Player Ratings: Valencia 2-2 Real Madrid – 2023/24

Real Madrid were forced to settle for a point against Valencia after referee Jesús Gil Manzano blew for full-time as Jude Bellingham headed in a third goal to seal a win.

A Vinicius double rescued a point for Los Blancos after ex-Castilla man Hugo Duro and Roman Yaremchuk gave Valencia a 2-0 lead.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men remain top of LaLiga but Girona could close the gap to four points if they manage to win against Mallorca on Sunday.

Player ratings:

Starting XI:

Andriy Lunin: 7/10

Not much he could do for either of Valencia’s goals after some shocking defending from his teammates on both goals. Denied both Diego Lopez and Peter Federico with brilliant saves in the second half.

Dani Carvajal: 5/10

Started the game in shocking fashion, gifting Valencia their second goal with an awful giveaway. The captain grew into the game after his horrible start and played a big part in Madrid’s first goal.

Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6/10

Tchouaméni started at centre-back ahead of Nacho. The Frenchman had a rather shaky start to the game but made a number of crucial interventions after the break.

Antonio Rüdiger: 6/10

Just like Tchouaméni, Rüdiger wasn’t very assured in the first half. The German improved after the break.

Ferland Mendy: 6/10

A relatively quiet game from the Frenchman who didn’t offer much going forward and could’ve done more in defence.

Fede Valverde: 7/10

Ran his socks off in the middle of the park and made a great challenge to stop Javi Guerra from getting a shot off in the second half. Could’ve done a little more with possession.

Toni Kroos: 6/10

A rather underwhelming performance from the ever reliable German. Kroos wasn’t as sharp as he has been throughout this season.

Eduardo Camavinga: 7/10

Camavinga put in a shift in midfield and executed all of the gritty tasks proficiently while also completing 97% of his passes.

Jude Bellingham: 6/10

A quiet game from the Englishman who made his return from injury. Bellingham thought he had won the game for Real Madrid in the dying seconds only to be denied by a scandalous refereeing decision.

Rodrygo Goes: 6/10

Another disappointing performance from the Brazilian who’s struggling to score or create any sort of danger at the moment.

Vinicius Jr: 8.5/10

The difference maker for Real Madrid once again. The Brazilian was booed heavily every time he touched the ball but he kept focused on the game and scored two goals to rescue a point for his team. Excellent display.

Substitutions:

Brahim Diaz: 7/10 Came on to replace Rodrygo. The Spaniard assisted Vinicius’ equaliser with a great cross. Brahim also assisted Bellingham’s winner which was disgracefully disallowed late on.

Luka Modric: 6/10 Came on to replace Toni Kroos. The Croatian brought a sense of calm to the teams play.

Fran Garcia: 6.5/10 Came on to replace Ferland Mendy. The Spaniard made a brilliant tackle to deny Hugo Duro late on.

Joselu: 6/10 Came on to replace Camavinga.

Nacho Fernandez: N/A Came on to replace Fede Valverde late on.

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