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

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