Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 0 – 2 Real Madrid; 2024 UEFA Champions League Final


Full player ratings below:

Thibaut Courtois—7.5: Three saves in the match, including two from inside the area. Dortmund knocked on the door several times in the first half, but the big Belgian has managed to keep all his clean sheets since returning from injury.

Dani Carvajal—9: The best right-back in the history of Real Madrid scored the goal his career deserved. Scored with a run to the near post from a corner, a play that Real Madrid had repeated and scored earlier in the season. There were two other big chances: one on a header at the near post which foreshadowed what was to come and another on a volley after meeting a cross from Vinicius at the far post. Just as important as the goal was his last-ditch tackle on Adeyemi to deny the winger in the first half. A perfect game in every legendary way.

Rüdiger—7: Made a number of important clearances and cut out Dortmund's dangerous crosses. His long diagonal passes to Vinicius caused Dortmund problems in the second half.

Nacho—7: The captain made almost no mistake during his first start in the Champions League. A match that will crown his career at Real Madrid and a match that he deserved for his servitude to the club.

Ferland Mendy-8: A rock at the back – one of the few bright spots in the first half. Was calm and composed while many of his teammates were frantic and nervous. He had several crunching tackles that set the tone and never let Jadon Sancho get the better of him.

Eduardo Camavinga—7: Played with some fear in the first half but improved considerably in the second half. Carlo changed positions with Fede and allowed Camavinga to push higher. His interventions higher up the pitch helped change the dynamic in Madrid's favor.

Toni Kroos—8: The perfect farewell. Thank you Toni for everything. Took over when things got tough in the first half. I have never hidden my responsibilities. True of this game and true of his career. Made 4 key passes and had a 97% passing accuracy on 94 passes in what would be a typical UCL final for the German.

Fede Valverde—8.5: Up there with Carvajal as man of the match candidate. Moved into deeper defensive pockets in the second half and denied Dortmund any chance to counter. He left his soul on the pitch and won his second UCL title.

Jude Bellingham-6: It wasn't his best game of the season, but he had moments to win it: a header inside the box that looked wide and a pass from Camavinga that Kobel managed to stop.

Vinicius Junior-8: Another goal in the UCL final. End the match with 8 completed dribbles. Placed at the top of the Ballon d'Or rankings.

Rodrygo-5: First half non-existent but improved in the second by drifting wide to the right and running at Maatsen.

Replacements:

Luka Modric—7: Replaced Toni Kroos after taking a 2-0 lead. Involved in a counterattack that almost created another chance for Vini Jr.

Eder Militao—7: Late substitution in stoppage time to finish the match defensively. Had a crucial header clearance and brought down Malen in a foot race.

Joselu—N/A: Late substitution, probably a reward for his semi-final exploits.

Lucas Vazquez—N/A: Another late substitution, rewarded for a great season and career at Real Madrid.

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