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Chelsea v Real Madrid: player ratings for the semi-final second leg

·2 min read

Chelsea (3-4-2-1)

Edouard Mendy Two outstanding saves to deny Benzema in the first half. Also blocked when Hazard shot. 8

Andreas Christensen The Dane was in uncompromising form. Steamed into Hazard early on and was booked eventually. 7

Thiago Silva The Brazilian continues to impress. A stabilising influence at the back. Almost scored a header. 7

Antonio Rüdiger The German defender threatened with an early shot and made important interventions to frustrate Madrid. 8

César Azpilicueta Lured Ramos into a naive booking in the first half. Gave Chelsea extra defensive cover. 7

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Jorginho Booked for an early reducer on Hazard but rarely put a foot wrong. Offered poise. 7

N’Golo Kanté Seized the initiative by surging forward to force Chelsea’s goals. Dominated midfield with his energy. Man of the match. 9

Ben Chilwell Defended well and was keen to burst forward, constantly forcing Vinícius back. An excellent display. 8

Mason Mount Disrupted Madrid with his energetic pressing and scored the clincher, converting Pulisic’s crisp centre. Booked. 8

Timo Werner Combined with Kanté and was on hand to give Chelsea the lead. A speedy threat. 8

Kai Havertz The German was menacing, twice hitting the bar, but his shoddy finishing gave Madrid hope. 7

Subs: Christian Pulisic (for Werner 67) 6; Reece James (for Azpilicueta 88) 6; Hakim Ziyech (for Mount 89) 6; Olivier Giroud (for Havertz 90) 6.

Real Madrid (4-3-3)

Thibaut Courtois Hard to fault the Belgian, who was left exposed against his old side too often. 7

Eder Militao Naive positioning when Chelsea took the lead. Struggled against pace before being replaced by Valverde. 4

Sergio Ramos The veteran defender was beaten too easily by Werner. Picked up a silly booking. Poor. Booked. 4

Nacho Out of position when Chelsea went ahead. Susceptible to pace and at fault for Mount’s goal. Booked. 4

Ferland Mendy The Frenchman was incapable of outwitting Azpilicueta on the left. Madrid needed more from him. 5

Luka Modric The Croat was ponderous in possession and struggled to handle Chelsea’s pace on the break. 5

Casemiro Caught out by Kanté for Chelsea’s goal. The Brazilian knew that he had sold himself. 5

Toni Kroos Neat and tidy but offered little incision. Had an early shot easily saved by Mendy. Booked. 5

Vinícius Júnior Struggled to track Chilwell’s runs down the left flank and had little impact in attack. 4

Karim Benzema Madrid’s biggest threat needed more support but he tested Mendy twice in the first half. 6

Eden Hazard Lacked confidence and fitness on his return to Stamford Bridge. One run almost brought a goal. 3

Subs: Federico Valverde (for Mendy 63) 6; Marco Asensio (for Vinicius 63) 6; Rodrygo (for Casemiro 76) 6.

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