Man City and Real Madrid played out a classic Champions League semi-final that ended 4-3 to the Premier League Champions. Man City took a two-goal lead on three occasions with Real Madrid pulling a goal back every time they did so. Kevin De Bruyne was the star performer for the hosts while Karim Benzema was the best player on the pitch for the visitors.
Thibaut Courtois – 5
Helpless as his clean sheet was spoilt within two minutes. Could do nothing for the second goal, which arrived nine minutes after the first.
Daniel Carvajal – 5
Allowed too much space behind Eder Militao for De Bruyne to run in and head home City’s first.
Eder Militao – 5
Back on the team following an injury that had kept him out since the first leg of the quarter-finals and looked rusty.
David Alaba – 5
At fault for the second goal, failing to clear De Bruyne’s cross which left Gabriel Jesus with a simple finish.
Ferland Mendy – 6
Allowed Riyad Mahrez to easily cut inside from the right in the build-up to City’s opener and played a poor pass.
Federico Valverde – 6
Stuck to his task and tried hard to match City’s intensity in midfield but was simply outclassed by De Bruyne.
Toni Kroos – 5
Played a dreadful short corner with Carvajal during a poor first-half display as the pace of the game looked too much for him.
Luka Modric – 6
Struggled in midfield during the first 45 although won the ball with a well-timed sliding tackle which led to Benzema’s first.
Rodrygo – 6
Was largely pocketed by Zinchenko, who rattled into him after 30 minutes with a good tackle.
Karim Benzema – 8
Starved of service on his 600th Real appearance yet still scored with a superb first-time volley from a half-chance.
Vinicius Junior – 7
Should have done more to stop Mahrez from cutting inside and assisting City’s opener in quiet first-half performance.