Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings for Los Blancos

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterMay 7, 2014

VALLADOLID, SPAIN - MAY 07: Karim Benzema (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Marc Valiente (L) of Real Valladolid CF during the La Liga match between Real Valladolid CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Jose Zorilla on May 7, 2014 in Valladolid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Real Valladolid forward Osorio scored a late equaliser to boost his side’s chances of avoiding relegation while denting Real Madrid’s title hopes.

Sergio Ramos had opened the scoring for Los Blancos on Wednesday but with time running out Osorio was able to direct Alvaro Rubio’s corner into goal in the 85th minute.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Real Madrid Player Ratings
X. Alonso87
Di Maria76

Half-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: Yet to be called into action in his first La Liga start since January 20, 2013.

Nacho: Has so far won all his aerial battles.

Pepe: Did well to turn away an early Bergdich cross.

S.Ramos: Curled his free kick up and over the wall and just under the crossbar.

Coentrao: Offering some useful width down the left, but he’ll want to be more involved after the restart.

Modric: Touched the ball 54 times and completed 93% of his passes in the first half.

X.Alonso: Won the free kick that led to the goal and has been a colossus in midfield.

Isco: Booked for a late, reckless tackle on Javi Guerra.

Di Maria: Took four shots in the opening frame.

Benzema: Just 16 touches for the France striker so far.

Ronaldo: Limped off the pitch with a hamstring problem after only nine minutes.

Morata: Playing up top with Benzema in a 4-4-2 since Ronaldo’s exit.

VALLADOLID, SPAIN - MAY 07:  Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Valladolid CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Jose Zorilla on May 7, 2014 in Valladolid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo
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Full-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: Oscar looked to be the last of several players to connect with Rubio’s corner, leaving the goalkeeper with little chance of making the save.

Nacho: Didn’t get forward nearly enough, although he had his hands full with Bergdich.

Pepe: Booked for trying to sneak an extra ball onto the field.

S.Ramos: He was absolutely everywhere—tackling, taking shots and scoring his side’s only goal of the encounter.

Coentrao: Did well to mostly contain the dangerous Jeffren.

Modric: He touched the ball 92 times and completed 94% of his passes, although he struggled to create high-quality chances.

X.Alonso: His distribution was well off, but he concentrated on closing down space in the centre of the park—something he did to less effect in the latter stages of the match.

Isco: He looked constantly frustrated and didn’t manage a single shot.

Di Maria: Passing was poor, although he found himself on the end of some heavy tackles.

Benzema: Not a memorable night for the Frenchman, who touched the ball just 37 times while taking a single shot.

Ronaldo: Was back on the bench when the second half started.

Morata: None of his five shots troubled Jaime in the Valladolid goal.
Marcelo: Replaced Benzema with 13 minutes remaining—a rather curious substitution with Madrid leading by only a goal.
Illarramendi: Got a slight touch to Rubio’s corner, but not enough of one to prevent the equaliser.