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La Liga 2016/17: FC Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid - Player Ratings

Sumedh Pande
FEATURED WRITER
Modified 04 Dec 2016, 09:52 IST
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Real Madrid

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03:  Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF applauds after the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Real Madrid players thank the supporters after the final whistle

Keylor Navas: 6.5/10

Navas was not at fault for the goal conceded and also did not have much to do in the game. He commanded his box well and was quick to get off his line at times. 

Dani Carvajal: 6/10

Carvajal was brilliant defensively as he negated the threat of Neymar effectively in the first half. He made some fine tackles which were important in gaining a point for the visitors. 

Sergio Ramos: 8/10

A trademark goal from the captain ensured that Real left Camp Nou undefeated. He was also brilliant throughout the game as he kept Luis Suarez quiet for a majority of the time. 

Raphael Varane: 6/10

Varane gave away an unnecessary free kick which resulted in a goal but other than that, the Frenchman had a fine evening. He did not look shy in carrying the ball from the back and was confident in passing the ball around. 

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Marcelo: 5/10

The Brazilian was brilliant in the first half and was a real threat on the left flank but faded in the second. He lost possession on a number of times and was guilty of holding the ball for too long at times. 

Mateo Kovacic: 6/10

He is forming a good partnership with Modric in Toni Kroos' absence as he looked sharp in the first interval. His positioning was brilliant in the first half but like Marcelo, his performance dipped and he was rightly subbed off. 

Luka Modric: 7/10

The pocket-sized dynamo again showed why he is so highly rated around the globe as a brilliant performance from the Croatian included some neat passing coupled with robust tackles and also an immense work rate. 

Isco: 6/10

The Spaniard was stunning at times as he showed his trickery in the first half but could not influence the game much and was disappointed to be substituted early in the game. He also committed a clumsy foul which got him an unnecessary booking. 

Lucas Vazquez: 6/10

The forward should have received a penalty in the first few minutes of the game and also made some blistering runs which made life difficult for Barcelona's defence. Along with his attacking output, Vazquez tracked back well to increase the numbers for Real in defence. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo: 6/10

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
The Portuguese superstar had many opportunities to score yet another El Clasico goal

Ronaldo looked threatening at times in the first half as he forced a couple of routine saves from Ter Stegen in the first half. He was almost anonymous in the second half but looked a threat every time he got the ball. 

Karim Benzema: 5/10

Another quiet evening for the Frenchman as the striker was left isolated because of lack of service and also because of some good defending. Benzema could have done better with a couple of half chances that he received in the game. 

Substitutes

Casemiro: 6.5/10

He replaced Isco at the half hour mark as he made his much-awaited return from injury. He looked nervous at times in possession but improved as the game went on. His goal line clearance was vital in securing a point for the visitors. 

Marcos Asensio: 5/10

The youngster replaced the disappointing Benzema but he also could not do anything worth mentioning in the match. He made some surging runs but could not muster any end product. 

Mariano Diaz : N/A

After scoring a hat-trick in midweek against Cultural Leonesa, Diaz was expected to play a bigger role in the El Clasico but was introduced in the final stages of the match. He did not have enough time to make a mark on the proceedings.

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Published 04 Dec 2016, 00:25 IST
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