Real Madrid kept their composure in Glasgow against Celtic, with Eden Hazard delivering when called upon.
The Belgian made an early entrance after Karim Benzema was forced off through injury. Although still not at his best physically, Hazard made his presence felt, and capped off his performance with a deserved goal.
He wasn’t the only impressive performer, with the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric adding another chapter to their glorious careers in white.
Provides a sense of calm whenever he’s in goal. Teamed up with the post to deny McGregor, and showed his feet aren’t too bad either by starting the play that led to the 2-0 goal.
Always looked dangerous in attack, with one of his assists in the first half almost resulting in a goal for Hazard. Thankfully for the Spaniard, the duo managed to link up for Real’s third on the night.
Powerful in the air and assured in his marking, the Brazilian closed whatever space was left around him. Made way for Rudiger at the break due to an unknown knock.
Attentive at all times, the Austrian was focused on defending for much of the night. Used his experience to deal with the fiery atmosphere.
Celtic managed to get the better of him on one occasions, but after that, Mendy gave the home side every little to work with.
At times he was invisible when Celtic surged forward. Struggled to find his footing in midfield, and looked sluggish at times. Was eventually replaced by Camavinga.
His passing and distribution helped take the sting out of Celtic’s energetic press. Made no mistakes with the ball, and read every situation correctly. One his expert reads and passed led to Madrid’s third on the night.
Linked up with Kroos to help Madrid keep hold of possession. His performance was capped off with a great goal.
Put in a standout performance from start to finish. He has taken to the winger position, which is a blessing for Ancelotti and his teammates. Put in another great cross for Vinicius on the opening goal.
His speed was Madrid’s main weapon. After failing to make the most of a first-half chance on Hart, he made up for it after the restart.
His injury is worrisome. Ancelotti took no risks and brought him off after 30 minutes.
Came on for Benzema and played well in the centre of the attack. Missed a chance to get his name on the scoresheet early on, but managed to make up for that later on. Played a key role in Madrid’s second goal of the night as well.
Came on for Militao. Showed that he can put in any situation and thrive.
Came on for Tchouameni in the 70th minute.
Came on for Vinicius in the 80th minute.
Came on for Modric in the 80th minute.
His decision to replace Benzema with Hazard paid off handsomely.