Teamwork makes the dream work

Participant scores as Kroos’ Bernabeu farewell ends in draw


Actual Madrid introduced their triumphant La Liga marketing campaign to an in depth with an extremely end-of-season 0-0 draw with Actual Betis.

On what was Toni Kroos’ farewell to the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid’s focus was clearly elsewhere as even the heavy hitters within the squad refused to get out of second gear in favour of defending their our bodies for the upcoming Champions League ultimate.

Betis did have two targets dominated out for offside however a goalless draw was the one manner this match was ever going to finish.

How the sport unfolded

A gentle begin to the sport noticed clear-cut probabilities show onerous to return by. Dani Carvajal fired over from a cross, earlier than Ferland Mendy’s effort was cleared off the road quarter-hour in.

Rodrygo’s low cross precipitated a second of chaos when it was flicked in direction of aim by Vinicius Junior, however Betis stopper Fran Vieites managed to get in entrance of the hassle.

Seven minutes earlier than the break, Betis thought they’d taken a shock lead. Thibaut Courtois did not cope with a cross and punched his clearance into Johnny Cardoso, who powered his effort into the roof of the web, just for VAR to rule the aim out for a harsh offside name.

Courtois did his greatest to redeem himself with a wise save to tip Ayoze Perez’s strike over the bar early within the second half.

Down the opposite finish, Vieites wanted to react rapidly after Vinicius’ ferocious snap-shot went firing in direction of aim, though a late offside flag rapidly introduced an finish to the second.

Betis noticed one other strike dominated out for offside shortly after the hour mark, earlier than the main focus turned to celebrating Kroos’ profession.

The German midfielder was withdrawn 5 minutes from time to a rapturous applause from the house followers, who had been comfortable to sacrifice targets for the possibility to say goodbye to a contemporary legend.

Rodrygo, Toni Kroos, Vinicius Junior, Dani Carvajal

Kroos was celebrated as he left the sector / JAVIER SORIANO/GettyImages

GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10 – Obtained away with a shocker for the disallowed aim however did redeem himself with a handful of good saves.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 6/10 – His typical link-up with Kroos was a significant a part of Madrid’s assault however he was typically caught too far forwards and uncovered on the again.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6/10 – Charged round decided to push as many individuals over as attainable. A bit chaotic with out really doing a lot unsuitable.

CB: Nacho Fernandez – 6/10 – If that is to be his ultimate La Liga recreation, it was an ideal instance of his Madrid profession – strong and unspectacular.

LB: Ferland Mendy – 6/10 – Obtained himself forwards as typically as attainable. Not at all times a big risk however unlucky to not rating halfway by the primary half.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 6/10 – Not at all times a dependable defender however received away with out making any actual errors.

CM: Federico Valverde – 6/10 – Operated in a deeper position to permit Carvajal to fly forwards. Not at his sharpest.

CM: Toni Kroos – 7/10 – Usually composed with the ball at his ft. Performed loads of brief passes to maintain Madrid ticking.

AM: Jude Bellingham – 6/10 – Undoubtedly not his sharpest efficiency. Tried to become involved however clearly conscious that he did not have to push himself with the Champions League ultimate developing.

ST: Rodrygo – 5/10 – Felt on the fringes of the sport and by no means actually regarded like making something occur.

ST: Vinicius Junior – 6/10 – The liveliest of Madrid’s attacking duo. May have snatched a aim early within the first half and gave the impression to be on the coronary heart of the workforce’s occasional moments of hazard.


SUB: Kepa Arrizabalaga (63′ for Courtois) – 6/10

SUB: Eder Militao (63′ for Nacho) – 6/10

SUB: Luka Modric (73′ for Camavinga) – 6/10

SUB: Lucas Vazquez (73′ for Carvajal) – 6/10

SUB: Dani Ceballos (87′ for Kroos) – N/A

Subs not used: Andriy Lunin (GK), Fran Garcia, Mario Martin, Arda Guler, Brahim Diaz, Joselu


Carlo Ancelotti – 6/10 – Handed helpful minutes to some key gamers however was by no means going to get something of notice from gamers defending themselves for the upcoming ultimate.

Participant of the match – Fran Vieites (Actual Betis)