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Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

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In a rollercoaster of a match that ended with a 2-2 draw, Real Madrid saw varying levels of performance across the squad.

The star of the show was Vinicius, bagging two goals that kept Real in the game. Not everyone was on their A-game, but they hung in there to salvage a point.

Here are the player ratings of the Champions League night in Bayern.

Lunin – 5

Made great saves in the first half but conceded 2 earlier on in the second.

Lucas – 3

Gave away a penalty early in the second for Bayern to take the lead. Missed a few passes as well. Not his best outing.

Rüdiger – 6

Dealt with Bayern’s aerial threat and ground duels.

Nacho – 5

Solid in defence. Unfortunately conceded two early second half goals and came off in the 65tg minute

Mendy – 6

Once again provided defensive solidity on the left side. Linked with Vinicius and Bellingham on a number of occasions.

Valverde – 5

Quiet night. Not enough forward surges and failed to support the right back.

Tchouaméni – 6

Made impressive interceptions early in the game. Provided extra stability from the 65th minute when he slotted in at center back.

Kroos – 7

Provided a world class assist and controlled the tempo of Real Madrid’s game.

Rodrygo – 5

Slow night for the Brazilian but won Real an important penalty in the 82nd minute.

Bellingham – 5

Once again showed his quality but still lacked the cutting edge he had last year.

Vinicius – 8

Two goals for Real’s poster boy. He was the difference on the night.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images

Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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