Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: Real Madrid came out with a convincing 2-0 victory against Italian opponents Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu. A first-half strike from Toni Kroos gave Los Blancos the lead against the run of play.
Real dominated the match from there on, frustrating their Italian opponents and a moment of madness from Nicolo Barella saw him punch out at Real’s Eder Militao resulting in a red card for himself. Marco Asensio scored immediately after coming on to provide the cushion for the home side in the remaining minutes.
The victory for Real Madrid meant they finish group D as leaders with 15 points, while Inter Milan go into the knockouts as runners up with 10 points.
Here are the player ratings for the Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Champions League fixture.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Player Ratings
Thibaut Courtois-(6.5/10)- The Belgian did well to keep out the initial burst from Inter Milan early on in the first half. He made three decent saves but needs to work on his distribution.
David Alaba-(6/10)- A commanding night for the Austrian centre-back, in which he hardly allowed any space for the Inter attackers.
Éder Militão-(7/10)- Militao continues to impress in defence for the Los Blancos, and provided another inspiring performance.
Ferland Mendy-(6.5/10)- Mendy played with great vigour in attack and defence, linking up with Kroos and Vinicius higher up the field. He won most of the defensive duels down his flank.
Dani Carvajal-(6.5/10)- The right-back made an important block inside the penalty box early on in the first half. He was also good in attack linking up excellently with Rodrygo.
Casemiro-(7/10)- A wonderful dummy in the attack led to the Toni Kroos goal. Apart from that, he did what he does best shoring up things at the back, and was also a threat in set pieces for the Spanish side.
Toni Kroos- (8/10)- The German midfielder scored a sizzling goal with his left foot, scoring from outside the box. He was brilliant with his passing as well, controlling the pace of the game for Real Madrid.
Luka Modric- (7/10)- A timeless performance in the middle of the park from the Croatian midfielder. He was ever-present on the pitch, showing his attacking and defensive skills in a match where he captained Real Madrid from the start.
Luka Jovic-(6.5/10)- The Serbian striker looked good early on and had a great chance to score in the first half.
Vinícius Júnior- (7.5/10)- Vini once again was among the thick of the things. He was a constant threat in the attack but could not find the back of the net.
Rodrygo-(7/10)- Rodrygo had a couple of decent chances to score in the first half but failed to grab any, hitting the post on one occasion and missing the target completely on the other. He needs to work on his defensive side of the game.
Camavinga- (6/10) The French midfielder showed glimpses of his talent after coming onto replace Casemiro late in the second half.
Asensio- (7/10)- An instant impact from the winger, as he scored almost immediately after coming onto the pitch. A brilliant left-footed shot from the edge of the box sealed the match for Real Madrid
Mariano Diaz- NA
Eden Hazard- NA
Fede Valverde- NA
Samir Handanovic- (6/10)- The veteran shot-stopper made a couple of stunning saves in the second half, to keep the scoreline down to 1 goal for Inter Milan.
Milan Skriniar- (6.5/10)- Arguably, Inter’s best defender on the pitch, he did not allow Vinicius any space down his side and showed his physical presence on Madrid’s attackers.
Alessandro Bastoni-(6.5/10)- Bastoni earned himself a yellow card for a foul from behind on Luka Jovic in the second half. Apart from that, he did not do much wrong in defence.
Danilo D’Ambrosio-(6/10)- He was decent in the first half, but looked vulnerable once he shifted to the right-back position in the second phase. He earned himself a yellow card for a cynical foul on Vinicius.
Hakan Calhanoglu- (5.5/10)– A disappointing performance from the midfielder, as he lacked his usual precision in midfield. His deliveries from set-pieces also left a lot to be desired off.
Nicolò Barella-(4/10)- A rush of blood saw the young midfielder punch Militao and it earned him a direct red card. Before that, he had a great opportunity to score the equalizer in the second half but sent it way high.
Marcelo Brozovic-(5.5/10)- Brozovic was decent in possession for his side but could not provide the final pass for his strikers.
Ivan Perisic (6/10)- The Croatian winger made a bright start to the game, as a horde of chances fell onto him. However, he failed to take advantage of those
Denzel Dumfries-(5/10)- Dumfries could not impact the game much, down the right flank, which led to him being substituted right after the halftime break.
Edin Dzeko (5.5/10)- The veteran striker did not receive many chances inside the penalty box, and largely cut a frustrating figure. He was eventually taken off after 60 minutes.
Lautaro Martínez- (6/10)- The Argentine striker was deprived of any scoring opportunity and had to drop deep to get into the game. Martinez had to be brought off for tactical reasons in the final thirty minutes.
Federico Dimarco- (6/10)– He came on to replace Dumfries at the start of the second half and stuck well to his task of stopping the combination of Rodrygo and Carvajal down his flank.
Alexis Sanchez- (6/10) The former Arsenal man cut a lonely figure up front after Barella’s red card and could not create any major chances for himself.
Vecino- (5/10)– Vecino came onto replace Calhanoglu in the 60th minute of the match.
Arturo Vidal- NA