Not operating at their best, Real Madrid dug deep to grind out yet another win and keep their 100% win-rate in all competitions this season going.
Thibaut Courtois: 8 – Dealt calmly with every danger, making a particularly decisive save to deny Nkunku in the first half.
Dani Carvajal: 7 – Solid defensive performance from the right-back in the second half.
Antonio Rüdiger: 7 – Good game defensively and when building out from the back. Made a crucial intervention on Werner in the second half.
Nacho: 7 – Led the side and repelled every threat.
David Alaba: 5.5 – Consistent outlet on the overlap but failed to make any productive delivery.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 7 – Another accomplished display at the base of midfield. Defensively excellent.
Eduardo Camavinga: 5 – Uninspiring performance as a starter yet again.
Luka Modrić: 6.5 – Whilst not at his creative best, put in the work rate defensively and in the press.
Fede Valverde: 8.5 – An energetic presence throughout the game, be it on the flank or in central midfield. Scored the winner with a superb finish on his weaker foot.
Rodrygo: 5 – Tried to combine and create in tandem with Vinícius but could not make a noteworthy contribution.
Vinícius Jr: 7 – Ever-persistent on the left flank, ultimately creating the opportunity that led to Valverde’s goal.
Marco Asensio: 7.5 – His effort was evident from the moment he entered the pitch, tracking back on occasion too. Scored with a brilliant finish from the edge of the box.
Toni Kroos: 6.5 – Assisted Asensio’s goal with a clever, powerful lay-off.
Ferland Mendy: 6.5
Dani Ceballos: 6.5
Mariano Díaz: 6