6 men to dwell on in Juventus loss that was win: ratings
Real Madrid have gone through to the semis on aggregate, but with a lot of questions raised
Gareth Bale - 3
Anybody seen my Bale? Wherever the Welshman was, we didn't notice that space. Gareth only made 23 touches in the allocated 45 minutes. The one with his heel was the most dangerous but that was about everything we saw from him. Oh no, admittedly, there was some wild cross into no man's land, too.
I just realized that Bale was on the field for the first 45 minutes.— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) April 11, 2018
Bale keeps on being the polarising figure in the squad and that was the type of game to prove doubters wrong. Instead, doubters only doubted Gareth's presence.
Key stat: 69 per cent pass accuracy, less than any other RM player.
Keylor Navas - 4
A goal-leading error pretty much sums it all up. In a moment where there was virtually no one to blame - a simple cross from the deep inside the penalty area - all the keeper had to do was to claim that ball. He somehow slipped it and gave Juventus faith. Expect to read a new portion of De Gea/Courtois rumours in morning papers.
Key stat: a bit poor distribution with his feet (67 per cent accuracy), but still better than Buffon (54)
Casemiro - 4
Quietly disappointing as the Brazilian was to blame for the first goal with the way he gave the ball away. In a game where his defensive qualities were needed, he simply stood by and allow Juve players to move the ball down the middle towards the right flank. Not that hooking him did RM a favour - think about Matuidi's goal again - but the fact he was subbed off is telling.
Key stat: 1 tackle, 0 interceptions.
Daniel Carvajal - 6
The man in the limelight. Just looking at how often Dani was with the ball one may think he ran the most. He did not. His game was chaotic, but one cannot blame him for lack of wanting, trying. He did well to win the ball and start counter attacks - think about the one time he won it and dashed forward - but his positioning in both Mandzukic's goal is questionable, at least.
For sure, it was midfield and Marcelo who let those crosses happen in the first place, but the fact Carvajal did nothing to prevent the Croatian on both occasions remains a fact.
Key stat: made 107 touches, only Kroos clocked up more (117).
Isco - 6.5
If anything, the No 22 provided a lot of space for Madrid and he was adept at finding it for himself. It was just a pity he missed a few chances, but the way he kept on creating them deserves a praise. He was neat when passing the ball and accurate when dribbling it.
Key stat: 100 per cent dribbling accuracy with 4 dribbles completed.
CR - 8
The hero we deserved. If there's a man to take a penalty in a situation like this, it's him. But don't you think his cameo was only limited to a 90+4 minute opportunity! CR did well to play through balls to Isco and Bale and it was his header that led to the penalty being awarded.
Key stat: has now scored 10 goals vs Juventus, more than vs any other CL team.
Rest of the lot: Varane may have commanded the defence well, but it was difficult to do so with a kid (5); Vallejo did well by at least not spoiling it much (5); Marcelo just can't defend, two goals came from his flank (4); Modric didn't look composed as he normally does (5); Kroos same as Modric, but was decent with defensive duties (6); Asensio did a Bale (4); Vazquez earned a penalty but no more than that (5).