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Real Madrid Champions League final player ratings

Carlo Ancelotti wins his fourth Champions League as a coach

It was a night to remember for Real Madrid, who won their 14th Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.

Vinicius Jr scored the only goal of the match, taking advantage of a defensive mistake by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Real Madrid player ratings are as follows:

 

Courtois

The Belgian spoke ahead of kick-off about his desire to win the Champions League with Real Madrid and he was at his very best in Paris, making key saves from Mane and Salah, including a stunner 10 minutes from the end. He was the Man of the Match in the final.

 

Carvajal

He played in his fifth Champions League final and had to deal with the energy of Luis Diaz, he had to keep all his attention on the Colombian and wasn’t able to attack.

 

Militao

A difficult opening half hour forced the Brazilian into problematic positions, but his effort and force of will was excellent in the second-half, leading the defence.

 

Alaba

Having not played since April 26, the Austrian defender played well and helped Ferland Mendy on the left against Salah.

 

Mendy

His duel with Salah was one of the most interesting battles of the Champions League final. But he came out on top, despite the Egyptian having a number of chances.

 

Casemiro

The Brazilian knows what it means to win the Champions League and he was a defensive shield in his holding midfield role at the Stade de France.

 

Kroos

There was no doubt that the German would start the match, he is no longer at his physical peak, but he knows how to get through matches. He barely loses the ball.

 

Ceballos

He was introduced in the 88th minute, although he missed a chance to secure the result and make it 2-0.

 

Modric

The Croatian has been key all season for Los Blancos in the Champions League, and he is a veteran presence for the team. He knows exactly how to play 90 minutes and make use of his skills without growing too tired. His passing was excellent and he kept the ball away from Liverpool for long periods.

 

Valverde

Utilised once again on the right of midfield, the Uruguayan played a perfect match, he ran all night long, keeping Andrew Robertson in check, and he even got the assist for Vinicius Jr’s goal.

 

Camavinga

The French midfielder was introduced with five minutes to go and his energy helped tick the clock down.

 

Benzema

Having been the outstanding player in the Champions League in 2021/22, but he wasn’t at his best in the final but his first-touch was still exceptional and he helped Los Blancos keep the ball in key positions.

 

Vinicius

The Brazilian won his first Champions League and got the winning goal, scoring a tap-in after a smart run to the back post.

 

Rodrygo

He was a substitute introduced to waste time.

 

Ancelotti

The Italian coach has overseen the most remarkable of seasons. He is the first to win four Champions League titles, leaving Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane behind. His defensive block thwarted Liverpool, although Courtois had to make a lot of saves.

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