Real Madrid Player Ratings Vs Man City After 9/10 Karim Benzema Scores Twice In 4-3 Loss

Real Madrid Player Ratings Vs Man City

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Real Madrid contributed to a Champions League classic as they were defeated 4-3 in the first leg of their semi-final by Manchester City.

The 13-time champions had fought their way through previous rounds against PSG and Chelsea.

And they were once again forced to come from behind when Manchester City raced to a 2-0 lead at the Etihad Stadium.

After 93 seconds, Kevin De Bruyne headed City ahead, then Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead on 11 minutes.

Karim Benzema brought Real back into contention just before half-time, but Phil Foden restored City’s two-goal advantage.

Vinicius Junior then dribbled halfway down the field to score Real Madrid’s second goal.

Bernardo Silva became the sixth man to score, before Benzema finished the scoring from the penalty spot in a tense first leg.

These two sides will square off in the second leg next Wednesday in Madrid.

But before switching our attention to that game, we have evaluated the performances of Real’s players in Manchester.

Real Madrid Player Ratings Vs Man City

Thibaut Courtois – 5/10

Had been among his side’s top performers to help them get to this stage, but there were no heroics from the former Chelsea keeper this time around.

Dani Carvajal – 5/10

Produced a superb goal-line clearance but was caught out of position multiple times and it cost Real dearly.

Eder Militao – 5/10

Antonio Rudiger reportedly agreed a summer move to the Bernabeu earlier this week. If Militao plays next season like he did at the Etihad, Rudiger could be his replacement, rather than his new partner.

David Alaba – 5/10

Passed a late fitness test before the game but was replaced by Nacho at half time, after making an error that allowed Jesus to score City’s second.