Real Madrid player ratings: Vinicius Junior humbled & Eduardo Camavinga careless in Copa del Rey defeat

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Carlo Ancelotti's could be in trouble after being beaten 1-0 at home by Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie.

Real Madrid suffered a surprise defeat to an injury-hit Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Xavi's side took the advantage ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou.

A typically tetchy affair between the eternal rivals saw Vinicius Junior booked for an early wrestling match with Frenkie de Jong in a sign of a frustrating night ahead for the Brazilian before Barcelona took the lead after 26 minutes.

The visitors were helped by Madrid as they opened the scoring. An awful pass from Eduardo Camavinga allowed Barcelona to break forward through Franck Kessie. Thibaut Courtois saved the midfielder's shot but the ball ricocheted off Eder Militao and into the back of the net, with Nacho whiffing at a chance to clear it off the line.

Real Madrid ramped up the pressure in the second half but couldn't find an equaliser and now face an uphill task if they are to make it to the final.

GOAL rates Real Madrid's players from the Santiago Bernabeu...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Thibaut Courtois (6/10):

    Barely had anything to do other than pick the ball out of his own net after the own goal.

    Dani Carvajal (6/10):

    Blasted a good chance miles over the bar at the end of the first half.

    Eder Militao (5/10):

    Was credited with the own goal but was a little unfortunate and could do little to prevent the ball going over the line.

    Antonio Rudiger (6/10):

    A solid enough showing from the centre-back.

    Nacho (5/10):

    Booked for pulling back Raphinha and hooked just after the hour as Ancelotti sent on Rodrygo.

  2. Midfield
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    Eduardo Camavinga (4/10):

    Guilty of an awful pass that gifted Barcelona possession which led to the own goal.

    Toni Kroos (6/10):

    Created Madrid's best chance of the first half which was wasted by Dani Carvajal.

    Luka Modric (5/10):

    Not his night. Wasted an early chance and couldn't provide the attacking inspiration his side so badly needed.

  3. Attack
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    Fede Valverde (5/10):

    Grew frustrated as the game wore on and also went into the book for a poor challenge on Frenkie de Jong.

    Karim Benzema (4/10):

    Volleyed home a brilliant goal in the first half but saw it rightly ruled out as he had strayed offside.

    Vinicius Junior (4/10):

    Once again struggled up against Ronald Araujo and saw yellow after tangling with De Jong.

  4. Subs and manager

    Rodrygo (5/10):

    Sent on as Madrid searched for an equaliser and shot wide in stoppage time.

    Aurelien Tchouameni (5/10):

    Little impact off the bench.

    Alvaro Rodriguez (N/A):

    No late heroics from the youngster this time around.

    Carlo Ancelotti (5/10):

    Ancelotti will know this is a missed chance for Los Blancos who failed to beat an under-strength Barcelona and now face an uphill task ahead of the return at Camp Nou.