Man City player ratings vs Real Madrid as Jack Grealish and Jeremy Doku good

Manchester City star Jack Grealish
Manchester City star Jack Grealish -Credit:2024 Getty Images

Manchester City are out of the Champions League after Real Madrid claimed a 4-3 victory on penalties at the end of another European classic.

The two teams could not be separated after 90 minutes after Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Rodrygo's early strike, and neither side was able to find a breakthrough in the additional 30 minutes. That meant penalties, and a penalty shootout for City without Erling Haaland after he had been taken off in the game.

Ederson saved his first spot-kick but Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic missed for the Blues and the away side were left celebrating. Here are how the players rated for the game as the Treble dream is ended for another season.

Ederson: Unlucky with the goal after a superb reflex stop, and had a quiet night otherwise until the shootout where he saved and scored a penalty. 7

Walker: Twice at fault for the early goal City conceded, although his pace was an asset later in the game against Real's forward line. 7

Akanji: His deficiencies in the Stones role were exposed in the first half but he was much better after the break popping up in the box. 7

Dias: Solid all game and commanding the team from the back, making sure nobody was out of position. 7

Gvardiol: Trusted ahead of Ake and delivered another mature performance, settling after an early wobble and proving a vital link in City's play. 8

Rodri: He's just so good. It wasn't a vintage performance but he made sure he controlled the midfield in the second half. 8

Foden: Struggled to get into the game from the right wing, becoming more influential in the second half after switching with Silva. 7

De Bruyne: Wasteful on the ball and unable to make a host of City corners count, only to turn up at the right time with the vital equaliser. Should have had another. 7

Silva: City's Mr Versatile was in full flow again, working well with Grealish before looking better on the right in the second half. 7

Grealish: City's best player while he was on the pitch, offering an attacking threat that directly challenged Real and always looking comfortable on the ball. 7

Haaland: He did his job of occupying the defenders, although he could have done better with several chances that came his way. 6


Doku (for Grealish, 72) Troubled Carvajal from the off and made the equaliser. 8

Alvarez (for Haaland, 91) Gave City some extra pace but couldn't get a decent opening. 6

Kovacic (for De Bruyne, 112) A nice spring into the box late on and then a good tackle on Bellingham but missed from the spot. 6

Stones (for Akanji, 112) Didn't see much of the action. 6

Not used: Ortega, Carson, Ake, Lewis, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb