Real Madrid 1 Bayern Munich 0: Champions League player ratings

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, left, shows the battling qualities that saw the Spanish side defeat the Champions League holders in the ...

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, left, shows the battling qualities that saw the Spanish side defeat the Champions League holders in the first leg. Photograph: Paul White/AP

Real Madrid

Iker Casillas 7

A year ago Borussia Dortmund and Robert Lewandowski were putting four past Diego López. Sanity, and the captain, are back now

Daniel Carvajal 7

Faced with the twin threat of Alaba and Ribéry down his flank, the Real right-back would have expected a far harder night

Sergio Ramos 7

When he is not getting sent off he reminds everyone of his quality as a fine defender and organiser. Will need to do so again in Munich

Pepe 7

The elusive talents of Thomas Müller may have troubled him more than Mandzukic, whom he dominated before limping off

Fábio Coentrão 7

With a strict brief to stick to Robben like glue he diligently did so and even found time to get forward well and set up the goal

Luka Modric 7

Had clearly been given some extra defensive duties by Ancelotti. He struggled to hold off Bayern's central trio early on but improved

Xabi Alonso 8

The former Liverpool man is so pivotal to this Real side as the shield in front of the back four, and he was not found wanting

Isco 6

Came into the side and was asked to double up on Robben. Worked hard but was booked and replaced for last 10

Ángel di María 6

Argentinian will regret the moment he missed a golden chance to make it 2-0 before half-time and could not fill Bale's boots on Real's right

Karim Benzema 6

Had barely touched the ball before giving his side the lead and he didn't do much after, but was in the right place at the right time

Cristiano Ronaldo 7

Declared fit after a week-long pantomime, supplied key ball for Benzema's goal but guilty of a glaring miss before going off early

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer 6

Was such a strong doubt with a calf injury that Guardiola selected two keepers on the bench. He came through but had no chance with the goal

Rafinha 5

Exposed for the goal and again for Ronaldo's awful miss, Guardiola may regret starting him ahead of Lahm at right-back

Dante 6

The big Brazilian does not always look dependable and was partially culpable for the goal. Often too far away from Benzema

Jérôme Boateng 6

Seemed to be close enough to Coentrão to cut out the cross for the goal but failed to get there and his side paid the price

David Alaba 6

Austrian left-back loves to get forward but did not have his usual impact here as his link-up play with Ribéry came up short

Bastian Schweinsteiger 6

Returned from his Rooney-induced suspension and was as combative as ever but lacked the dynamism to really hurt Real

Phillipp Lahm 6

Guardiola likes to rotate his captain between right-back and midfield but he didn't have enough impact in the centre

Arjen Robben 7

Dutchman saw plenty of the ball on return to the Bernabéu but, hard though he tried, could not find an opening for that vital away goal

Toni Kroos 6

Arrived in the box with his trademark runs early in the game which promised more, but could not get past the excellent Alonso

Franck Ribéry 5

Would have expected to prosper up against Carvajal but made very little impression before making way for Götze on 72 minutes

Mario Mandzukic 6

The Croat is something of a strange fit for this star-studded Bayern side. A surprise starter and he struggled to have any impact


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