Real Madrid suffered a big 4-0 defeat to PSG in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Check out Grant Little’s immediate reaction for a more in-depth discussion of the match. Read on for player ratings.
GK: Méline Gérard – 5.5 / 10
Difficult to attribute too much of this result to Gérard. Nonetheless, while she made a number of decent saves, she bet going out of her line on the opening goal, leaving the net wide open, and failed to communicate with Rocío on the PSG fourth. .
RWB: Kenti Robles – 5/10
Kenti has suffered more than most today. She rarely had the opportunity to advance her trademark and was instead stuck for 90 minutes, struggling to defend the devilishly delicate duo of Sakina Karchaoui and Sandy Baltimore.
RCB: Claudia Florentino – 4/10
Florentino didn’t sign with hopes that she would feature in these type of games, but she had to rise to the occasion with injured Babett Peter. It was a bit too much for her as she lost to dribblers more than once and struggled to follow runs behind her back.
DC: Rocío Gálvez – 4.5 / 10
Rocío generally protected the area well but failed on key occasions, such as when she couldn’t stay with Marie-Antoinette Katoto’s run to the opening goal, failed to properly face the same opponent in the airs on the third of PSG and committed a goal against his own unnecessary camp 11 minutes later.
LCB: Ivana Andrés – 6.5 / 10
Ivana is probably the only defender to look halfway against the ball. She choked the passes in the channels time and time again and kept the score from getting even worse.
LWB / RCB: Lucía Rodríguez – 6/10
Lucía didn’t make a lot of obvious mistakes defensively and had a few moments to carry the ball to higher areas. At the end of the day, she was put into a role where her influence was limited and had to see the proceedings as a right-center-back after David Aznar’s final round of subs.
CM: Claudia Zornoza – 5/10
A nightmarish match for a central midfielder; shuttle from side to side for a full match and get a swarm as soon as you try to chain something in possession. Zornoza just wasn’t placed in an environment to make an impact.
CM: Maite Oroz – 5.5 / 10
Maite spoke of the magical moment in Madrid’s game with a sick disguised pass around the 38th minute. It took the PSG midfielder completely and hinted at the possibilities if Las Blancas could enter the advanced areas more regularly. Sadly, that didn’t happen, and I’m sure Maite’s lasting memory of that loss will be the awkward mistake she made in her own box, which directed a low cross straight to Sara Däbritz to carry the score at 2-0 in the first half. , rather than a cool skill.
RM: Marta Corredera – 5/10
Although Corredera was decent with the ball, she was far too limited offensively to give Madrid the desperate relief they needed on the counterattack. Aznar probably threw it for defense, which didn’t produce the expected consequences. Corredera did not offer Kenti and Claudia F. significant help and was caught napping on a set piece that signaled PSG dominance to come.
LM / RM: Athenea del Castillo – 5/10
Athenea has really tried to shake things up for her team. She chased players all the time and defended with fiery intensity. However, she just couldn’t get the upper hand over Ashley Lawrence and was visibly frustrated by the lack of offensive support.
ST: Esther González – 4.5 / 10
Esther cut out the most isolated number of anyone in the eleven. There isn’t much to say about her performance other than a few moments where she tried to delay the game.
ST: Nahikari García (replacing Esther; 60 ‘) – 5.5 / 10
Nahikari managed to shoot from long distance and probably saw more ball than Esther due to the state of play effects and PSG’s slack in the second half.
CM: Teresa Abelleira (replaced Maite; 60 ‘) – 5/10
It was the same story for Teresa as it was for Maite and Zornoza.
LM / LWB: Olga Carmona (replaced Corredera; 65 ‘) – 5.5 / 10
Olga immediately provided Madrid with the breadth and attacking intention needed to push PSG back and find paths to goal, but it was too little too late.
LS: Caroline Møller Hansen (replaced Zornoza; 77 ‘) – 6/10
Hansen’s arrival coincided with a switch to a 3-4-3 form which brought Claudia F. into midfield, pushed Olga to LWB and placed Lucía at RCB. This gave Madrid a little more juice and Møller put in Madrid’s best shot from a tight angle into the left side of the box.
RS: Lorena Navarro (substitute Athénée; 77 ‘) – 5/10
I tried to receive between the lines and tie the game intelligently, as she always does.