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May 1, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
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88′ Sergio Ramos
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (Agg 3-4)

Goal.com rates the players on show as BVB survive a late onslaught from los Blancos to book a place in their second ever Champions League final

By Tom Webber

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    812
    77
    3.50

    Diego López Rodríguez

    After a relatively quiet first half the Spaniard kept up his concentration for the second period. Got the slightest of touches on Lewandowski's 50th-minute shot which then came back off the bar and then denied Gundogan with a super save after the hour mark.

  • Raphaël Varane
    558
    118
    3.00

    Raphaël Varane

    The young Frenchman replaced Pepe who struggled to deal with Lewandowski in the first leg and he proved a more than capable deputy. He looked very sharp as he read the play superbly to stave off any danger.

  • Sergio Ramos
    685
    187
    3.50

    Sergio Ramos

    He did his best to disrupt Lewandowski by getting very physical with him and it seemed to work. He provided a threat in the opposing area and lashed in a goal in the closing stages, but it proved to be not enough.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    257
    300
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Did his best to get forward and support Ronaldo on the left but was guilty of being caught out of position in the process a few times. He was rash when going in for the challenge and was lucky not to see red in the first half.

  • Mesut Özil
    302
    491
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    Hugely threatening in the opening stages, finding space and unlocking the BVB defence at will. He missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the 15th minute and vanished until popping up with a great assist for Benzema late on.

  • Xabi Alonso
    192
    461
    2.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Did not quite display his brilliant passing ability from midfield and was outshone by Modric. His work ethic was not at its highest as he showed no urgency to close down the opposition when they had the ball.

  • Michael Essien
    491
    169
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    Had a simple start as Madrid put BVB under pressure from the off. As Dortmund began to get a foothold in the game, though, he was sloppy in possession but a late block kept Lewandowski out and kept his team's hopes alive.

  • Luka Modric
    838
    163
    3.50

    Luka Modric

    Used the ball well in midfield, passing accurately or providing his team with an attacking injection from deep when it was needed. But when he was without the ball he made a few clumsy challenges that broke the momentum.

  • Ángel Di María
    362
    264
    3.00

    Ángel Di María

    Dropped off the play and got his head up, consistently looking to pick out his team-mates with a ball into the centre. He ran at the defence throughout and always looked to have them on the back foot.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    363
    880
    2.50

    Cristiano Ronaldo Flop of the Match

    Should have made more of two decent opportunities early on, one of which was sent straight at Weidenfeller from close range. His touch deserted him for the remainder of the game as he failed to penetrate the Dortmund back line.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    197
    586
    2.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    The Argentine striker put himself about in the final third but lacked the pace to truly worry the opposition. He struggled to find space where it mattered and missed his best chance to score with just four minutes gone.

Substitutions

  • Sami Khedira
    354
    180
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Came on for Alonso in the 67th minute to add more dynamism to the midfield, which he did so effectively by providing an additional runner from deep.

  • Kaká
    800
    105
    3.00

    Kaká

    Brought on in place of Coentrao in the 57th minute did well to orchestrate the play in a heavily-congested central area in Dortmund's half.

  • Karim Benzema
    836
    69
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    Replaced Higuain in the 57th minute and was alert to get in the right place to score the opening goal with seven minutes remaining. He then kept a cool head to supply a cutback for Ramos to add the second.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    514
    90
    3.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    A solid performance from the keeper as he stayed big and positioned himself well to keep out Higuain in the fourth minute. He then denied Ronaldo from close range soon after and claimed almost everything he went for in the area.

  • Neven Subotic
    334
    86
    3.00

    Neven Subotic

    Was dragged out of position early on but quickly regained his composure. He held the defensive line brilliantly to stop Madrid from running in behind and he was also there to mop up whenever they threatened. Could have closed Ramos in the area as he slammed in the second.

  • Mats Hummels
    502
    70
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    Having acclimatised to the early Madrid pressure, the centre-back repelled everything with a series of interceptions and aerial challenges. Along with Subotic he restricted the space in the channels for the hosts to run in.

  • Lukasz Piszczek
    406
    65
    3.50

    Lukasz Piszczek

    A typically tireless performance from the right-back as he raced up and down the flank. Always seemed to be there to provide an option of additional width but also managed to stay on top of his defensive duties.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    202
    120
    2.50

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Started the game apprehensively and almost gifted Madrid a fourth-minute goal when he was caught in possession. He did not look entirely comfortable with the ball at his feet and was reluctant to push on and help unpick Essien.

  • Sven Bender
    239
    101
    3.00

    Sven Bender

    Unable to keep hold of the ball when required, enabling Madrid to keep up the pressure on his side. However, he tracked the ball well through the middle and accurately judged his tackles when in dangerous areas.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    560
    168
    4.00

    Ilkay Gündogan Top of the Match

    Slow to close the play as Madrid dominated the early exchanges. However, he provided his team with much-needed relief by slowing the tempo when on the ball and was only denied a goal by a remarkable save from Diego Lopez.

  • Mario Götze
    196
    187

    Mario Götze

    Was forced off through injury after just 14 minutes and thus was unable to impact the game.

  • Marco Reus
    522
    83
    3.50

    Marco Reus

    Used his pace to good effect as he glided past the opposition with ease. He was moved to a more central position following Gotze's withdrawal and flitted about in spaces that regularly concerned the Blancos' defence.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    288
    108
    3.00

    Jakub Blaszczykowski

    Was not involved in the opposing half anywhere near enough as he did not spend time on the ball to influence proceedings until late on. Nevertheless, he helped out defensively all night.

  • Robert Lewandowski
    477
    174
    3.50

    Robert Lewandowski

    The Polish striker kept a cool head despite plenty of provocation but was unable to finish a series of chances, his closest one coming back off the bar.

Substitutions

  • Felipe Santana
    188
    74

    Felipe Santana

    Replaced Bender in the 91st minute to help stop Madrid from netting a decisive third.

  • Sebastian Kehl
    168
    85

    Sebastian Kehl

    Brought on in place of Lewandowski in the 87th minute as Klopp looked to add some additional defensive steel.

  • Kevin Großkreutz
    191
    139
    3.00

    Kevin Großkreutz

    Came on earlier than he would have expected when he replaced Gotze in the 14th minute. He worked hard but lacked the composure to pick out the killer pass that would have put a team-mate through one-on-one.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2