Real Madrid dispatched of Schalke with relative ease
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Top of La Liga and on the way to a quarter-final after a 2-0 away win against Schalke as the Whites looks to retain their crown as Europe’s elite club.
Here is how Carlo Ancelotti’s men rated in the last-16 encounter.
1. Iker Casillas – 6
Rarely called into action, Casillas is still struggling to regain the technique when saving basic shots.
15. Daniel Carvajal – 8
A youth product and one who will no doubt keep his place for a long-time, an all action display was capped off with a wonderful assist for the first goal.
3. Pepe – 7
Calming presence at the back and did everything to preserve Real Madrid’s clean sheet
2. Raphael Varane – 6
Looked the classy with very little to do and more comfortable with experience next to him.
12. Marcelo – 7
A sublime goal to give Madrid a 2-0 lead, the Brazilian was at his usual bombarding best.