In an entertaining and hard-fought encounter, Real Madrid beat Real Betis 2-1 to go clear at the top of La Liga.
Thibaut Courtois: 5 – A rare poor piece of goalkeeping as he let the ball in underneath his legs for Betis’ goal.
Dani Carvajal: 6.5
Éder Militão: 8 – Top-notch defensive performance.
David Alaba: 7 – Assisted the opener with an exquisite over-the-top ball to Vinícius.
Ferland Mendy: 6.5
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 9 – Looks more and more at home at the base of Madrid’s midfield. Won 16 of his 19 duels. A defensive colossus and more than handy in build-up.
Eduardo Camavinga: 6
Luka Modrić: 6.5
Rodrygo: 7 – Scored the winner with a neat finish and linked up well with the rest of the frontline.
Karim Benzema: 6 – Integral to the Real Madrid offensive build-up as usual, but was not clinical in front of goal.
Vinícius Jr.: 8.5 – A constant threat on the left wing with his pace and trickery. Scored the opening goal with a composed chip.
Fede Valverde: 7.5 – Assisted the winner seconds after coming on and added energy to the midfield
Dani Ceballos: 6
Toni Kroos: 6
Antonio Rüdiger: 6
Rui Silva: 7 – Made an excellent save to deny a Tchouaméni header. Couldn’t save Rodrygo’s goal despite getting a hand to it.
Youssouf Sabaly: 4 – Endured a difficult afternoon trying to mark Vinícius.
Luiz Felipe: 7 – Made several interventions to deny Madrid.
Edgar González: 5
Álex Moreno: 6.5 – Overlapped well early on, taking the throw-in which led to the goal. Faded away as Madrid took control of proceedings.
Guido Rodríguez: 6.5
Andres Guardado: 5
Sergio Canales: 7 – Scored his team’s only goal and was at the heart of almost anything good that Betis did going forward.
Nabil Fekir: 6 – Perhaps should’ve won a penalty after a challenge by Carvajal. He felt the after effects of the tackle and was substituted in the 11th minute.
Luiz Henrique: 4 – Woefully anonymous for the whole game after coming on in the 11th minute for Fekir.
Aitor Ruibal: 6
Willian José: 6