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October 23, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 77856‎
 
4′ C. Ronaldo
29′ (PG) C. Ronaldo
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-1 Juventus

Goal rates the players on show as a first-half double from Cristiano Ronaldo ensures los Blancos maintain their 100 per cent record in the Champions League group stage this season

By Tom Webber

  • Iker Casillas
    360
    90
    3.00

    Iker Casillas

    The keeper was alert from the off, producing a good save to deny Marchisio in the opening minutes. He did well to keep Pogba's initial effort out but was unable to stop Llorente from slotting home the follow up. He commanded his area well.

  • Pepe
    163
    155
    2.50

    Pepe

    Made a decent block on a Marchisio effort in the first half but failed to read the play well during the game. He fell asleep during the second half and was fortunate that Juve did not sneak a late equaliser.

  • Sergio Ramos
    257
    106
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Positioned himself brilliantly in the heart of the defence, frequently getting into the right place to help clear away the danger when Juve got the ball into the box. He also caused problems in the opposing area from set-plays.

  • Marcelo
    288
    90
    3.00

    Marcelo

    Consistently pushed forward from left-back and provided a good level of service for the forwards when getting into dangerous areas. He was caught out of position for Juventus' first goal as Caceres had time to cross from wide.

  • Arbeloa
    119
    231
    2.00

    Arbeloa

    The right-back had a poor game, leaving Pogba completely unmarked at the back post ahead of Juve's goal. He allowed the opposition past him far too easily and rarely ventured into the opposing half.

  • Sami Khedira
    271
    100
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Linked the defence to the attack well, playing the first ball out from the back and then getting up to support the forwards in the final third. He played a role in the opener and made a nuisance of himself throughout.

  • Luka Modric
    342
    130
    2.50

    Luka Modric

    The Croatian played a very simple game and failed to shine playing in behind the striker. He did not create anywhere near enough for his side in what was a rather ineffectual outing.

  • Ángel Di María
    389
    60
    3.50

    Ángel Di María

    The Argentine was a continual threat on the right wing, regularly finding space to get at Ogbonna. He supplied a brilliant assist for Ronaldo's opener but unfortunately his end product was not always up to that standard.

  • Asier Illarramendi
    175
    182
    3.00

    Asier Illarramendi

    Perhaps showed his inexperience on the continental stage as he made some rash challenges early on and picked up a booking. He collected himself, though, and proved efficient in possession in the holding midfield role.

  • C. Ronaldo
    570
    333
    4.00

    C. Ronaldo Top of the Match

    A brilliant night for the Portuguese as he took his tally of goals in the tournament to seven from just three games. A cool finish was followed up by a powerful penalty as he proved the difference between the two sides.

  • Karim Benzema
    130
    371
    2.00

    Karim Benzema

    The Frenchman barely had an impact as he struggled to get involved in the action during throughout. He missed an absolute sitter during the second half, sending the ball over an open goal from three yards out.

Substitutions

  • Gareth Bale
    184
    307
    2.50

    Gareth Bale

    Came on for Benzema in the 67th minute but struggled to make an impact on the match.

  • Isco
    202
    165

    Isco

    Was lively after replacing Illarramendi in the 72nd minute.

  • Morata
    308
    80

    Morata

    Brought on for Di Maria in the 79th minute.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    191
    63
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Went to ground too easily as Ronaldo rounded him before opening the scoring, but could do little to keep out the Portuguese's penalty. Other than that he was actually forced to do very little for the remainder.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    107
    315
    1.00

    Giorgio Chiellini Flop of the Match

    The Italy international was quick to close the opposition forwards during the early exchanges. However his game soon turned into a nightmare. His clumsy challenge resulted in Madrid's penalty and he was then sent off early in the second half.

  • Angelo Ogbonna
    59
    158
    2.50

    Angelo Ogbonna

    Afforded Di Maria far too much space in the wide areas, and his flank was the source of the opening goal. He could not cope with the Argentine's pace and had an extremely difficult evening.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    114
    81
    2.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Proved hesitant in possession and was almost caught on the ball a few times by the opposition. He did not seem completely sure of himself when passing the ball up from the back.

  • Martín Cáceres
    184
    59
    3.00

    Martín Cáceres

    The Uruguayan made some well-timed challenges to restrict the influence of Marcelo down Madrid's left. He also pushed on when possible and his great delivery was pivotal to Juve's first goal.

  • Paul Pogba
    209
    66
    2.50

    Paul Pogba

    Started brightly and his spilled header was tucked away by Llorente in the 22nd minute. His influence on the game waned as the game grew, though, and he did not show his usual array of passing in the centre of the park.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    105
    122
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Produced a great effort early on which forced Casillas into a save, but it proved to be the highlight of his game. He did track back and help his team out defensively, though, meaning Madrid had to break at speed to find a way through.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    204
    74
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Allowed Di Maria to skip inside him far too easily as he set up Ronaldo for the game's opening goal. He played a few good passes and helped orchestrate some of Juve's better chances before being withdrawn on the hour mark for fresh legs.

  • Arturo Vidal
    233
    96
    3.50

    Arturo Vidal

    Was very industrious in midfield and ran himself into the ground. He was full of energy and his combative perfomance in the middle of the park made it difficult for Madrid to settle on the ball and pick Juve apart.

  • Carlos Tévez
    195
    69
    2.50

    Carlos Tévez

    The Argentine was lively early on, picking up the ball between the lines and creating space to shoot at goal. However, he failed to test Casillas with any of those efforts and he faded into the background after Chiellini's dismissal.

  • Fernando Llorente
    224
    51
    3.00

    Fernando Llorente

    Had a quiet start to the game but added to his tally of goals at the Bernabeu after popping up to slot a loose ball home inside the area. He was perhaps unfortunate to be sacrificed for a defender after Chiellini's red card.

Substitutions

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    128
    56
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Was brought on for Llorente in the 50th minute following Chiellini's dismissal and helped keep things tight at the back for the visitors.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    140
    52
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Replaced Pirlo in the 59th minute and his energy helped keep Juve competitive despite being reduced to 10 men.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    146
    69
    2.50

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Came on for Ogbonna in the 69th minute and got into some dangerous areas but, bar one shot that was going wide anyway, he never really threatened Casillas.

Results
Group A Matchday 3
Times In BST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2