Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings for Los Blancos

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterMay 11, 2014

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, of Germany, controls the ball during a Champions League, Group B, soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Real Madrid's La Liga title challenge ended Sunday in a 2-2 loss at Celta Vigo.

Charles Dias scored either side of half-time for Celta Vigo, both times capitalising on Real Madrid errors.

Following the defeat, the Blancos trail leaders Atletico Madrid by five points with one match left.

Keep reading for half-time and full-time ratings and analysis for Real Madrid's players.


Real Madrid Player Ratings
Starting XIHalf-TimeFull-Time
Diego Lopez67
Alvaro Arbeloa66
Sergio Ramos55
Sami Khedira66
Xabi Alonso75
Luka Modric76
Alvaro Morata66
Fabio Coentrao (for Khedira, 56')N/A7
Asier Illarramendi (for Arbeloa, 57')N/A6
Willian Jose (for Casemiro, 69')N/A6

First-Half Analysis

Diego Lopez: Not to blame for the goal following a mistake by Sergio Ramos. Otherwise, was not too busy during the first half.

Alvaro Arbeloa: A quiet first half for the right-back.

Nacho: Made two interceptions and two clearances.

Sergio Ramos: At fault for Celta's goal after being too lax in possession.

Marcelo: Defending well and getting forward to dangerous effect on the left. Set up Alvaro Morata for a good chance late in the half.

Sami Khedira: The German is making his first start in six months following a long-term injury and has misplaced a few passes when trying to attack (75 percent success rate overall).

Xabi Alonso: True to character, the midfielder has completed 90 percent of his passes.

Casemiro: Took a knock early in the match but recovered well.

Luka Modric: After posing a threat for Madrid early in the match, his influence waned later in the half.

Isco: Volleyed well off target when presented with a decent opportunity midway through the half. Later had a shot on target saved.

Alvaro Morata: Had a shot deflected onto the woodwork and missed a good chance late in the half.


Second-Half Analysis

Diego Lopez: Let down by Alonso for the second goal, much like the first, and was unable to stop Charles in a one-on-one situation. Made a fine double save in the closing moments to keep Real within two goals.

Alvaro Arbeloa: Replaced in the 56th minute by Fabio Coentrao.

Nacho: Made five interceptions, most among Real Madrid's players

Sergio Ramos: The defender had a goal ruled out for offside early in the half, capping a disappointing day.

Marcelo: Continued to supply dangerous crosses from the left throughout the match and finished with 89 percent pass accuracy.

Sami Khedira: Replaced by Asier Illarramendi in the 56th minute.

Xabi Alonso: At fault for the second goal after a poor back pass set up Celta Vigo's Charles for his second strike of the match.

Casemiro: Made way for Willian Jose midway through the half.

Luka Modric: Completed 83 percent of his passes.

Isco: Recorded two shots on target, joint-most in the side along with Morata.

Alvaro Morata: Forced a save with a rasping shot early in the half.

Asier Illarramendi: Forced a save in the closing minutes with a hard shot on target.

Willian Jose: Took a few shots but was unable to make an impact on the scoresheet.


Statistics via WhoScored.com.


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