FULL TIME: Player ratings as Real Madrid falls

Manchester City will play Inter Milan in the final of the Champions League after Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Real Madrid 4-0 on Wednesday, giving them an impressive 5-1 aggregate victory.

Bernardo Silva scored twice, before an own goal from Eder Militao and a late finish from Julian Alvarez.

Manchester City player ratings

Manchester City player ratings
  • Ederson: 8 — Dealt with everything superbly, brilliant saves to deny Kroos and Alaba.
  • Walker: 8 — Neutralised Vinicius. Enough said.
  • Stones: 7 — Supported the attacks well in the first-half, defended with great composure in the second.
  • Dias: 7 — Another excellent, stayed alert the entire game.
  • Akanji: 8 — Not left footed, not a left-back, not even a full-back —but not a foot wrong.
  • Rodri: 7 — Sits at the base of that midfield to excellent effect.
  • Gundogan: 8 — Always seems to pop up somewhere differently, such a headache for the Real Madrid midfield.
  • De Bruyne: 6 — Had some excellent moments but struggled to impact the game as strongly as he would have liked.
  • Bernardo: 8 — Started the game fantastically and did not relent.
  • Haaland: 6 — Missed two big chances but occupied so much of the defensive focus.
  • Grealish: 8 — With Real so narrow there was so much resting on him and Bernardo. He did not disappoint.


  • Mahrez: N/A
  • Foden: N/A — Beautiful pass through to Alvarez.
  • Alvarez: N/A — Took his finish so well.

Real Madrid player ratings

Real Madrid player ratings
  • Courtois: 8 — Excellent shot-stopping, couldn’t have helped his team any more than he did.
  • Carvajal: 5 — If his battle with Grealish was a draw last week… he lost emphatically this week.
  • Militao: 5 — Started the game with good aggression, which soon turned into frustration.
  • Alaba: 5 — Will be disappointed with his performance, he struggled much more than expected.
  • Camavinga: 5 — Struggled at left-back. Ancelotti left it far too long to move him to midfield.
  • Valverde: 5 — Uncharacteristically passive.
  • Kroos: 6 — Controlled the ball the best in Real’s midfield.
  • Modric: 5 — Looked immune to City’s press in the first leg but Guardiola’s approach tonight neutralised him completely.
  • Rodrygo: 4 — Failed to offer in and out of possession, should have been replaced at half-time.
  • Benzema: 4 — So isolated, with the wingers staying higher and wider, we should have seen him offering more.
  • Vinicius Jr: 4 — Walker only let him out of his pocket to go to the changing rooms.


  • Rudiger: 6 — Hard to gauge his performance but he didn’t do anything wrong.
  • Asensio: 5 — Did you notice him? I didn’t.
  • Tchouameni: N/A
  • Ceballos: N/A
  • Vasquez: N/A

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