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

Full tournament player ratings below:

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

Dani Carvajal-9: The greatest right-back in Real Madrid history got the goal he deserved for his career. A run hit the near post from a corner kick, something Real Madrid had rehearsed earlier this season. There were two other big chances: one a near-post header that foreshadowed what was to come and the other a volley after connecting with a Vinicius cross at the back post. As important as the goal was his last tackle on Adeyemi to deny the winger in the first half. An all round perfect game from Legend.

Rudiger-7: Made several important clearances and cut out dangerous Dortmund crosses. His long crosses to Vinicius caused problems for Dortmund in the second half.

Nacho—7: The captain didn’t miss a beat in his first Champions League start. A game that would end his career at Real Madrid and a game he deserved for his work for the club.

Ferland Mendy-8: A rock at the back — one of the few bright spots in the first half. He was calm and composed while many of his teammates were frantic and nervous. There were several crisp tackles that set the tone and Jadon didn’t let Sancho get the better of him.

Eduardo Camavinga—7: Although he played with a bit of fear in the first half, he improved dramatically in the second half. Carlo changed his stance with Fed and allowed Camavinga to press higher. His interventions up the pitch helped change Madrid’s momentum.

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Tony Cruz-8: Correct dispatch. Thanks for everything, Tony. He took the mantle when the first half was tough. Never shied away from taking responsibility. The truth of this game and the truth of his life. Slung 4 key passes and had 97% pass accuracy from 94 passes, making this a typical UCL final for Germany.

Fede Valverde-8.5: Got Carvajal Man of the Match. Moved into deeper defensive pockets in the second half, denying Dortmund any chance to counter. Left his soul on the pitch and delivered his second UCL title.

Jude Bellingham-6: Not the best match of the season, but there were moments of success: a header inside the box glanced wide and Goble saved Kamavinga’s cutback.

Vinicius Junior-8: Another goal in the UCL final. He finished the match with 8 triples. He positioned himself at the top of the Ballon d’Or mantle.

Rodrigo-5: A lackluster first half, but improved in the second half by going wide on the right and running at Matson.

Substitutions:

Luka Modric—7: Toni Kroos was substituted after leading 2-0. Vini was involved in a counter-attack that almost created another chance for Junior.

Eder Militao—7: A late substitute in stoppage time to watch the game defensively. There was a crucial head clearance and Malone ran down in a foot-race.

Josalu—N/A: A late substitution may have been a reward for his semi-final heroics.

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

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