UEFA Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Player Ratings as ruthless Los Blancos hit 5 past Shakhtar

Here are the player ratings for the UEFA Champions League fixture between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid

Real Madrid have completed a rout against Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, putting 5 goals past them in what has been a ruthless display from the Los Blancos. After a sedate first half, which saw them take the lead through a lucky own goal from Serhiy Kryvtsov, Carlo Ancelotti’s men turned on the heat in the second half scoring thrice in a space of 13 minutes courtesy of their twin Brazilian wingers Vinicius and Rodrygo.

Vinicius grabbed a brace for himself within 5 minutes and set up the fourth goal for his compatriot and Karim Benzema put the icing on top with a late goal to get in on the act himself, capping off a great display from the Spanish side.

Here are the player ratings for the encounter between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid

Anatolii Trubin- 5/10- The young goalkeeper made a number of decent saves early on in the match, however, he received very little support from his defenders in the second half, and ended up conceding 5 goals. 

Serhiy Kryvtsov- 5/10- The skipper was the one, who made the unfortunate work of putting the ball in his own net. He was shaky ever since and made far too many errors throughout the match.

Marlon- 6/10- The central defender had a distinct role of slowing things down while on the ball. He defended with heart, not afraid to put himself in the line of action on a number of occasions.

Ismaily- 6/10- The left-back was pinned inside his half for most of the match as he had to deal with the dual combination of Vazquez and Rodrygo. To his credit, he did not offer much space behind for either of the players and mostly forced them inside.

Dodô- 6.5/10- The Brazilian right-back was not seen much in attack, but showed good energy in defense winning most of the duels with pacy Vinicius.

Pedrinho- 6/10- The midfielder could not create much of an attacking threat for the home side and was kept quiet by Madrid’s experienced midfield trio.

Alan Patrick- 6/10-  The midfielder looked shabby with the ball making far too many miss passes. However, he did have a chance to score but failed to take it.

Maycon- 6/10- The defensive midfielder did not have a great outing just like his teammates. He failed to control the tempo for his side as the constant press made it difficult for him to find his passes with accuracy.

Fernando- 5.5/10- The central striker did not have many services played on to him during the match.

Manor Soloman- 5/10- Soloman hardly had anything to do in the first half, as he could not find any space on the left flank. He was rightly brought off after the break.

Mateus Tetê- 5/10- The winger hardly had any chances to attack. He was largely invisible during the first half and was replaced immediately after 45 minutes.

Substitutes

Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk

Marcus Antonio- 5.5/10- Antonio came on to replace Manor Solomon after the interval and immediately earned himself a yellow card for a reckless challenge on Casemiro.

Marlos- 6/10- He came on to replace Tete, at the start of the second half.

Mudryk- 5/10-  He came on to replace Fernando for the final 15 minutes of the match.

Korniienko- 5/10- The youngster replaced Ismaily at the 75th-minute mark, in a straight swap at left-back.

Stepanenko- NA

Real Madrid

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Thibaut Courtois- 7/10 The towering Belgian was very active with his feet for Real Madrid and did not have many saves to make in the first half. However, he made two strong saves in the second half to keep his clean sheet intact.

David Alaba- 7/10- Another commanding performance from Alaba as he won all of the duels and did not allow the Shakhtar attackers any space near the box.

Éder Militão- 7/10– A good day’s work from Militao complementing Alaba perfectly in defense. He ended up with a pass accuracy of 98 percent.

Ferland Mendy- 6/10- Mendy made a satisfactory return to the pitch, focusing more on the defensive role and did not join much in attack. He helped Madrid play out from the back with some intricate passes.

Lucas Vázquez- 6.5/10- Vazquez was not troubled much in defense, and looked assured in possession. He made attacking runs and it was his cross that resulted in Madrid’s opening goal.

Casemiro- 7/10- The Brazilian tank was ever-present in defensive midfield for Real Madrid, sniffing out danger at every possible instance. He often carried the ball out from the back.

Toni Kroos- 7/10- Real Madrid’s German sniper was on song in midfield and found players with ease displaying his wide range of passing. He had a couple of decent shots on goal, joining in attack whenever possible.

Luka Modric- 7.5/10- Modric was tasked with the role of closing down the opposition players when not on the ball. He provided a delightful assist for Vinicius’ goal to roll back the years yet again.

Karim Benzema- 9/10- The French striker had to score, and he did just that in the final minute of the match tapping in Marco Asensio’s cross from close range. He had a great game and capped it off with the goal.

Vinícius Júnior- 9.5/10-  After a rather subdued first half, he came into his own in the second phase and expertly scored two goals in a space of 5 minutes to continue his hot goal scoring form for Real Madrid.

Rodrygo- 7/10- Much like his Brazilian partner, he had a better second half than the first and scored the fourth goal for Madrid with a well-struck first-time shot.

Substitutes

Marcelo- 6.5/10- He made his second appearance of the season, coming on to replace Ferland Mendy after the fourth goal was scored by Rodrygo.

Fede Valverde- 6/10- The Uruguayan midfielder came on to replace Toni Kroos as Ancelotti rung in the changes.

Camavinga- 6/10- The French youngster replaced Modric at the 78th-minute mark.

Marco Asensio- 6/10- The winger came on to replace Rodrygo for the last 10 minutes. He got an assist for Karim Benzema’s goal in the dying moments of the match.

Jesus Vallejo- NA

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