Real Madrid added a fifth Club World Cup title in nine years to their cabinet on Saturday. Largely dominant for most parts of the game, Los Blancos held off a late Al Hilal charge to prevail 5-3 in Rabat.
REAL MADRID RATINGS:
Andriy Lunin: 4 – Could have done better for Al Hilal’s first, which went in underneath him. Not his finest outing, and not helped by a shaky defence.
Dani Carvajal: 5 – Actively linked up with Valverde on the right wing, picking up an assist.
Antonio Rüdiger: 3 – Was solid in the first half, denying Vietto with a timely challenge. Undid his good work with a very poor second half, as he was caught unawares for Al Hilal’s second, and bypassed easily for the third.
David Alaba: 4 – Comfortable on the ball but left a lot to be desired defensively.
Eduardo Camavinga: 4 – Continues to impress offensively, proving to be a capable foil for Vinícius. Defensively, he lost possession in costly areas at times.
Aurélien Tchouaméni: 6 – Wasn’t afraid to step out of his role at the base of midfield, advancing often with the ball at his feet. Solid in his defensive work. Went off after suffering a knock on the hour mark.
Luka Modrić: 6 – A tidy game, aiding the buildup on the right side.
Toni Kroos: 6 – Kept things ticking throughout, often finding himself as the deepest of the midfield three.
Fede Valverde: 8 – The Uruguayan’s best outing post-World Cup. Actively involved on the right flank, he made runs in behind regularly and thrived on the ball. Two more goals takes his season tally to 11.
Karim Benzema: 5 – Seemed rusty but added a goal, tapping in a sweet Vinícius cross.
Vinícius Jr.: 8 – The Brazilian’s best display of late. Crisp in his linkup, proving to be wiser in attack. Kept his composure for two great finishes. Assisted his captain with an excellent outside-of-the-boot cross.
Dani Ceballos: 6 – Got an assist in a faultless half-an-hour on the pitch.
Rodrygo: 5 – Linked up well, albeit without a goal to show for it.
Marco Asensio: n/a
Nacho Fernández: n/a
Jesús Vallejo: n/a
GSFN | Roddur Mookherjee