable 4-2 win against Almeria thanks to a Karim Benzema hat-trick and a goal from Rodrygo.

Los Blancos dominated from start to finish and could’ve easily scored a lot more, having hit the woodwork four times. The win sees Real Madrid cut the gap to leaders Barcelona to 8 points.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Thibaut Courtois: 6/10

Nothing the Belgian could do to stop either goal. Courtois was let down by his teammates’ poor defending once again.

Lucas Vazquez: 7/10

Solid shift from the Galician who added depth to the team’s attack down the right. Lucas won the penalty which Benzema converted for Madrid’s third goal.

Eder Militao: 7/10

Militao’s passing out of the back was excellent once again. The Brazilian did however fall asleep for Almeria’s first goal.

Antonio Rüdiger: 7/10

Fell asleep for Almeria’s first goal but overall he put in a solid shift.

Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10

Started at left-back once again. The Frenchman continues to impress in that position despite him saying that he doesn’t like it. Another very good performance.

Toni Kroos: 7/10

A typical Toni Kroos performance up until he randomly gave the ball away for Almeria’s second.

Aurélien Tchouaméni: 7/10

A solid performance from the Frenchman who looked a lot more comfortable out there today. Tchouaméni did all the basics right and kept things ticking in the middle of the park.

Dani Ceballos: 8/10

Real Madrid’s best player in midfield. The Spaniard continues to put in excellent performances whenever given the chance and has earned a renewal. Brilliant display.

Rodrygo Goes: 9/10

One of Rodrygo’s best performances for Real Madrid. The Brazilian was in dazzling form, causing Almeria’s defenders all sorts of problems. His assist for Benzema’s second was a thing of beauty. Rodrygo rounded off the scoring with a sensational strike from distance. Electric.

Karim Benzema: 10/10

Back in the starting lineup after missing the last game with a knock. Karim was back to his brilliant best, combining beautifully with his teammates and scoring his third hat-trick this month. Sensational.

Vinícius Jr: 8/10

Assisted Benzema’s opener brilliantly and gave Almeria’s defenders a nightmare evening. Picked up a knock to his knee before being substituted.


Nacho Fernandez: 6/10 Came on to replace Toni Kroos.

Marco Asensio: 7/10 Came on to replace Rodrygo. The Spaniard hit the woodwork twice since his introduction.

Dani Carvajal: N/A Came on to replace Vinicius late on.

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