Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5-3 Al-Hilal – Club World Cup Final 2022/23
Real Madrid clinch a record-extending FIFTH Club World Cup after an eight-goal thriller against Al-Hilal in Rabat.
Braces from both Fede Valverde and Vinicius Jr alongside a goal from Karim Benzema proved to be too much for the Saudi Arabian champions.
Andriy Lunin: 5/10
With Courtois still injured, Lunin started tonight’s final. The Ukrainian wasn’t helped out by his defenders but could’ve and should’ve done better for each of Al-Hilal’s goals.
Dani Carvajal: 6/10
Back in the starting lineup after fully recovering from injury. The Spaniard assisted Valverde for Madrid’s fourth goal of the night.
Antonio Rüdiger: 4/10
Got caught out far too often and was beaten for pace in two of Al-Hilal’s goals. The German was fortunate to get away without conceding a penalty late in the first half.
David Alaba: 5/10
Not the best performance from Alaba who was too aggressive at times and didn’t use his leadership to help organise Madrid’s backline.
Eduardo Camavinga: 6.5/10
Carelessly gave the ball away for Al-Hilal’s second goal and lacked accuracy in his passing at times. Despite that, he was Real Madrid’s best defender on the night.
Luka Modric: 7/10
Modric looked exhausted against Al Ahly on Wednesday but tonight he was at his best once again. The Croatian, alongside Toni Kroos, orchestrated proceedings.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 7/10
Tchouaméni had a few brilliant moments in the game but also looked somewhat slow at times. Replaced by Ceballos on the hour mark after picking up an injury.
Toni Kroos: 8/10
Excellent performance from Toni Kroos who pulled the strings for Real Madrid in midfield. The German looked refreshed, completing 86/92 (93%) passes and dominating the middle of the park..
Fede Valverde: 9/10
Scored Real Madrid’s second goal of the night after scoring against Al Ahly on Wednesday. The Uruguayan scored his tenth and eleventh goal in all competitions this season, completing the challenge Ancelotti set him in the summer. Valverde is slowly coming back to form.
Karim Benzema: 8/10
Back in the starting lineup after recovering from the knock he picked up two weeks ago. The Ballon d’Or winner assisted Vinicius for the opener with a brilliant through ball before scoring a goal of his own in the second half.
Vinicius Jr: 9/10
Two goals and an assist in a final. Vinicius lives for the big moments and tonight he proved that yet again. A brilliant performance from the Brazilian superstar.
Dani Ceballos: 7/10 – Came on to replace the injured Tchouaméni. The Spaniard was composed with the ball at his feet and played a big part in the team’s fifth goal.
Rodrygo Goes: 6/10 – Came on to replace Benzema. The Brazilian didn’t really get going.
Nacho: N/A – Came on to replace Modric.
Marco Asensio: N/A – Came on to replace Kroos.
Jesus Vallejo: N/A – Came on to replace Carvajal.