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Real Madrid Player Ratings vs Schalke As The Holders Deliver Statement Of Intent

Real Madrid on the way to reclaiming their trophy..

No team has successfully retained the Champions League since its inception in 1992, but Real Madrid today made a statement in their attempts to do exactly that.

Despite a few shaky moments when leading in Gelsenkirchen, Los Blancos kept Schalke at arms length and subsequently delivering a knockout blow which surely books their place in the quarter-finals.

Here is how Carlo Ancelotti’s men rated in the last-16 encounter.

1. Iker Casillas – 6

The legendary Spaniard was rarely called into action but didn’t look all too convincing in his technique when making saves.

Daniel Carvajal Real Madrid

15. Daniel Carvajal – 8

Looks like Real Madrid have found a long-term sound full-back, Carvajal produced another solid performance. A wonderful assist with his weaker foot was the cherry on the cake.

3. Pepe – 7

Brought experience to a back four which missed his presence as well as Sergio Ramos.

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2. Raphael Varane – 6

Looked the classy outfit many feel he’ll become when alongside a senior figure as he was decisive in his duel.

12. Marcelo – 7

Was his usual adventurous best down the left-hand side and capped a sound performance with an outstanding strike that perhaps settles the tie.

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