Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, Jan 4: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

The French defender scored two for Los Blancos as Getafe were defeated.

 
9:00am on Sunday 5th January 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Raphaël Varane
D (C) - Real Madrid - 26 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.7
Jan 4, 2020
90Minutes played
2Goals
2Interceptions
5Duels won
5Aerials won
5Ball recovered
9Clearances
74Successfull passes %

Real Madrid moved level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga after close of play on Sunday after beating Getafe 3-0, with Raphael Varane emerging as the surprising goalscoring hero with two strikes either side of half-time.

To open to scoring 34 minutes in, he bravely latched on to a teasing cross from Ferland Mendy to nod into the empty net after winning the aerial battle with goalkeeper David Soria.

He made it two in the second half with another header, this time in much simpler fashion as he nodded in following the cross from Toni Kroos.

The Frenchman also contributed to the clean sheet earned by Madrid, as he won 5/6 duels, 5/6 aerial duels, and made five ball recoveries, two interceptions, and nine clearances.

26 yrs - D (C) - Real Madrid
88
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
1350
Played matches
15
3
Tackles Won P90
0.67
Interceptions P90
0.87
Duels won P90
4.73
Successful passing %
88%
Aerials Won P90
3.07

Latest news

La Liga

Ansu Fati: Player Rating and Performance in Villarreal victory

The 17-year-old was once again in sublime form as Barcelona easily swept past the Yellow Submarines

  • 2 hours
Transfers

Manchester City on brink of £65m deal for Ruben Dias

In the wake of their shocking 5-2 loss at the hands of Leicester, Pep Guardiola is all set to make another defensive reinforcement

  • 3 hours
Player Rating

Luis Suarez: Player Rating and Performance on his Atletico debut

The Uruguayan started on the bench but got in on the act in a real statement of intent from his new side

  • 7 hours
Premier League

Jose Mourinho storms down tunnel after 'joke' handball decision

A late, totally unjustifiable penalty kick given to Newcastle sent the Portuguese into a rage and he headed to the dressing room

  • 8 hours
Transfers

Real Madrid won't make any signings, Zidane confirms

Los Blancos boss has said that there will be no new arrivals in one of the quietest transfer windows in years for the Spanish giants

  • 9 hours
VAR

Spanish federation want Manuel Pellegrini banned for criticising VAR

The Chilean was heavily critical of the performance of the technology, and the officials, in Betis' defeat to Real Madrid

  • 9 hours

Most read