Unbeaten run routed! Real Madrid winners, losers & ratings as Rayo Vallecano stun Los Blancos

Dani Carvajal:

Real should really focus on signing a right-back, sooner rather than later.

For a squad that is exceptional virtually across the pitch, their right-back roster of an ageing Carvajal and converted winger Lucas Vasquez is seriously concerning. Carvajal showed his age tonight, getting burned over and over again, which isn’t a surprise at this point.

Considering how well they’ve done with replenishing their midfield and attack, right-back should be the next priority – before things get ugly.

Carlo Ancelotti:

The man who never seems to break character could’ve showed a little more of it tonight, without getting too ‘Brendan Rodgers’ about things.

It was clear Real needed a rocket up the rear end at half-time following an incredibly lacklustre performance, and the perfect way to do that would’ve been a few players getting the hook. However, Ancelotti kept faith in a side who had strolled into the break without much care and it showed.

Use your subs bench, Carlo. Please. We know that sweet, sweet break is on the horizon, but there was still work to be done.

Aurelien Tchouameni:

It’s games like this where you’d expect Tchouameni to settle himself into life as a Real player, but again he struggled.

By no means was it the worst performance of the night, nor was it one that signalled a problem that can’t be fixed, but it’s concerning to see the young Frenchman look so passive against favourable opposition.

Life at the very top isn’t easy, and if he doesn’t turn it around, someone else will take his spot.

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