Real Madrid 2-2 PSG: Late rescue act from French side as Karim Benzema and Keylor Navas shine


Two goals from Karim Benzema weren’t enough to give Real Madrid victory over Paris Saint-Germain, as the French team roared back to claim a point with two goals in the space of 133 seconds.
The outcome was harsh on a Real team which dominated the majority of the game and had several outstanding individual performances – including a shock selection who was neither Welsh nor Brazilian.
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Thibaut Courtois 6. Got lucky when a red card and penalty was overturned on VAR review, but was otherwise solid enough.
Dani Carvajal 7. Played a part in the opening goal and later nearly netted with a thumping strike. Strong in defence.
Raphael Varane 5. Used his pace to contain Mbappe but made a horrible error for PSG’s first. Could have scored twice.
Sergio Ramos 7. Occasionally vulnerable against Mbappe’s surges inside but defended with focus and anticipation.
Marcelo 7. Not exactly defensively diligent, but he was a rampaging presence in attack and crossed well for Benzema’s second.
Fede Valverde 8. Pushed forward down the right, including the key role in the opener. Another hugely dynamic display.
Casemiro 6. Powered a deflected strike just over but otherwise contented himself with keeping the team’s defensive shape.
Toni Kroos 7. Smooth and assured, coming close with a trio of fierce drives and dictating play with precise passing.
Isco 8. Surprisingly selected as an attacking midfielder and impressed, hitting the post before Benzema’s opener.
Karim Benzema 9. Converted the opener from a rebound, headed home the second and linked play superbly all night.
Eden Hazard 8. His run sparked the opening goal and that typified an exciting, all-action display before he limped off injured.
Gareth Bale 6. Entered to a mixture of jeers and cheers for Hazard. Denied by the post from a free-kick in the last minute.
Luka Modric 6. Replaced Valverde in midfield and had a hand in the second goal but largely struggled to find his rhythm.
Rodrygo 5. Came on for Isco and had a headless chicken moment by blazing wide when he should have given Benzema a tap-in.
🏁 FT: @realmadriden 2-2 @PSG_English ⚽ @Benzema 17', 79'; Mbappé 81', Sarabia 83'#Emirates | #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 26, 2019 PSG
Keylor Navas 8. Back on his old home ground and made great saves from Kroos, Carvajal, Marcelo and Isco to keep his team alive.
Thomas Meunier 6. Had his work cut out against Hazard and Marcelo, but improved after he kicked the latter out of the game.
Thiago Silva 7. Defended well in a penalty box which was often under siege, making several key clearances and blocks.
Presnel Kimpembe 5. Lost Benzema for the second goal and struggled with the pace of the home team’s attacking play.
Juan Bernat 6. Showed attacking intent from left-back, including the cross for the leveller, but was bypassed for the opening goal.
Idrissa Gueye 4. Couldn’t repeat his heroics from the teams’ first meeting, struggling against Kroos and replaced at the break.
Marquinhos 5. Struggled to play out from the back as he was closed down by Isco, also failing to close down space defensively.
Marco Verratti 5. Tested Courtois with a thumping long-range strike but wasn’t effective in midfield, overpowered by Valverde’s energy.
Kylian Mbappe 7. A constant threat, regularly looking dangerous and giving his team late hope with a close-range goal.
Mauro Icardi 5. Volleyed and headed wide early on, but his threat faded after the break and he was replaced by Draxler.
Angel Di Maria 6. Preferred to Neymar on the wing and flitted in and out of the action before being replaced with 15 minutes left.
Let's go! 👊 #RMPSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 26, 2019 SUBS
Neymar 5. Introduced at the break but struggled to make an impact, looking off the pace and short of fitness.
Pablo Sarabia 7. Came on down the right wing and thumped home a spectacular leveller with one of his first touches.
Julian Draxler 6. A late entrant and his shot was blocked in the build-up to Sarabia’s equaliser. Otherwise quiet. Sport360

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