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Liverpool and Real Madrid players receive brutal L’Equipe ratings

Real Madrid clinched the Champions League title last night with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the Stade de France, courtesy of Vinicius Junior’s second-half strike.

The Brazilian’s goal after 59 minutes ended Liverpool‘s hopes of finishing the season with a treble of trophies, having already won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

It was the Reds who brought the game to Los Blancos for the majority of the evening, but a combination of poor finishing, defensive solidity and a heroic display from Thibaut Courtois in the Real Madrid goal condemned them to another Champions League final loss, stopping them in their pursuit to avenge the 2018 final defeat.

Victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s side put the icing on the cake for an exceptional Champi ons League campaign that saw them overcome the odds against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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Real looked down and out at one point in each of the various knockout rounds, going to extra time in the last eight and four clashes against Chelsea and City, but powered through and showed their experience in a mature display on Saturday.

With the dust settled and Real crowned champions of Europe for a 14th time, French outlet L’Equipe have released their player and manager ratings for the final, which have surfaced on Reddit. L’Equipe have garnered a reputation for their ratings over the years, infamously proving an incredibly harsh marker in the past.

You won’t be surprised to hear that hasn’t changed for the final. L’Equipe have pulled no punches when it comes to rating both Liverpool and Real Madrid, and it makes for rather shocking reading.

Toni Kroos’s rating immediately jumps out, having been awarded a mere 3/10 for his display.

Three out of ten. And he was on the winning team.

His veteran midfield counterpart Luka Modric also received an alarmingly low 4/10, with Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema – who finished with 15 goals despite not bagging in the final – both receiving a 5/10.

But while that was about as nasty as it got for Los Blancos, Liverpool were not let off the hook lightly. At all.

Luis Diaz has been a revelation since signing from Porto in January, weighing in with six goals and five assists in all competitions. The final unfortunately wasn’t his night, however, and L’Equipe were keen to remind readers of that by scoring him a 3/10.

Elsewhere, Thiago was given a 4/10 for his performance as was goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who couldn’t do much to stop the only goal of the night. Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Andy Robertson all received a 5/10, while Mohamed Salah was the only Liverpool player to score above six, being given a 7/10.

It’s not a surprise to read such dramatic ratings from L’Equipe, who have become known for their system, but it doesn’t make them any less shocking to read.

Even Courtois, who set a record with his nine saves throughout the final and recorded a well-earned clean sheet, could only score a 9/10. Astonishing.

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You can view the ratings in full below, where both sides’ managers have also been scored.

Liverpool:

Jurgen Klopp – 3/10

Alisson – 4/10

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6/10

Ibrahima Konate – 6/10

Virgil van Dijk – 6/10

Andy Robertson – 5/10

Fabinho – 5/10

Jordan Henderson – 5/10

Thiago Alcantara – 4/10

Mohamed Salah – 7/10

Sadio Mane – 6/10

Luis Diaz – 3/10

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Real Madrid:

Carlo Ancelotti – 7/10

Thibaut Courtois – 9/10

Dani Carvajal – 7/10

Eder Militao – 6/10

David Alaba – 6/10

Ferland Mendy – 5/10

Casemiro – 5/10

Luka Modric – 4/10

Toni Kroos – 3/10

Fede Valverde – 6/10

Karim Benzema – 5/10

Vinicius Junior – 6/10

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