Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid 0-2, the report cards: Courtois, MVP debut. Kroos and Carvajal 8

(74′ Carvajal, 83′ Vinicius Jr)

Borussia Dortmund report cards – Edited by Paolo Lora Lamia

Kobel 6.5 – After a first half of the game almost as a non-paying spectator, he was among the absolute protagonists of the second with several good saves which, however, were not enough to achieve victory.

Ryerson 6 – An arrow in the right lane, which pushes forward consistently and guarantees this accompaniment to the offensive action until the first half of the second half.

Hummels 7 – He plays a gladiatorial contest, allowing little or nothing to pass into his area. When he serves, he closes even further forward and does so profitably. In the finale, he is forced to raise the white flag.

Schlotterbeck 6.5 – He forms an extremely tough pair with Hummels, who concedes very little to the insidious Madrid attackers for a good part of the match.

Maatsen 4.5 – Difficult start, with Real pushing hard on their side. He seems more confident as the minutes pass, but towards the end he launches the 0-2 action which closes the game.

Sabitzer 6 – Of the duo in midfield, he is the element who pushes forward the most, showing up close to the area to attempt a shot or even near Courtois.

Emre Can 6 – A tireless mastiff in the middle of the pitch, who stops the opponents’ actions and then restarts his team with good quality. From 81′ Malen sv.

Sancho 5 – Among the most overshadowed in Terzic’s eleven, despite Dortmund attacking a lot and doing so by also developing on their side. From 87′ Bynoe-Gittens sv.

Brandt 6 – He floats between the lines, thinking mainly of finishing the yellow and black maneuver with quality. He also has a chance at the start, but doesn’t materialize it. Better in the first part of the race. From 81′ Haller sv.

Adeyemi 5.5 – Darting on the left, where he creates havoc among the white shirts. However, he is not sufficiently lucid on the occasions he has in the area. From 72′ Reus 6 – Last game in yellow and black for him, who comes on just before the Blancos’ lead and doesn’t have much chance to emerge.

Fullkrug 6.5 – He acts as a real offensive reference, doing dirty work for his teammates and also making himself dangerous himself. He had the best chance of the first half, but his conclusion following Courtois’s exit hit the post. In the second half he was always willing and also scored the 1-2, which was however disallowed for offside.

Edin Terzic 6.5 – A path that won applause in the Champions League, which ended causing those who have European DNA under their feet to suffer for a long time. It’s a shame for the wasted opportunities, but the emotions given to the yellow and black people remain.

Real Madrid report cards – By Ivan Cardia

Courtois 8 – The surprise move: in this Champions League he made his debut directly in the final. Luckily, he knows something about how the big-eared cup is won: it is the bulwark on which Dortmund hits.

Carvajal 8 – In the first half, Adeyemi remains to watch, a Ferrari against a Topolino. He changes gear in the second half, when he becomes the most dangerous on the Wembley pitch. On the third occasion it is he, who has won six of the Champions League with today’s one, who scores the goal which, in fact, is worth

Rudiger 6 – What a long way, from his days in Stuttgart to being the best defender in Europe’s most important competition… Not tonight, at least not until Real put their heads forward. Fullkrug runs away from him from all sides.

Nacho 6 – Sufficiency, for those who win the sixth Champions League in their career, is practically a must. If it had gone differently, the vote would have been decidedly lower. A candle to San Thibaut.

Mendy 6.5 – Contains Sancho, who partly stops on his own. Not very proactive when pushing. And the feeling that in a few weeks (did someone say Davies?) That armband will no longer be his.

Valverde 6.5 – Madrid’s most underrated player, who almost everyone already considers out of the typical lineup in the next season Galacticos. We’ll see, in the meantime, the usual substance.

Camavinga 6 – He can play anywhere, okay. From the bottom, however, he is better off handing over the keys to the German down here.

Kroos 8 – The last match with the clubs couldn’t have gone differently. He draws football, from free kicks and from corners. The Golden Ball that some are calling for would perhaps be excessive. Of course, if he won the European Championships… (From 85′ Modric sv).

Rodrygo 6 – Here’s another one who, had things gone differently, would hardly have come close to 5, to be generous. Phantom ending. (From 90′ Militao sv).

Bellingham 7 – He disappears for large stretches, also because he is rarely served by his companions. Maatsen takes care of it and he provides the assist that is worth the double, the definitive safety. (From 85′ Joselu sv).

Vinicius 7.5 – He may not be the nicest player on the planet, but few are as friendly with the ball as he is. The goal is easy, but very heavy because it closes the issue. There was talk of the Ballon d’Or: the way it works, he is the big favourite. (From 90’+3 Vazquez sv).

Carlo Ancelotti 9 – We would all like to have his seraphic calm. Impossible while the team struggles, doesn’t build, suffers and risks going under. In the locker room, however, he must have said something, given that Real at the start of the second half was a decidedly better version than the one “admired” until half-time. Fifth Champions League on the board as a coach. And he always gives the idea that the best is yet to come.