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Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid: Player ratings as Los Blancos secure narrow victory| Spanish Supercup 2022

Karim Benzema-led Real Madrid to another Clasico win!
Karim Benzema-led Real Madrid to another Clasico win!
Sachin Bhat
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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-2 in a thrilling El Clasico encounter to progress into the finals of the 2022 Spanish Super Cup.

Vinicius Junior put them in front in the 25th minute before Luuk de Jong equalized a while later for Blaugrana.

Karim Benzema then restored Madrid's lead midway through the second period but Ansu Fati brought Xavi's side level again with a header.

Extra-time beckoned after the game finished 2-2 and Federico Valverde made it 3-2 for Los Blancos in the 98th minute, from which there was no coming back for the Catalans.

Real Madrid have won their fifth Clasico in a row and now play either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao in the Supercup final on Sunday.

Here are the player ratings for Barcelona and Real Madrid:

Barcelona Player Ratings


Marc-Andre ter Stegen - 6/10

Another indifferent night in goal for the German, whose positioning for the opening goal in particular was poor.


Dani Alves - 5/10

Barcelona fans were excited to see him play in the Clasico again but Alves was well off the pace. Vinicius had no issues drifting past him all night.


Ronald Araujo - 5.5/10

The Uruguayan's positioning was suspect whenever Los Blancos came forward in attack but still managed to make one clearance and four tackles.


Gerard Pique - 5/10

Another Clasico veteran, Pique, also had a poor game. Real Madrid's forwards twisted him inside out with their movement and deadly link-ups.


Jordi Alba - 6/10

The Spaniard struggled to make any notable impact either side of the field but assisted Fati for a late equalizer.


Gavi - 6/10

The youngster was a non-factor attacking-wise but must be credited for dealing excellently with Toni Kroos.


Sergio Busquets - 5/10

He gave away possession for Real Madrid's opening goal and was then hopelessly off the pace in the recovery.


Frenkie de Jong - 4.5/10

The Dutchman was totally anonymous in the opening stanza and was hence taken off at the break.


Ferran Torres - 5/10

His Barcelona debut couldn't have been any worse as Torres never troubled Real Madrid and he too went off at half-time.


Luuk de Jong - 7/10

The Dutchman had a bright game and the striker constantly tested Real Madrid with his shots. Three games in a row now that he's scored a goal in!

Luuk De Jong has more El Clasico goals than Lionel Messi in the last 3 years despite playing in only 2 of them.

Ousmane Dembele - 7.5/10

The Frenchman looked revitalized on the night, causing the Whites all sorts of problems down the left wing despite never scoring or assisting.


Substitutes


Pedri - 7.5/10

A fireball of energy and full of spirit, Pedri made an instant impact. He created a chance for Dembele right after coming on and then saw a shot fly narrowly wide.

Barcelona would have been pleased with his impact.


Abde Ezzalzouli - 6/10

The youngster was unfazed by the occasion but appeared to overexert himself a few times.


Ansu Fati - 7/10

He scored a crucial headed goal which sent the game into extra time. Barcelona will be pleased to see Fati among the goals once again.

Ansu Fati comes up HUGE for Barca! 💪 https://t.co/wrJBHTNNS2

Memphis Depay - 6/10

The Dutch striker couldn't get as involved as Barcelona would've liked.


Nico Gonzalez - 6/10

He didn't do much wrong but didn't particularly stand out either.


Ferran Jutgla - N/A

He came on for the final 10 minutes of the match but was barely seen.

Real Madrid Player Ratings

Real Madrid overcame Barcelona yet again!
Real Madrid overcame Barcelona yet again!

Thibaut Courtois - 6.5/10

Teh Real Madrid goalkeeper was beaten twice on the night but nearly got his hands to Barcelona's first goal and made some key saves in the match otherwise.


Dani Carvajal - 5/10

Sloppy in possession and no match for Dembele - Carvajal had a torrid game.


Eder Militao - 4.5/10

The Brazilian was beaten for both of Barcelona's goals in a rare poor outing.


Nacho - 5/10

He didn't cover himself in glory either, looking shaky in defense and lacking the solidity that Real Madrid boasted this season.


Ferland Mendy - 5.5/10

The Frenchman couldn't bring anything meaningful to Real Madrid's attack and was caught out of position a few times too.


Luka Modric - 7.5/10

Graceful and effortless as ever, with the Croatian keeping it all ticking for Real Madrid.


Casemiro - 6.5/10

The Brazilian was a good protective cover for the back-four but he made a few rash tackels and even got a yellow card.


Toni Kroos - 6.5/10

As mentioned before, Gavi negated his influence, so Kroos couldn't have a big impact despite laying off so many accurate passes.

However, the German's passing still gave Real Madrid some much needed control.


Marco Asensio - 6.5/10

Movement - excellent. Awareness - good. End product - lacking.


Karim Benzema - 8/10

Benzema saw a shot come off the post and then another one parried away by Ter Stegen but was on hand to fire home the rebound through a cross from Carvajal. He knows no stopping - 23 goals for the season now!

Karim Benzema has scored 23 goals in just 26 games for Real Madrid this season 🔥#ElClasico https://t.co/2Fe7mo8JdR

Vinicius Junior - 8/10

He dismantled Alves clinically and also fired the Whites in front with a composed finish beyond Ter Stegen for the opener.

Vinicius Jr this season:• 15 goals.— 9 with his right foot.— 4 with his left foot.— 2 headers.• 9 assists. https://t.co/I2GoJbpcsy

Substitutes


Rodrygo - 6.5/10

He assisted Valverde for the winner with a simple square pass but missed an easy chance late on.


Federico Valverde - 7.5/10

The Uruguayan was an unlikely hero for Los Blancos with a winning goal in extra-time.


Lucas Vazquez - 6/10

Besides a few ordinary passes and forward runs, there was nothing much to see from him.


Eduardo Camavinga - N/A

Not enough time to make an impact.

Edited by Ashwin
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